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  1. Rabi, Ayman: Water Apartheid in Palestine
    A Crime Against Humanity

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Ayman Rabi on the 2.1 million Palestinians who suffer an artificial water scarcity deliberately created and sustained by Israel’s military occupation and the private Israeli water company Mekorot.
  2. Rabinowitch, Alexander: The Bolsheviks Come to Power
    The Revolution of 1917 in Petrograd

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2009
    An account of how the Bolshevik revolution triumphed.
  3. Rabinowitch, Alexander: The Bolsheviks in Power
    The First Year of Soviet Rule in Petrograd

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2007
  4. Rabinowitch, Alexander: Prelude to Revolution
    The Petrograd Bolsheviks and the July 1917 Uprising

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1968   Published: 1991
    About the role of the Bolsheviks in the period between the February and October 1917 revolutions, concentrating on their role in the July uprising in Petrograd.
  5. Rabinowitz, Paula: Museums, Art and the Rackets
    Against The Current vol. 121

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    In the late 1990s when it appeared that the laws of capitalism had been suspended temporarily and wealth could be accrued purely on speculation, the New York Times began an annual full-section report on museums, those once fusty and staid zones of quiet suddenly become hot public draws. Its 21 April, 1999, issue extols the role museums play in rebuilding urban economies worldwide. The Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the Frank Gehry-designed Guggenheim in Bilbao, Spain, and new wings of the Metropolitan in New York have been instrumental in fostering urban pride and capital flows.
  6. Rabinowitz, Paula; Barraclough, Ruth; Bowen-Struyk, Heather: Red Love Across the Pacific
    Political and Sexual Revolutions of the Twentieth Century

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    This book examines the Red Love vogue that swept across the Asia-Pacific in the 1920s and 1930s as part of a worldwide interest in socialism and follows its trails throughout the twentieth century.
  7. Rabkin, Yakov M.: New book describes a century of Jewish opposition to Zionism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
  8. Rabkin, Yakov M.: A Threat from Within
    A Century of Jewish Opposition to Zionism

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2004   Published: 2005
    Rabkin brings to light continuing Jewish opposition to Zionism, a religious tradition which presents a fundamental challenge to the idea of Israel as a Jewish state.
  9. Rabkin,Yakov M.: A serious newspaper should not confuse Jews and Zionists
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    On the eve of the 62th anniversary of Israel, it is important to remember that it was the Zionist minority of Palestine's inhabitants that issued the unilateral declaration of independence. Israel is a Zionist state, not a Jewish one, another important distinction to make in future articles on this burning subject.
  10. Raboy, Marc: Movements and Messages
    Media and Radical Politics on Quebec

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1984
    A study of the attempt by social and political movements in Quebec to shape their own communication strategies in oppostion to the power of the state and the mainstream media.
  11. Raboy, Marc and Bruck, Peter A. (ed.): Communication for and Against Democracy
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
    This anthology explores the circumstances in which communication serves at times as an instrument of repression and domination, and at others as a support for human emancipation.
  12. Rachleff, Peter: The Case of Northwest Airlines: Workers' Rights & Wrongs
    Against The Current vol. 125

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    Four years ago, when asked by an academic journal to write about whether the strike was still a viable weapon in labor’s “arsenal,” my title was blunt: “Is the Strike Dead?”(1) As is my style, I introduced some historical material and offered an analysis of the anti-labor bias of the past 25 years, during which the number of “large” strikes (involving 1,000 or more workers) had declined from more than 400 per year to less than 30.
  13. Rachleff, Peter: The Northwest Airlines Strike: Where is Labor Going?
    Against The Current vol. 119

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) strike at Northwest Airlines offers a window into class relations and the state of the labor movement in the United States. What we can see through that window is very grim.
  14. Rachleff, Peter: When Human Beings Are Illegal
    Against The Current vol. 136

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    Once the government assumes the task of separating citizens from "impossible subjects," historian Mae Ngai points out, "the border" is everywhere, not just between countries. Thus, the border has come to the Midwest. In the two years since the immigrant rights marches of spring 2006, there have been federal ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) raids of workplaces, especially meatpacking plants, in Minnesota, Iowa, and Nebraska.
  15. Rachleff, Peter etc. (translators): Lip and the Self-Managed Counter-Revolution
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1973   Published: 1975
    Analyses of the struggle in the LIP watch-making factory in France.
  16. Rachlis, Michael; Kushner, Carol: Second Opinion
    What's Wrong With Canada's Health Care System and How to Fix It

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
  17. Rachlis, Michael; Kushner, Carol: Strong Medicine
    How to Save Canada's Health Care System

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1994
    The authors make comparisons of health care between the United States and Canada and argue that changes must be made to Canada's health care system so services can be accessible to the public.
  18. Radack, Jesselyn: Is the Vault 7 Source a Whistleblower?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Historically, the criminal justice system has been a particularly inept judge of who is a whistleblower. Moreover, it has allowed the use of the pernicious Espionage Act – an arcane law meant to go after spies – to go after whistleblowers who reveal information the public interest.
  19. Rader, Dotson: I Ain't Marchin' Anymore
    Resource Type: Book
  20. Radford, Leslie: Foreclosures and the Police State
    Hernandez Family Foreclosure Sparks Anti-Eviction Outrage

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The story of the Hernandez family, who became local heroes in their determination to keep their Van Nuys home from foreclosure.
  21. Radford, Tim: Why the zoo shot its tigers
    Resource Type: Article
    A discussion of the practice of - and motivation behind - culling and conservation in the one of the worlds foremost science and conservation zoological facilities, the London Zoo.
  22. Radford,Tim: Future dustbowl? Fracking ravages Great Plains land and water
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The fracking boom has caused massive vegetation loss over North America's rangelands, as 3 million hectares have been occupied by oil and gas infrastructure and 34 billion cubic metres of water have been pumped from semi-arid ecosystems.
  23. Radical Therapist Collective - Agel, Jerome (ed.): The Radical Therapist
    Therapy means change not adjustment

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1971
    The contributors to this anthology proceed from the premise that therapy should be a means of liberation rather than a tool of social control.
  24. Radim Marada: Civil Society
    Adventures of the Concept Before and After 1989

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1997
    A discussion of "Civil Society" pertaining to the Czech Republic, especially the definitions offered by Charter 77 and later by its most famous member, Vaclav Havel.
  25. Radosh, Ronald; Rothbard, Murray N.: A New History of Leviathan
    Essays on the Rise of the American Corporate State

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1972
  26. Radwan, Noha: Egyptian Women and the Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Radwan focuses on the role women are playing in the Egyptian Revolution, their reasons for being active in the movement, and the repercussions they experience as a result of their involvement.
  27. Radwan, Noha: Egypt's Revolution at Three
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Radwan examines the Egyptian Revolution and the rise of General Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi after the ousting of President Morsi.
  28. Raffensperger, Carolyn; Butler, Kaitlin: Economics As If Future Generations Mattered
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    We have turned a corner on climate change-- a wrong turn-- and it is happening more rapidly than we have predicted. Climate change is already disrupting society, ecosystems, and national economies. We have altered so much of our Earth that we now threaten our own survival.
  29. Rafia, Zakaria: Pakistan: The hell of sexual harassment in the workplace
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In increasingly competitive Pakistani work situations, women continue to be targets for men with power.
  30. Rahal, Louai: Marxism: an Introduction to a Misunderstood Philosophy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An introduction to fundamental principles of Marxism, and and examination of how these principles have been misrepresented by dictators and war criminals, leading to widespread misunderstanding.
  31. Rahman, Atiur: Peasants and Classes
    A Study in Differentiation in Bangladesh

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
    Dr. Rahman shows how in Bangladesh old relations of production and exchange are changing, poor peasants are being dispossessed as the rich enlarge their landholdings, and proletarianization is making headway. Mass rural impoverishment and political unrest are the likely long-term consequences. An introduction by Dr. Terry Byres brings out the wider significance for peasant studies of Rahman's methodology and conclusions.
  32. Rahman, Mowdud; Aitken, Greg: Coal plant threatens world's largest mangrove forest - and Bangladesh's future
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    As COP21 reaches its endgame, there are plans to build 2,440 coal-fired power plants around the worl. Their completion would send global temperatures, and sea levels, soaring. Yet Bangladesh, the world's most 'climate vulnerable' large country, has plans for a 1.3GW coal power plant on the fringes of its World Heritage coastal wetlands.
  33. Rahnema, Saeed: How not to understand Islamist politics
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
  34. Rahnema, Saeed: The Perils of Faith-Based Multiculturalism
    The Case of Shari'a in Canada

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    Conservative religious leaders have become more vocal and demanding, and governments are giving in to their demands without much regard for the serious consequences for democracy and citizens’ rights.
  35. Raimondo, Justin: Antiwar.com vs. the Decline of American Journalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    What is the "alternative" media? If we look at the phrase itself, it seems to mean the media that presents itself as the alternative to what we call the "corporate media," i.e. the New York Times, the Washington Post, your local rag – in short, the Legacy Media that predominated in those bygone days before the Internet. And yet this whole arrangement seems outdated, to say the least. The Internet has long since been colonized by the corporate giants: BuzzFeed, for example, is regularly fed huge dollops of cash from its corporate owners. And the Legacy Media has adapted to the primacy of online media, however reluctantly and ineptly. So the alternative media isn’t defined by how they deliver the news, but rather by 1) what they judge to be news, and 2) how they report it. And that’s the problem.
  36. Raimondo, Justin: 'Freedom of the Seas' Means American Global Hegemony
    The US should stay out of the South China Sea dispute

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    There ain't no mountain high enough, ain't no valley low enough to keep us from our sacred duty to protect the world from itself. From the South China Sea to the shores of the Black Sea, America stands guard over Freedom. This tweet from Foreign Policy magazine, the organ of the Council on Foreign Relations, states our mission bluntly: "The Obama administration will finally send a destroyer to uphold freedom of navigation in the South China Sea."
  37. Raimondo, Justin: Where the Anti-Russian Moral Panic is Leading Us
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    This is how the smear campaign scores points: you don't have to be on the Russian payroll -- you can be a "useful idiot" just because of your political views, which condemn you as an "unwitting" agent, as former CIA director Mike Morell described Trump. This is how the parameters of "respectable" opinion are policed: this is how the War Party criminalizes those who think that the cold war is over and shouldn't be revived.
  38. Raimondo, Justin: Where's the Evidence?
    The CIA-FBI-NSA report on the hacking of the 2016 election is pure baloney

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    We are told from the outset that the actual evidence that the Russians hacked the DNC and John Podesta's emails as part of a wide-ranging campaign to put Donald Trump in the White House cannot be revealed: "source and methods" must be kept secret. This in spite of DNI director James Clapper's pledge that he would declassify as much of the evidence as possible in the interests of transparency: but then again, Clapper is an admitted liar.
  39. Raimondo, Justin: Why Progressives Love the New Cold War
    The anti-Russian hysteria coming from the left isn't surprising

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Clinton campaign's effort to turn the 2016 US election into a referendum on Vladimir Putin is causing some liberals to question how the tactic appears contradictory to Clinton's other goals and beliefs. Examining support for US war efforts since WWI shows the current Cold War tactics of Clinton have many precedents from liberal politicians.
  40. Raimondo, Justin: The Witch-Hunters
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Washington Post pushes campaign to censor alternative media.
  41. Rainford, John: How Australian bank financed the heroin trade
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
  42. Rajiva, Lila: The Language of Empire
    Abu Ghraib and the American Media

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2005
    A study of how and why the torture of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib was white-washed by the American media.
  43. Rall, Ted: The Digital Dark Ages: Movies and Books Get Deleted as Selfies Pile Up
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Historians and archivists call our times the "digital dark ages." The name evokes the medieval period that followed the collapse of the Roman Empire, which led to a radical decline in the recorded history of the West for 1000 years. But don't blame the Visigoths or the Vandals. The culprit is the ephemeral nature of digital recording devices. Remember all the stuff you stored on floppy discs, now lost forever? Over the last 25 years, we've seen big 8" floppies replaced by 5.25" medium replaced by little 3.5" floppies, Zip discs and CD-ROMs, external hard drives and now the Cloud -- and let's not forget memory sticks and also-rans like the DAT and Minidisc.
  44. Rall, Ted: How the Media Manipulated the Democratic Primary
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Though it might not always seem like it, the news media is composed of human beings. Humans aren't, can’t be, and possibly shouldn't be, objective. Still, there's a reasonable expectation among consumers of political news that journalists of all political stripes strive to be as objective as possible. At their minimum, media outlets ought to be straightforward about their biases. They certainly shouldn't have, or appear to have, their thumbs on the scales.
  45. Rall, Ted: Security Is Ruining the Internet
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    How the need for cybersecurity has made the internet less convenient for users.
  46. Rall, Ted: The Women's March Was a Dismal Failure and a Hopeful Sign
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Despite what pundits said, the Women’s March was not a movement. Nor was it the beginning of a movement. It was a moment: a show of hands: "I'm against Trump," these women (and men) told the world. Question was, who/what do they want to replace him?
  47. Ralph, Diana; Regimbald, Andre; St-Amand, Neree (eds.): Mike Harris's Ontario
    Open for Business, Closed to People

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1997
  48. Ramahi, Omar M.: The Salaita Affair
    Lessons Heard and Lessons Learned

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Professor Steven Salaita was to begin his new faculty appointment in Fall 2014 as a tenured Associate Professor in the American Indian Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). His appointment was vetted through the multi-layer levels that are a mainstay of North American universities faculty appointment process. However, on August 1, 2014, the chancellor of UIUC Phyllis Wise informed Salaita that he did not have a faculty job at UIUC. The storm this di-hiring created amongst North American academics was unprecedented.
  49. Rameau, Max: Take Back the Land
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    It is immoral for human beings to be forced to live on the streets while perfectly good structures stand vacant, sometimes just blocks away.
  50. Ramesh, Randeep: Knicker protest targets Hindu militants
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    The socially conservative Hindu Sri Ram Sena (Lord Ram's Army) a group of vigilantes has attacked women in pubs and unwed couples, in an effort to protect what they call "Indian Culture". Indian women fought back by sending 40,000 pairs of pink underwear to their offices.
  51. Ramesh, Randeep: NHS Patient Data to be Made Available for Sale to Drug and Insurance Firms
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Drug and insurance companies will from later this year be able to buy information on patients once a single English database of medical data has been created. Privacy experts warn there will be no way for public to work out who has their medical records or how they are using it.
  52. Ramey, James: Intimate Friendships 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1976
    Examines various forms of intimate relationship, from monogamy, to monogamy with adultery, to polygyny, polyandry and group relationships.
  53. Ramirez, Judith: Women's work devalued
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1981   Published: 1991
    An examination of the global failure to recognize the value of women's work.
  54. Ramm, Benjamin: The 'war on drugs' is a war on culture and human diversity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The 'war on drugs' is presented as a necessary battle against social evils. But from the Andes to the Caribbean, prohibition has criminalised both religious and cultural expression. And it's a war that is strictly for the global poor: people in Colorado can grow pot - so why not Colombians?
  55. Ramos-Horta, Jose; preface by Noam Chomsky: Funu
    The Unfinished Saga of East Timor

    Resource Type: Book
    The struggle of East Timor is unique. It was recently invaded and occupied not by European colonialists, but by another Third World country. The shocking genocide of its people is being carried out with the complicity if not collaboration of both East and West, and the silence (with notable exceptions) of many Third World nations. Yet the East Timorese fight on for the independence that is every people's right.
  56. Rams, Dagna: Agbogbloshie: Ghana's 'trash world' may be an eyesore - but it's no dump
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Most accounts of Agbogbloshie, the e-waste site in Accra, Ghana, persistently miss the point. Far from being a simple 'dump' for the world's trash, it is a huge recycling operation that pays for the wastes it receives, employs thousands of young men who would otherwise lack jobs, and plays a huge role in the national and global economy.
  57. Ramsay, Deanna: Exile Islands, Then and Now
    Histories of Exploitation

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The increasing number of asylum seeker arrivals to Australia – more than 15,000 in 2013 alone – has become such an issue that in July former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd took a new “hardline” stance, saying that no one arriving by boat would ever be allowed to settle there.
  58. Ramsey, Joseph G.: Failing the Trump Test: Cops for Fascism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Donald Trump just picked up his latest big endorsement: from the New England Policeman’s Benevolent Association, “the fastest-growing law enforcement organization in the northeastern United States” (according to the NEPBA’s website). Addressing the group in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, last Thursday, Trump told his audience that their support represented the most important honor he could possibly receive.
  59. Rancière, Jacques: Hatred of Democracy
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2007   Published: 2009
    Rancière defends the principle of democracy against neoconservative repression. He argues that the West can no longer simply extol the virtues of democracy by contrasting it with the horrors of totalitarianism.
  60. Rancourt, Denis: Increasing Legal Suppression of Freedom of Thought and Expression in So-called Free and Democratic Societies
    As evidence for increasing totalitarianism

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    That freedom of speech is the foundational individual right for a truly democratic system to exist or emerge. And that this freedom must be defended without compromise, and without bias against any particular view, no matter how distasteful or disturbing the particular view might be to some or most people.
  61. Rancourt, Denis: No Grades in Higher Education Now!
    Is the Revolution any closer?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Author and social scientist Stuart Tannock has recently published a historical and critical overview of the practice of grading in education.
  62. Randall, Kate: New York Times, Obamacare and the war on the elderly
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    “On Dying After Your Time” by Daniel Callahan advances the notion that the burning issue vexing the US health care system is that people are living too long. The cost of keeping them alive, Callahan argues, is threatening a social catastrophe.
  63. Randall, Margaret: Gathering Rage
    The failure of twentieth century revolution to develop a feminist agenda

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1992
    As smoke clears from the revolutionary societies from Eurasia to Central America, analysts are searching for the crucial points of weakness that led to the failure of these "socialist experiments." Randall describes how two of these revolutions, in Nicaragua and Cuba, addressed or failed to address a feminist agenda.
  64. Randall, Margaret: Sandino's Daughters Revisited
    Feminism in Nicarauga

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1994
    Randall's conversations with Nicaraguan women in their struggle against the dictator Somoza in 1979, brought the lives of a group of extraordinary female revolutionaries to the American and world public.Here Randall returns to interview many of the same women and others.
  65. Randall, Margaret: Walking to the Edge
    Essays of resistance

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1991
    Links the impact of US foreign policy on the people of Latin America, the female voice in art and literature, and the need to break the silence around incest and other abuse.
  66. Randall, Margaret; Yanz, Lynda (ed.): Sandino's Daughters 
    Testimonies of Nicaraguan Women in Struggle

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1981   Published: 19981
    Interviews with women who fought in the Nicaraguan revolution.
  67. Randi, James: The Faith Healers
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1985
    James Randi, magician and debunker of charlatans of all stripes sets his sights on Christian faith healers. He and his associates invented names, life histories, illnesses and tracked down multimillionaire evangelists with their own fleet of wheelchairs to expose the fraud and illogic perpetrated by them. He wants us to fear not the Lord but irrationality. The one misgiving with the book is that Randi fails to see in his heart the underlying emotional void that dogs people who seek the comfort of faith healers.
  68. Randolph, Sherie M.: The Lasting Legacy of Florynce Kennedy, Black Feminist Fighter
    Against The Current vol. 152

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Several decades after the 1960s political upheavals, very few people recognize the name of the Black feminist lawyer and activist Florynce “Flo” Kennedy (1916-2000). However, during the late 1960s and 1970s Kennedy was the country’s most well-known Black feminist. When reporting on the emergence of the women’s movement, the media covered her early membership in the National Organization for Women (NOW), her leadership of countless guerilla theatre protests and her work as a lawyer helping to repeal New York’s restrictive abortion laws. Indeed, Black feminist Jane Galvin-Lewis and white feminists Gloria Steinem and Ti-Grace Atkinson credit Kennedy with helping to educate a generation of young women about feminism in particular and radical political organizing more generally.
  69. Ransby, Barbara: Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movements: A Radical Democratic Vision 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2003
    An insightful biography on one of the leading organizers of the American civil rights movement.
  70. Ransom, David: The No-Nonsense Guide to Fair Trade
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2001
    Ransom suggests that fair, environmentally-conscious trade is not only a viable alternative to unfair free trade, but that it is the way of the future.
  71. Ransom, David; Baird, Vanessa: People First Economics
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2008
    Toxic debt, rising job losses, collapsing commodity prices and expanding poverty. How can we rein in these beasts unleashed by the free market economy?
  72. Ransome, Arthur: Russia in 1919
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1919
    This book describes the economic, social and political situation Arthur Ransome saw during his visit to Russia in February and March of 1919. Underlining the description of these events is the wrenching famine in Russia caused by the Civil War. In this work Ransome interviews several prominent members of the Soviet government as well as ordinary citizens of Soviet Russia.
  73. Rao, M.B.: The Mahatma: a Marxist Symposium
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1969
  74. Raphael, Dennis: Poverty and Policy in Canada
    Implications for Health and Qualityof Life

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2007
    Raphael writes with authority on the problem of inequality and poverty in Canada. Income variability has increased while social assistance and minimum wages have not kept people up.
  75. Raphael, Dennis (ed.): Social Determinants of Health
    Canadian Perspectives

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2004
    The social determinants of health are summarized and analyzed by over 30 medical and social academics.
  76. Raphael, Ray: The American Revolution 
    A People's History

    Resource Type: Book
    Roy explains how the American Revolution was far more complex in reality than the usual cliches (Give me liberty, or give me death etc..). This is a history of ordinary Americans and a society that became increasingly polarized between patriots and loyalists. He chronicles the devastating inpact of the civil war on women, slaves, Native Americans and the loyalists forced into the role of rebels against the new republic.
  77. Rapley, Robert: Witch Hunts
    From Salem to Guantanamo Bay

    Resource Type: Book
    Robert Rapley's book is a bleak history. From the witch hunts of Salem, the Dreyfus case to the torture of Maher Arar and to the abuses of Abu Graib and Guantanamo he contends that the fears and ignorance from one century to another may change but the outcome is still the same. The accused is guilty before evidence is sought, beatings and torture are justifiable and since the accused is so dangerous other accomplices must be found. Everything from the petty to the huge is justified and buried with no accountability in the name of protecting society, the state or national security. He has written of our lamentable history from the 16th century to the omnious threat of the Patriot Act II.
  78. Rapoport, Meron: West Bank land belongs to Jews says Israeli judge
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Major Adrian Agassi is a senior Israeli judge who first served in the legal department that oversaw the confiscation of land in the West Bank to build Jewish settlements and was then appointed to the military court that decides -- and almost always denies -- Palestinian appeals against the seizure of their property, and that also rules on legal disputes between Jewish settlers and Palestinians. Judge Agassi maintains that people like himself, a Jew born in Britain, have more right to live in Palestine than people who were born there. He denies, however, that his beliefs affect his ability to make fair and impartial rulings.
  79. Rapoport, Roger: Life on the Line
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1971
    Working on an assembly line in an auto plant.
  80. Rappaport, Joanne: Ecuador's Indigenous Socialism
    Against The Current vol. 141

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    For several decades now, national elites in Latin America have accused the left of acting as a ventriloquist for indigenous movements: allowing Native leaders to speak, but pulling the strings behind them.
  81. Rappaport, Joanne: In the Wake of Carnage
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Book review of "Intimate Enemies: Violence and Reconciliation in Peru" by Kimberly Theidon.
  82. Raptis, Michel: Socialism Democracy and Self-Management
    Political Essays

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1980
    Essays by a long-time leader of the Trotskyist Fourth International on topics such as direct democracy and self-management.
  83. Rashid, Frank: Arab Detroit, Targeted Community
    Against The Current vol. 157

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Since September 11, 2001, the Detroit area’s Arab-American community has become a convenient source of media reports, an object of investigation by government agencies, and a target of hatred for Americans looking for someone to blame for the 9/11 attacks.
  84. Raskin, Ben: The seed saving rebellion is growing - and banging at the Commission's door
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A year ago today, Europe-wide protests defeated an EU regulation that would have outlawed many seed saving activities. Now growers are taking matters into their own hands, saving and developing open-pollinated seeds - and campaigning for a seed regulation that supports them, not the monopolist seed corporations.
  85. Rasmus, Jack: Austerity American Style (Part 1)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Obama’s signing a token “Fiscal Cliff" tax agreement on January 1, 2013 raising taxes on only the wealthiest 0.7% households while effectively removing the Bush tax cuts from the deficit debate; the Obama administration and Republican radicals in the House jointly allowing the $1.2 trillion in 'sequestered' spending cuts to take effect on March 1; and then Obama's unilateral offer to the Republicans, within days of the sequestered cuts taking effect, to cut an additional $630 billion from Social Security and Medicare lead to a convergence between the Obama administration and House Republicans.The article looks into deficit cuttings negotiations and its results.
  86. Rasmus, Jack: Austerity American Style, Part 2
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    An article on American ecomony and politics.
  87. Rasmus, Jack: The Check-the-Box Loophole
    The Great Corporate Tax Shift

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Corporate taxes in America have been in decline now for more than three decades. Contrary to the drumbeat of corporate media throughout this year, and their false claims that US corporations are paying far more than their foreign capitalist cousins.
  88. Rasmus, Jack: The Crisis Beneath the Bailout
    Against The Current vol. 137

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    In early September, 2008 the Department of Labor reported that the U.S. economy in August had lost another 84,000 jobs. This was followed on October 2 with an announcement that officially recorded September job losses accelerated to 159,000. That made nine consecutive months of increasing unemployment, adding up to well over one million jobs lost over the past year.
  89. Rasmus, Jack: Givebacks in a Deepening Crisis
    Against The Current vol. 154

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    What can be called the latest phase of “concession bargaining” emerging in the past year — politically imposed concessions taking back working people’s “social wage” — is historic.
  90. Rasmus, Jack: The Great Corporate Tax Shift
    The $10 Trillion Heist

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The great corporate myth-making machine has been hard at work of late, attempting to create the false impression that US corporations are increasingly uncompetitive with their foreign rivals due to the fact they allegedly pay higher corporate taxes.
  91. Rasmus, Jack: Greek Debt and the New Financial Imperialism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Describes how the Greek goverment is forced to extract income and wealth from its workers and small businesses resulting in a new form of financial imperialism that smaller states and economies, planning to join larger free trade zones and 'currency unions' should avoid at all cost.
  92. Rasmus, Jack: The Many Faces of Bank Nationalization
    Against The Current vol. 140

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Calls for nationalization of the banking industry have been bubbling since at least September 2008, when the current banking panic began in the wake of the Lehman Brothers' collapse, the initial AIG bailout, and the quick absorption of Merrill Lynch-Wachovia-Washington Mutual banks by their larger competitors, Bank of America, Wells Fargo and JP Morgan Chase.
  93. Rasmus, Jack: The new colonialism: Greece and Ukraine
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    According to Jack Rasmus, aA new form of colonialism is emerging in Europe. Not colonialism imposed by military conquest and occupation, as in the 19th century. Not even the more efficient form of economic colonialism pioneered by the U.S. in the post-1945 period, where the costs of direct administration and military occupation were replaced with compliant local elites allowed to share in the wealth extracted in exchange for being allowed to rule on behalf of the colonizers. In the 21st century, it is 'colonialism by means of financial asset transfer.' It is colony wealth extraction by colonizing country managers, assigned to directly administer the processes in the colony by which financial assets are to be transferred. This new form of colonialism by direct management plus financial wealth transfer is now emerging in Greece and Ukraine.
  94. Rasmus, Jack: A New Phase of Economic Crisis
    Against The Current vol. 135

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    In early AprilL 2008 the general consensus was that the U.S. economy had clearly fallen into recession. A long list of key economic indicators from November 2007 through March 2008 were all flashing red — from retail sales, job loss, business and consumer confidence and spending to industrial production and other prime indicators.
  95. Rasmus, Jack: The Pensions Funding Gap
    Against The Current vol. 159

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    A pension crisis of major dimensions is growing in the United States across all three forms of defined benefit plans (DBPs) — public, private single-employer, and private multi-employer plans. Corporate America and its political friends have begun to use the economic crisis that commenced in 2007 as an opportunity to initiate and expand yet another offensive, aimed at further undermining defined benefit pensions.
  96. Rasmus, Jack: Twenty Million Jobless by the End of 2009
    Against The Current vol. 138

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Throughout the past year, U.S. government statistics have consistently underestimated and underreported the extent of joblessness. The techniques by which this has been done were described in prior articles on the subject by this author. With November 2008’s Department of Labor report of 530,000 additional workers losing their jobs, it would appear that the government was finally reporting the true extent of rising unemployment in the United States.
  97. Rasmus, Jack: Ukraine's IMF Deal
    Heading Toward a Greece-like Depression?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    On March 27, 2014, the IMF released the broad outlines of its terms and conditions for loans and other measures for the Ukrainian economy. What those terms and conditions mean is less a rescue of the Ukrainian economy than the onset of a Greece-like economic depression for the Ukrainian populace.
  98. Rasmus, Jack: The Unfolding Epic Recession
    Against The Current vol. 147

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    The Department of Labor’s June 4 release of May 2010 U.S. employment numbers sent shock waves through the business community, erasing all doubt that U.S. economic recovery — much touted by business press and government policymakers in recent months — may not actually occur.
  99. Rasmus, Jack: Why Trump Won - And What's Next
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The election of Donald Trump in 2016 shows that American voters wanted 'anything but the above' Obama policies of the previous eight years, policies which were just extensions of the neoliberal regime established in the 1980s in the US since Reagan. However, US Neoliberal policy may not change fundamentally in a Trump regime; just its appearance.
  100. Rasmussen, Daniel: American Uprising
    The Untold Story of America's Largest Slave Revolt

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2011
    Historian Daniel Rasmussen reveals the long-forgotten history of America’s largest slave uprising, the New Orleans slave revolt of 1811, offering new insight into American expansionism, the path to Civil War, and the earliest grassroots push to overcome slavery.
  101. Rath, Amy: Iraq: Women's Liberation and the Struggle Against Imperialist Subjugation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2003
    The women of Iraq illustrate the status of most of the world's women, caught between the domination of imperialism and the oppression of stifling ancient 'customs' like the veil, holdovers from a more backward era.
  102. Ratner, Michael; Kunstler, Margaret Ratner: Hell No
    Your Right to Dissent in 21st-Century America

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2011
    In the Age of Terrorism, the United States has become a much more dangerous place—for activists and dissenters, whose rights are all too frequently abridged by the government. A report on government attacks on dissent and protest in the United States, along with a readable and essential guide for activists, teachers, grandmothers, and anyone else who wants to oppose government policies and actions
  103. Ratner, R.S. and McMullan, John L. (eds): State Control
    Criminal Justice Politics in Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
  104. Rau, Carsten; Wendler, Hauke: Wadim
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2012
    The story of Latvians who sought asylum in Germany, their lives there, and the consequences when harsh immigration policies suddenly tear them apart in this critique of laws written and applied without regard for human consequences
  105. Raudjarv, Revo: Free Public Transit
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2015
    This video focuses on accessibility when it comes to public transit in Tallinn, Estonia and how transit issues intersect with social justice issues.
  106. Raudsepp, Eugene; Hough, George P. Jr.: Creative Growth Games
    75 Fascinating games to expand your imagination

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1977   Published: 1978
  107. Raventos, Daniel; Wark, Julie: Democracy Works in Haiti
    From the Bottom Up

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Haiti’s successful rebellion flew in the face of the order of empires built on slavery, colonisation, subjugation and dispossession.
  108. Raventos, Daniel; Wark, Julie: The X-Rated Free Market
    On Pornography, Royal Spermatozoa and the Free Market

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Is the pornography market the only free one? The question might seem provocative. Or a gross oversimplification. But it might also shed some light on certain points, namely those related with the political shaping of markets.
  109. Ravetz, Jeromo: The No-Nonsense Guide to Science
    Resource Type: Book
  110. Ravitch, Diane: Reign of Error
    The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
    From one of the foremost authorities on education in the United States, former U.S. assistant secretary of education, an incisive, comprehensive look at today's American school system that argues against those who claim it is broken and beyond repair; an impassioned but reasoned call to stop the privatization movement that is draining students and funding from our public schools.
  111. Rawal, Sanjay: Food Chains
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2014
    In this exposé, an intrepid group of Florida farmworkers battle to defeat the $4 trillion global supermarket industry through their ingenious Fair Food program, which partners with growers and retailers to improve working conditions for farm labourers in the United States.
  112. Ray, Arthur J.: I Have Lived Here Since the World Began 
    An Illustrated History of Canada's Native People

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1996
    Ray shows that Native culture played an important -- and largely unrecognized -- part in Canada's economic development. Rather than being "civilized" by European explorers, the indigenous people were already accomplished traders, artisans, farmers and hunters.
  113. Rayher,Fiona; Gillis, Damien: Fractured Land
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2015
    In Fractured Land, we follow Caleb Behn, a young Dene lawyer who may become one of this generation's great leaders, if he can discover how to reconcile the fractures within himself, his community and the world around him, blending modern tools of the law with ancient wisdom.
  114. Rayn, Christopher; Jetha, Cacilda: Sex at Dawn
    The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2010
    Ryan and Jethá contend that humans evolved in egalitarian groups that shared food, child care, and, often, sexual partners. Weaving together evidence from anthropology, archaeology, primatology, anatomy, and psychosexuality, the authors argue that monogamy is by no means part of human nature.
  115. Razack, Sherene: Canadian Feminism And The Law
    The Women's Legal Education and Action Fund and the Pursuit of Equality

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991
    The author gives a fascinating and informative look at the efforts of the Legal Education and Action Fund, a Feminist-Activist organization for the struggle to effect an egalitarian society through Charter litigation.
  116. Reach, Richard: Approaches To Foreign Rrepresentatives of Governments
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1976
    Guidelines useful in securing and attending interviews with ambassadors.
  117. Read, Daniel: History and Hypocrisy: Why the Korean War Matters in the Age of Trump
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The DPRK's recent missile test is a "provocation" according to US state sources. A provocation indeed. Firing things into the air that go bang is clearly not a nice thing to do. People really should ease up on things that explode. I mean somebody could get hurt.
  118. Read, Daphne: The Great War and Canadian Society
    An Oral History

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1978
    Recollections of Canadian men and women who lived thorugh the First World War and recall life in the trenches and on the homefront.
  119. Read, Rupert: The Precautionary Principle: the basis of a post-GMO ethic
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    GMOs have been in our diets for about 20 years. Proof that they are safe? No way - it took much, much longer to discover the dangers of cigarettes and transfats, dangers that are far more visible than those of GMOs. On the scale of nature and ecology, 20 years is a pitifully short time. To sustain our human future, we have to think long term.
  120. Read, Rupert and Francis, Bennet: Green Parties, Green Future: lessons from history for Green politics
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    How can Green parties acquire real political power? A new book by Per Gahrton, founder of the Swedish Green Party, is much more than a useful reference text on the history of Green Parties around the world. It's also a valuable manual in realpolitik that resonates here and now.
  121. Readfearn, Graham: Marc Morano's Climate Hustle Film Set For Paris Premiere With Same Old Denial Myths
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Marc Morano is never short of a superlative or two, but when it has come to promoting his long-gestating documentary Climate Hustle, the climate science denialist extraodinaire has been outdoing himself.
  122. Reasons, Chuck: Stampede City
    Power and Politics in the West

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1984
  123. Rebick, Judy: Imagine Democracy 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2000
    Rebick calls for the transformation of fundamental institutions in Canada: the economy, the media and the electoral system.
  124. Rebick, Judy: Israel is an apartheid state and that is why they are losing legitimacy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Israel is losing legitimacy in the world because of what their government is doing to the Palestinians, not because of anti-semitism.
  125. Rebick, Judy: Ten Thousand Roses
    The Making of a Feminist Revolution

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2005
    Using interviews with many feminist activists, Rebick provides an oral history of feminism in Canada from the 1960s through the 1990s.
  126. Rebick, Judy: Transforming Power
    From the Personal to the Political

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2009
    Rebick champions new ways of achieving political goals by emphasizing co-operation and consensus over confrontation and partisanship.
  127. Rechtenwalk, Michael: Postmodernism, the Academic Left, and the Crisis of Capitalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Over the past fifty years, postmodern theory — an umbrella term generally used to refer to such diverse theoretical movements and paradigms as post-structuralism, Lacanian psychoanalysis, deconstruction, and others — has generally dominated most fields in the humanities and some in the social sciences. But the economic meltdown in 2008 and the subsequent chronic crisis in capitalism have dealt a fatal theoretical blow to the varied and nearly ineffable assemblage of perspectives that are often grouped under the rubric of “postmodernism.” postmodernism was indeed tragedy. It was tragedy for the massive amounts of “cultural capital” that it wasted; it was tragedy for the defrauding of intellectual integrity that it represented; it was tragedy for the abandonment of reality that it recommended. Further, like the financial fiasco, it was criminal.
  128. Rectenwald, Michael: The Singularity and Socialism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    By definition, a singularity is something utterly peculiar unto itself, a species of being unmatched for its “this-ness.”
  129. Rectenwald, Michael: Syriza and Sanders: "Just Say 'No'" to Neo-liberalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Hopes for Syriza's negotiations with the banking troika in the EU simmered and even boiled over among elements of the left, especially after the vaunted "No" referendum vote suggested that the Greeks would not succumb to another wave of austerity measures but would instead stand firm, even if this meant potentially leaving the EU. We have seen these hopes dashed by the subsequent "negotiations," in which Tsipras seemed to have negotiated backwards, arriving at an agreement that was worse than the one rejected by the Greek voters in the referendum vote.
  130. Rector, Meredith: The War Over Mangoes
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Growing mangoes in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca has racked up an enormous socio-political expense for the region far greater than the price tag on the fruit in the supermarket. For a Mexican drug cartel desperate to move product, hiding illicit drugs in mango shipments is a risky but viable cover for getting them to the U.S. market. For the people of Oaxaca, however, the infiltration of one of the region’s most important industries indicates the threat of a life controlled by drug violence and its wide-ranging effects on society.
  131. Red Network: Greece: A no vote against blackmail
    Now is not the time for academic debates. It is time for struggle

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Our response to the blackmail of the lenders is that the struggle against austerity will not be governed by concerns about the euro system or by the consent of the rulers of Europe. the response should include stopping debt repayments to the lenders, with the goal of cancelling a majority of the debt; carrying out measures to improve the life of workers and poor; and financing all of this with heavy taxes on corporations and the rich, renationalizing large public enterprises and putting the banks under social control.
  132. Redburn, Kate: Unite and Fight
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The flim Pride isn’t just excellent labour history. It’s a reminder of what real solidarity looks like.
  133. Reddy, Niall: A "Tunisia Moment" Coming?
    Against The Current vol. 160

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    A prominent commentator and a brother of the former president, Moeletsi Mbeki caused a major stir last year when he announced that South Africa is headed for a “Tunisia Moment.”
  134. Rediker, Marcus: The Amistad Rebellion
    An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2012
    An account of the Amistad slave ship rebellion told for the first time from the slaves' perspective.
  135. Rediker, Martin: The Slave Ship
    A human history

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2007
    Rediker draws on thirty years of research in maritime archives to create an unprecedented history of the slave ships which carted millions of people from the coasts of Africa across the Atlantic to the Americas.
  136. Reed, Adolph: The Perils of Obamamania
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2009
    Reed discusses the Left's support for Obama as a phenomenon in which the "lesser evil" is supported at any cost. Reed examines the implications of this support seeing as Obama's policies are shifting toward the center ground. In his analysis, he suggests that progressive support for Obama may permanently shift American politics to the Right.
  137. Reed, Adolph J.: The limits of anti-racism 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    The contemporary discourse of 'antiracism' is focused much more on taxonomy than politics. It emphasizes the name by which we should call some strains of inequality -- whether they should be broadly recognized as evidence of 'racism' -- over specifying the mechanisms that produce them or even the steps that can be taken to combat them. And, no, neither 'overcoming racism' nor 'rejecting whiteness' qualifies as such a step any more than does waiting for the 'revolution' or urging God's heavenly intervention.
  138. Reed, Adolph Jr.: Django Unchained, or, The Help: How "Cultural Politics" Is Worse Than No Politics at All, and Why  
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    On reflection, it's possible to see that Django Unchained and The Help are basically different versions of the same movie. Both dissolve political economy and social relations into individual quests and interpersonal transactions and thus effectively sanitize, respectively, slavery and Jim Crow by dehistoricizing them. The problem is not so much that each film invents cartoonish fictions; it's that the point of the cartoons is to take the place of the actual relations of exploitation that anchored the regime it depicts.
  139. Reed, Adolph Jr.: From Jenner to Dolezal: One Trans Good, the Other Not So Much 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    As is ever clearer and ever more important to note, race politics is not an alternative to class politics; it is a class politics, the politics of the left-wing of neoliberalism. It is the expression and active agency of a political order and moral economy in which capitalist market forces are treated as unassailable nature. An integral element of that moral economy is displacement of the critique of the invidious outcomes produced by capitalist class power onto equally naturalized categories of ascriptive identity that sort us into groups supposedly defined by what we essentially are rather than what we do.
  140. Reed, Adolph L.: Class Notes 
    Posing As Politics and Other Thoughts on the American Scene

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2001
    Reed argues against the solipsistic approaches of cultural or identity politics, and in favour of class-based political interpretation and action. Class Notes moves on to tackle race relations, ethnic studies, family values, welfare reform, the so-called underclass, and black public intellectuals.
  141. Reed, Fred: Killing America's Kids 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Why is the Secretary of Defense so angry at having the war photographed? Easy: Spin control. Spin is so very important in war these days. While America is only barely a democracy, still, if the public, the great sleeping, acquiescent, ignorant beast, ever gets really upset, the war ends. The Pentagon is acutely aware of this.
  142. Reed, J.E.: How to Start a Co-operative
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1982
    An introduction to co-operatives and act as a guide to groups interested in organizing a co-operative.
  143. Reed, J.E.: Resourcing the Co-operative Enterprise
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1982
  144. Reed, John: Reed, John - Writings - Index
    Resource Type: Article
    Writings of John Reed (1887-1920).
  145. Reed, John: Ten Days That Shook The World 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1919   Published: 1960
    John Reed's gripping account of the Russian Revolution of November 1917.
  146. Rees, John: Strategy and tactics: how the left can organise to transform society
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2011
    John Rees draws on the experience of recent mass movements and past revolutions to suggest ways in which the left can maximize the effectiveness of all those who want to transform society.
  147. Regal, Philip J.: The Anatomy of Judgment
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
    Tracing the emergence of science and the social institutions that govern it, The Anatomy of Judgment is an odyssey into what human thinking or judgment mean.
  148. Regehr, Ernie: Arms Canada
    The Deadly Business of Military Exports

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
    Regeher explores the secretive world of Canadian arms manufacture and debunks many of the myths aboutf the benefits of arms sales.
  149. Regehr, Ernie: Project Ploughshares Education/Information Packet
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1977
    Project Ploughshares is a joint venture of the Canadian Council of Churches, Canadian Friends Service Committee, Mennonite Central Committee, Canadian University Students Overseas, and Conrad Grebel College. One goal of this organization is to provide public education around the issues of Canadian defence policy and the Canadian arms industry. Another goal is mobilizing support for change.
  150. Regush, Nicholas: Safety Last
    The Failure of the Consumer Health Protection System in Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1993
    Regush investigates how new medical devices and drugs are tested. He argues that the health protection bureaucracy is doing shoddy work, caving in to pressure from pharmaceutical corporations instead of acting to safeguard the health of Canadians.
  151. Rehab, Ahmed: Understanding the Egyptian Uprising For Democracy, Report from the Ground
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    After decades of autocratic rule, state propaganda, institutionalized government corruption, police brutality, and suppression of basic freedoms, frustrated Egyptians are taking to the streets seeking change and demanding democracy, dignity, and civic reforms.
  152. Reich, Adam D.: With God on Our Side
    The Struggle for Workers' Rights in a Catholic Hospital

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2012
    Adam D. Reich tells the story of a five-year campaign to unionize Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, a Catholic hospital in California.
  153. Reich, Robert: How the New Flexible Economy is Making Workers Lives Hell
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Whatever it's called – just-in-time scheduling, on-call staffing, on-demand work, independent contracting, or the "share economy" -- the result is the same: No predictability, no economic security.
  154. Reich, Wilhelm: Character Analysis
    Third, Enlarged Edition

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1933   Published: 1976
    Reich's psychoanalytic investigations of the human character.
  155. Reich, Wilhelm: Conversation with a Hairdresser's Assistant
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1935
    An english translation of Reich's article of the same name from 1935, which demonstrates how Marxist principles might be explained without the use of political terms.
  156. Reich, Wilhelm: Dialectical Materialism & Psychoanalysis
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1929
  157. Reich, Wilhelm: The Invasion of Compulsory Sex-Morality
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1971
  158. Reich, Wilhelm: The Mass Psychology of Fascism 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1933   Published: 1970
    Wilhelm Reich's class study, written during the years of the German crisis. Reich repudiates the concept that fascism is the ideology or action of a single individual or nationality, or any ethnic or political group. He understands fascism as the expression of the irrational character structure of human beings whose needs and impulses have been suppressed.
  159. Reich, Wilhelm: On Revolutionary Organization: Points for Discussion
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1934
  160. Reich, Wilhelm: The Sexual Revolution
    Toward a Self-Governing Character Structure

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1930   Published: 1967
    Wilhelm Reich summarizes the criticism of prevailing sexual conditions and conflicts as it resulted from his sex-economic researches. He analyzes the general basic traits of the conflicts in present-day sexual living, dealing particularly with the institution of marriage and the revolution in family life as well as with the problems of infantile and adolescent sexuality. He also presents a study of the sexual revolution that occurred briefly in Soviet Russia in the first few years of their economic revolution.
  161. Reich, Wilhelm: The Sexual Struggle of Youth
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1931   Published: 1972
  162. Reich, Wilhelm: What is Class Consciousness?
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1934   Published: 1971
    Critical of what he saw as Marxism's overly materialistic explanations, Reich proposes the perspectives of psychology and psychotherapy could revitalise radical political thought and the socialist movement.
  163. Reich, Wilhelm; (Baxandall, Lee, ed.): Sex-Pol 
    Essays 1929-1934

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1934   Published: 1972
    Wilhelm Reich's writings from his Marxist period, outlining his thoughts about sexual and political liberation.
  164. Reichard, Lawrence: The Seemingly Endless Indignities of Air Travel: Report from the Losing Side of Class Warfare
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    For most of my alleged adult life I have wanted to live in a third world country, and now that my native United States has kindly accommodated this wish, all I do is bitch. It's bad enough that our income and wealth disparity rivals that of Guatemala, now our tax dollars are actively promoting this ever-deepening caste system.
  165. Reichard, Lawrence: Witness to a War Crimes Trial: My Heart is Sepur Zarco
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A frail, elderly woman, covered from head to toe in bright, colorful clothing approaches the witness chair. Her face is almost entirely covered. She is no more than five feet tall, and under all that clothing she can't weigh more than 100 pounds. She sits next to her translator. She speaks only Q’eqchi, one of Guatemala’s 24 officially recognized languages – no Spanish.
    The witness speaks quietly into a microphone, and her testimony is harrowing.
  166. Reiche, Reimut: Sexuality and Class Struggle
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1968   Published: 1970
    A study of sexual issues in the emergence of the extra-parliamentary left in West Germany during the 1960s. Reiche develops a theoretical view of the evolution of sexuality in the West.
  167. Reid Ross, Alexander: Blockade Halts Megaload at Port of Umatilla
    The Darkest Hour

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Fifty activists with Rising Tide and members of the Umatilla and Warm Springs tribes held together to stop a megaload from embarking on its treacherous path. The struggle against the megaloads is a struggle against the tar sands and expanding fossil fuel infrastructure.
  168. Reid Ross, Alexander: China: Mass protests challenge polluters
    Resistance to rapid industrialization by poisonous industries led to pitched battles between residents and police in many cities

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    In spite of a media blackout, protests in the Chinese city of Maoming against a PX (paraxylene) plant have proceeded for the past week. In March 2014 a thousand citizens took to the streets in protest, followed a few days later by 20,000 occupying the area around the government building.
  169. Reid Ross, Alexander: 2,500 Years of Class Hatred
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Class struggle never existed without hatred of the poor. And neither has racism. Boots Riley's recent article, posted in The Guardian, systematically dispels the myth of black-on-black crime advocated by Bill Clinton. Rather than pointing the image of failure at black people in the US, Riley insists, the mirror should be redirected to class war and the failure of liberal democracy. The condition of black people will advance with economic prosperity, not punitive drug laws.
  170. Reid Ross, Alexander: Ukraine and the Great Asian Enclosure
    Russia Crosses an Important Rubicon in the Crimea

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The Cornerstones of Eurasia - When Pravy Sektor’s Dmitry Yarosh called on the Chechen liberation fighters to join Ukrainian nationalists in global struggle, he accented the North Atlantic’s energy politics better than anyone before him.
  171. Reid, R.S.: More Than Medicare
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
  172. Reid, Richard, M.: African Canadians in Union Blue: Volunteering for the Cause in the Civil War
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
    To Anderson Abbott, the American Civil War was "a war for humanity," a battle "between civilization and barbarism." It was also a struggle that the first Canadian-born black doctor in present-day Ontario felt compelled to join as a surgeon in the Union army.
  173. Reid, Scott: Canada Remapped
    How the Partition of Quebec Will Reshape the Nation

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1993
    Explores what might happen in the event of a decision by Quebec to separate from Canada.
  174. Reid, Tim; Reid, Julyan: Student Power and the Canadian Campus
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1969
    A collection of articles about student activism in Canada in the lates 1960s.
  175. Reid, Tom: Radicals and Revolutionaries
    The History of Canadian Communism from the Robert S. Kenny Collection

    Resource Type: Article
    Radicals and Revolutionaries explores a significant yet neglected area in Canadian history-the experiences of the radical workers' movement and the Communist Party of Canada. Although a minority current on the Canadian political scene, at key points the radical movement posed a pointed challenge to the established order. Within that section of the socialist movement which openly identified itself as revolutionary, the CPC clearly predominated. It was instrumental in building the industrial union movement and played a key role in many of the major strikes of this century. In the social upheavals of the 1930s and 1940s, its influence extended far beyond its numbers.
  176. Reinhart, Tanya: The Illusion of Gaza Withdrawal
    Against The Current vol. 114

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    We gather here in difficult times, when it seems that the Palestinian cause has been almost eliminated from the international agenda. The Western world is hailing the new “peace vision” of Sharon’s disengagement plan.
  177. Reinhart, Tanya: The Roadmap to Nowhere
    Israel/Palestine Since 2003

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2006
    An urgent and searing exposé of the 'peace process' by a prominent Israeli thinker.
  178. Reiniger, Angela Patricia (director): Three Brothers In Blood
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2006
  179. Reinisch, Ines (director): Plant, Pick & Eat It
    Wenn ein Garten wächst

    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2014
    A group of neighbours in Kassel, Germany come together to transform a public space into a community garden. The film explores both the positive human impacts of the initiative and the subsequent resistance by the city to allowing the garden to continue.
  180. Reisner, Will (ed.): Documents of the Fourth International
    The Formative Years (1933-1940)

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1973
    Documents from conferences of the Left Opposition and its successors leading up to the founding conference of the Fourth International.
  181. Reissner, Larissa: Hamburg at the Barricades 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1925   Published: 1977
    Articles by the revolutionary journaliist Larissa Reissner, covering the Hamburg uprising of 1923 and the life and times for Germany in the years 1923-1925.
  182. Reissner, Larissa: Svyazhsk
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1922   Published: 1943
    Larissa Reissner's vivid description of the 1918 battle for Svyazhsk during the Russian Civil War.
  183. Reiter, Ester: A Future Without Hate or Need
    The Promise of the Jewish Left in Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    Driven from their homes in Russia, Poland, and Romania by pogroms and poverty, many Jews who came to Canada in the wave of immigration after the 1905 Russian revolution were committed radicals. A Future Without Hate or Need brings to life the rich and multi-layered lives of a dissident political community, their shared experiences and community-building cultural projects, as they attempted to weave together their ethnic particularity -- their identity as Jews -- with their internationalist class politics.
  184. Remms, Harold: Lobbying for Your Cause
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1986
  185. Remón, Cecilia: Illegal logging behind deaths of indigenous leaders
    Assassination of forest defenders highlights extensive network of logging and the illegal timber trade.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    "In the forest, the silence at night is absolute," says Sara, a settler who owns a plot of land in the middle of Peru's central jungle. "But suddenly, at 9 p.m. you start hearing chainsaws in the distance. I get up immediately and go quietly with my gun and my dogs to see where they are cutting down my trees. But I don’t find the loggers. They hide. In the morning I find felled trees and cut planks that they were unable to take away."
  186. Remy, Yann: France: A Sea Change on the Left
    Against The Current vol. 137

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    In contrast with the United States, where the political arena has been dominated by two entrenched parties for a century, France has gone through major changes since the end of World War II. Back then, workers' demands were mostly put forward by the French Communist Party (PCF) which had over 30% of the vote, and the fear of a revolution forced the ruling class to concede to demands such as universal healthcare (called Sécurité sociale).
  187. Ren, Hao; Li, Zhongjin; Friedman, Eli: The Life and Resistance of a Chinese Worker
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Under China's labour management system, independent unionism is strictly banned, and the state's official trade union body monopolizes worker representation. That means that all of China’s 806,498,521 workers are barred from forming independent organizations to agitate for their interests -- in an economy where the poorest 25 percent of households own just 1 percent of the country’s total wealth, and where long hours, safety hazards, and authoritarian management define life in the factories. This official antagonism has not stopped the emergence of workers' resistance. The number of strikes has been increasing over the past two decades, and as Eli Friedman wrote last year, "on a typical day anywhere from half a dozen to several dozen strikes are likely taking place."
  188. Renaud, Gilbert; Vaillancourt, Yves: La Social-Democracie et les militants chretiens; texte-outil no. 6
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1978
    This study is prepared for militant christens engaged in the Quebec worker movement. It provides a history of social democracy in Europe through the early part of this century tracing the three stages of its rejection by marxists as a form of revisionism. The study continues with an analysis of the political history of militant Christians in Quebec from 1960 to the present. Here, the authors outline four stages.
  189. Renault, Greg: Problems with Red Menace method
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1979
    our attempts to develop a positive alternative to DiaMat Marxism and Marxist-Leninist sects suffers from a polemical method which reproduces the very problem you want to get away from.
  190. Renault, Gregory: Science fiction is more than just Buck Rogers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1979
    Like most modern literature, science fiction is concerned with the alienated human condition, yet it articulates this concern in a distinct manner, as a form of literature concerned with the implications of the problems engendered by industrial society.
  191. Rendall, Steve: The Man the Media Loved to Hate
    The US Press and Hugo Chavez

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Chávez was a “classic petro-dictator”, a “charismatic demagogue” whose chosen successor guaranteed “that the combination of buffoonery and thuggery that Chávez pioneered will continue past his grave.”
  192. Rene Dionne et Pierre Cantin: Bibliographie de la Critique Quebecoise et Canadienne-Franchise dans les Revues Canadiannes (1974-1978)
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
  193. Rennie, John: Seven Answers To Climate Contrarian Nonsense 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Within the community of scientists and others concerned about anthropogenic climate change, those deny climate change are commonly referred to as contrarians, naysayers and denialists. Not everyone who questions climate change science fits that description, of course - some people are genuinely unaware of the facts or honestly disagree about their interpretation. What distinguishes the true naysayers is an unwavering dedication to denying the need for action on the problem, often with weak and long-disproved arguments about supposed weaknesses in the science behind global warming.
  194. Renshaw, Dick: Macroanalysis Bibliography For Canadian Groups
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1976
    A collection of Canadian materials to accompany a seminar programme to develop social change programs.
  195. Rensin, Emmett: The smug style in American liberalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The smug style in American liberalism has been growing these past decades and in 2016 it has even found expression in media and in policy, in the attitudes of liberals both visible and private.
  196. Renton, David: This Rough Game
    Fascism and Anti-Fascism

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2001
    Renton describes the rise of European Fascism, the condition of Weimar Germany, British fascism, Battle of Cable Street and Hitler's life.
  197. Renyard, Scott (director): The Pristine Coast
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2014
    Director Renyard has created a devastating account of how fish farms have upset the ecosystem on the West Coast. Styled like an essay, the film argues against unregulated aquaculture industries.
  198. Repo, Marjaleena: The Fallacy of "Community Control"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1971
    The idea of community control which proceeds from a geographic definition of community contains the serious fallacy of assuming that any neighbourhood is or can becomes a community (of equals). This fallacy leads to the consequent, easily documented failure to achieve any fundational -- or even minor, for that matter -- social changes. The community control advocates themselves recognize the failures, but they do not understand the cause: the lack of class analysis upon which an adequate theory can be built to guide one's practice.
  199. Repo, Marjaleena: The impoverishment of the Canadian left
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1972
    Perhaps the most visible phenomenon 9and the most painful) on the scene of social change in Canada today, is the lack of any real left alternative to either bourgeois or liberal radical politics.
  200. Repo, Marjaleena: Organizing "The Poor" - Against The Working Class
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1971
    The newly found "poor" have become a focus for middle class activists. Having learned in the schools and universities that the working class either did not exist or that if it existed, it was co-opted and apathetic and could not possible act as the agent for social change, they found it "refreshing" to locate this new constituency.
  201. Repo, Marjaleena: Photography and the Powerless
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1971
    A critique of photographers who come to exploit "the poor."
  202. Repo, Marjaleena: The poverty of sociology
    A review of James Lorimer's "Working People"

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1971
  203. Repo, Marjaleena: A Reply to Martell's "Canadian Dilemma"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1969
    Marjaleena Repo argues that the articles published in the last issue of This Magazine is about Schools illustrate a committment to a specific middle class ideology.
  204. Repo, Marjaleena: Toward an Authentic Canadian Left
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1971
    Recent developments have only further revealed what has been evident for a long time, namely, the impotence and irrelevance of the Canadian left; the fact that it is minute, factionalized and unable to mobilize people around critical issues, or day-to-day problems.
  205. Repo, Marjaleena: Why aren't people voting?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    There is much ado about "voter apathy", with a focus on young people, who in creative and desperate ways are urged and "mobbed" to vote. Unfortunately, much of this effort is barking up the wrong tree: unless we can guarantee that hundreds of thousands of Canadians who are eager to vote can actually do so, we are subjecting them to a nasty piece of Catch 22 where the victims of voter obstruction get the blame for being apathetic and not doing their civic duty.
  206. Repo, Satu: Out of Your Mind: The New Anarchy
    A Review by Satu Repo

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1969
    Sat Repo reviews writings expressing the new mood in radical dissent emerging in advanced industrial nations - a mood which combines a revolf against all forms of social repression with an active search for a more humane, sensuous, and playful new lifestyle.
  207. Repo, Satu (ed.): This Book Is About Schools
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1970
    A collection of articles from This Magazine is About School containing many first person narratives that argue that the current school system is rife with inequality and repression. Repo points out that "free" schools have less freedom than most people expect. One theme that does emerge is that through the emergence of common responsiblities in the 'free" system adult and children alike have started to feel like members of a large intense clan -- they have begun to feel like citizens for the first time.
  208. Repo. Marjaleena: Changes to voting system leave Canada worse off
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    How did we end up with this convoluted and discriminatory method of voting when we once had perhaps the best method in the world - door-to-door enumeration and no hard-to-get voter ID requirement?
  209. Resnick, Bill: The WTO's Nude World Order
    Against The Current vol. 85

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2000
    It got intoxicating that Tuesday (Nov. 30, `99) in Seattle, without chemical assist. That capitalist machine that has looked so mighty and irresistible, for that day was stopped and defeated. Seattle marked the emergence of the next new left, a wildly diverse and creative bunch. And they will be operating on a changing terrain, where not just corporate misbehavior but capitalism appears the problem, and can be fought.
  210. Resnick, Philip: The Masks of Proteus
    Canadian Reflections on the State

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
    A multi-faceted study of the modern state.
  211. Resnick, Philip, with a reply by Daniel LaTouche: Letters to a Quebecois Friend
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
  212. Resnick, Phillip: Parliament vs. the People
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1984
  213. Restall, Matthew: Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2004
    Restall explodes myths that were long taken for historical truth and points to a larger and more complex interaction between the indigenous people and the Europeans. He shows how Indian culture adapted and displayed post conquest vitality.
  214. Restrepo, Maria Fernanda: With My Heart in Yambo
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2011
    Twenty-four years ago director Fernanda Restrepo's two teenage brothers disappeared. A year later, the family finally learned the worst possible news: the brothers had been kidnapped, tortured and murdered by the Ecuadorean police, and then dumped. Restrepo embarks on the painful journey of recounting her family’s story, and documents yet one more search in Lake Yambo, where the boys’ bodies were dumped.
  215. Rethinking Schools: Rethinking Columbus
    Teaching About the 500th Anniversary of Columbus's Arrival in America

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1992
  216. Reuss, Alejandro: Peddling miracles and amnesia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1999
    The shifting PR campaign to justify Chile's 'economic miracle' and to forgive its chief architect.
  217. Rev. Morris, Barry K.: Inner-City Housing, Rehabliltation and Relocation Committee Working Paper
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1977
    A paper on housing shortage issues in Winnipeg, Canada.
  218. Reyes, Alicia: Resistance with the Scent of a Woman
    Against The Current vol. 145

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    “They're afraid of us because we’re not afraid. They think, act, and are going backwards as they stay behind their military armor. They see us laughing, struggling, loving, playing as they watch us from behind their military armor.”
  219. Reyes, Oscar: Rooted in the neighbourhood: what happened to Spain’s assemblies?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Oscar Reyes reports on the successes and setbacks of neighbourhood assemblies in Spain.
  220. Reynolds, David S.: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2005
    A biography of John Brown.
  221. Reynolds, John: Israel and the A-Word
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Israel's apartheid foundations were laid in its dispossession of the Palestinians in 1948. They were reinforced by the immediate erection of colonial constitutional structures that cemented the exclusion of the colonised. Since then, Israeli law and policy has only deepened the state apparatus of separation and segregation, discrimination and domination. Over the years, countless activists, authors and artists, as well as leading anti-apartheid figures from South Africa, have referred to Israel’s particular brand of structural discrimination as akin to apartheid. In the last decade, international lawyers have also begun to do likewise, but with reference to the definition of apartheid under international law rather than by analogy to southern Africa.
  222. Reynolds, Malvina: Little Boxes and other handmade songs
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1964
    The best songs I write turn out to be something like folks songs because these traditional pieces say things the way I want to say them and am impelled to say them; they mean to speak surely and quietly, almost as an aside or half-heard observation, with a way of sticking in the memory as though they had something to say that you didn't catch the first time.
  223. Rhodes, Jason: Capitalism is a Waste of Time
    Godwin, Malthus & the Ideology of "No Alternative"

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    The "no alternative" of permanent scarcity is both the all too familiar essence of our daily politics as well as the ideology at the heart of the discipline of economics, defined in the most widely used economics textbook of the 20th century as "the study of how men and society choose to employ scarce resources."
  224. Rhodes, Jason: In Service to Scarcity: The Pursuit of Value as the Production of Poverty
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    This essay argues that exploring the roots and subsequent development of capitalist value theory over the course of the nineteenth century reveals a Janus-faced project:on the one hand, the development of a popular narrative which insists upon the "natural" inevitability of the scarcity which both backs value and precludes socialism, and on the other, an esoteric discussion of the need to channel the labor-power of society in directions that maintain the scarcity of the goods for which the majority exchange their time.
  225. Rhodes, Jason: Review: Ashwin Desai, Reading Revolution: Shakespeare on Robben Island
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A book review: Ashwin Desai, Reading Revolution: Shakespeare on Robben Island.
  226. Rich, Frank: The Greatest Story Ever Told
    The Decline and Fall of Truth from 9/11 to Katrina

    Resource Type: Book
    New York Times reporter Frank Rich has written a harshly critical book that looks at the Bush administrations' use of PR to justify it's political machinations. At the core is the history of the spins and fictions since 9/11. He relates the secret government propaganda-the payola to working journalists, the slipping of fake video news releases to local TV stations, the scare tactics of Condaleeza Rice. He uses the lens of popular culture from "24" to "United 93" to explain a political culture dominated by theatricality and spectacle.
  227. Richard: Occupy and the Urgency of Inclusiveness
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Occupy is a social movement that purports to give expression to working class concerns in the absence of working class participation. Occupy has evolved into a form of organization that effectively excludes many who might otherwise participate, and, even worse, may ultimately result in a predominately middle class orientation over time.
  228. Richards, John; Cairns,Robert D.; Pratt, Larry: Social Democracy Without Illusions
    Renewal of the Canadian Left

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991
  229. Richards, Vernon: Lessons of the Spanish Revolution 1936 - 1939 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1953   Published: 1972
  230. Richards, Vernon (ed.): Why Work?
    Arguments for the Leisure Society

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1983
    Essays on useless work, useful work, and alternatives to work.
  231. Richardson, Boyce: Memoirs of a Media Maverick
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2003
    An engaging memoir of a radical socialist who also was a recognized journalist, writer, and filmmaker.
  232. Richardson, Boyce: People of Terra Nullius
    Betrayal and Rebirth in Aboriginal Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1993
  233. Richardson, Boyce: Time to Change
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
  234. Richardson, Joseph: The Left and the EU
    Why Cling to This Reactionary Institution?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Why is it that many people who consider themselves left-wing have such difficulty grasping that the EU is a deeply reactionary institution? The mere fact that those running the EU present it as an internationalist venture dedicated to the creation of a world free of nationalist enmities does not make it so. If we want to examine the EU in its proper light, then we should ignore the high-flown rhetoric in which its supporters indulge, and consider its actual record. And what is the record of the EU, once we penetrate the obfuscatory rhetoric about ‘internationalism’ that surrounds EU policy? Without a doubt, that record is one that should cause those on the left now defending it acute embarrassment, as it starkly contradicts the ideals that the left has always claimed to uphold.
  235. Richardson, Joseph: When Plutocrats Blame the Poor
    Hard Times Redux

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The image of the self-made man has always been a fiction concocted for the edification of the poor, not a concrete policy prescription, as should be clear by now from the behavior of our very own ‘self-made’ caste of plutocrats.
  236. Riches, Graham: Food Banks and the Welfare Crisis
    Resource Type: Book
  237. Richie, Chip (director): Our Spirits Don't Speak English
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2008
    A documentary film about the Native American boarding schools.
  238. Richler, Mordecai: Oh Canada! Oh Quebec!
    Requiem for a Divided Country

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1992
  239. Richman, Sheldon: Airbrushing Barbarity
    The Warped Language of Public Policy

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Couching moral/political matters in technocratic language helps us forget the unpleasantness of the underlying incivility and brutality of political measures. Political discourse is fundamentally dishonest in that it airbrushes barbarity.
  240. Richman, Sheldon: The American Sniper Was No Hero
    Assassin-for-Hire

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Despite what some people think, hero is not a synonym for competent government-hired killer.
  241. Richman, Sheldon: The NSA Apologists
    It's Not Snowden Who Betrayed Us

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The NSA controversy is about whether we should trust people with institutional power.
  242. Richman, Sheldon: Why Wikileaks Matters
    The Lies of Diplomats

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    On the secret diplomatic cables disclosed by WikiLeaks.
  243. Richmond, Al: A Long View from the Left
    Memoirs of an American Revolutionary

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1972
    A memoir of a member of the American Communist Party.
  244. Ricketts, Aidan: The Activists' Handbook
    A Step-by-Step Guide to Participatory Democracy

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2012
    A guide to grassroots activism.
  245. Rickson, Jane: Conserving soil: precious, finite and under threat 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Human existence relies on healthy soils. But all over the world soils are being lost and degraded by inappropriate land use, reducing their capacity to produce food and store water, nutrients and carbon. Sustainable land management must be incentivised to conserve this essential resource.
  246. Rickwood, Roger: Committee for an Independent Canada
    Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia

    Resource Type: Article
    A citizens' committee to promote Canadian economic and cultural independence.
  247. Riddell, Jack: Foodland and Stewardship
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
  248. Riddell, John: Clara Zetkin in the Lion's Den
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    John Riddell looks at Clara Zetkin a German Marxist theorist, activist, and advocate for women's rights and her fight for workers’ unity and feminism at a Comintern congress.
  249. Riddell, John: Climate justice and the prospect of power
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A balance sheet of the movement to block the cross-Toronto 'Line 9' pipeline project. With notes on the meaning of "climate justice" and the relationship of socialism to social movements.
  250. Riddell, John: 100 years ago: Two calls to struggle against the world war
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Shortly after the outbreak of the First World War, 100 years ago, two Russian socialist leaders, V.I. Lenin and Leon Trotsky, published antiwar manifestos that greatly influenced the international socialist response to the conflict.
  251. Riddell, John: Responding to capitalist disaster, in 1914 and today
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    World War I began 100 years ago. Today's ecosocialist movement has much to learn from the revolutionaries who campaigned to stop that catastrophe.
  252. Riddell, John (ed. & trans.): Toward the United Front
    Proceedings of the Fourth Congress of the Communist International, 1922

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2012
    The proceedings of the last Comintern congress in which Lenin participated reveals a Communist world movement grappling to reconcile the goal of unifying workers and colonial people in struggle with that of pressing forward to socialist revolution.
  253. Rideout, Vanda: Continentalizing Canadian Telecommunications
    The Politics of Regional Reform

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2003
    The issues behind privatization policies and telecommunications policies are looked at through a glass of drifting continentalism
  254. Ridgeway, James: Black Sites across America
    Health Care in US Prisons: a Human Rights Issue Hiding in Plain Sight

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    There are 2.3 million people in US prisons in conditions that are often inhumane and at worst life threatening. The most striking aspect of this scene is the lack of decent medical care for prisoners, whether in solitary confinement or in the general prison population.
  255. Ridington, Jillian: Confronting Pornography
    A Feminist on the Front Lines

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
  256. Ridley, Yvonne: From Klinghoffer to the Gaza Flotilla
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Under the Rome Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime Navigation of 1988, it is an international crime for any person to seize or exercise control over a ship by force, and also a crime to injure or kill any person in the process. The treaty necessarily adopts a strict approach. One cannot attack a ship and then claim self-defense if the people on board resist the unlawful use of violence. In other words, according to international law, the actions of the Israeli military were beyond the law and those involved should be treated no differently than, say, the Somali pirates who are also in the habit of boarding ships by force.
  257. Riewe, R ; Oakes, J: Human Ecology
    Issues in the North

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992
  258. Riexinger, Bernd: What Die Linke Should Do
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The German right made stunning gains in this month's regional elections. The Left must rise to the challenge.
  259. Rifai, Ryan: State of emergency in US city after water poisoned
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Flint has faced a lead-saturated drinking water disaster affecting almost 100,000 residents over the past 18 months.
  260. Rifkin, Jeremy: Beyond Beef
    The Rise and Fall of the Cattle Culture

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1993
    By consuming thousands of acres of North American grain, "cattle production and beef consumption now rank among the gravest threats to the future well-being of the Earth".
  261. Riggins, Thomas: Lenin On The Need For Political Compromise
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Considering the nature of compromises and how to deal with them.
  262. Rimmer, Robert: Rebellion of Yale Marrat
    Resource Type: Book
  263. Rimmer, Robert H.: The Harrad Experiment
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1966   Published: 1967
  264. Rimmer, Robert H.: Proposition 31
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1969
  265. Rimmer, Robert H.: You and I...Searching for Tomorrow
    Resource Type: Book
    Letters to author Robert H. Rimmer about non-traditional sexual experiences and explorations, such as group marriage.
  266. Rinaldi, Lou: Lessons from small shop organizing
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    A significant amount of organizing experience in the IWW comes from working in relatively small workplaces such as stand-alone single shops or franchises of multiple smaller shops. These places present their own set of difficulties and opportunities.
  267. Ring, Richard: A Taxonomy of Racism from Alvarado to Zimmerman
    Thoughts on Hearing About the Jordan Davis Verdict from Guatemala City

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Last week our delegation from School of the Americas Watch made a visit to the Casa de la Memoria, or House of Memory, a new museum here in Guatemala City. What first caught my eye was a poster of early Spanish classifications of racial castes. It is the museum’s answer to the racist notion taught in schools here, that after the Spaniards arrival there was a ”mixing of cultures”, kind of like peanut meets chocolate, or hip-hop meets jazz, to produce something new and beautiful – Guatemalan, or at least Ladino, culture.
  268. Rinsum van, Leila: Twiga Farm: The story of a Kenyan land grab
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    On Tuesday, September 23, 2014, the residents of Twiga Farm marched through the streets of Nairobi to hand in a petition to the National Assembly. Their demand was an investigation in the unlawful eviction from their lands, the Twiga Farm, and recognition of their right to return.
  269. Riordon, Michael: Bold Scientists
    Dispatches from the Battle for Honest Science

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
    Accounts of scientists working in the public interest despite powerful opposition.
  270. Riordon, Michael: Eating Fire
    Family Life, on the Queer Side

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2001
    An inside look at a rainbow of relationships, sexual and otherwise, that gay, lesbian, and transgendered people create to animate their lives: lovers, partners, parents/kids, quick tricks, torrid affairs, sweethearts, crushes, exes, friends, bottoms and tops, threesomes, butches and fems, bears, cubs and johns. Based on hundreds of intimate conversations across Canada, Eating Fire explores the deepest currents of life: sex, love, loneliness, abuse, power and consent, giving birth, death, being a wo/man, pleasure, fear, joy - risks and rewards of creating family without boundaries.
  271. Riordon, Michael: The First Stone: Homosexuality and the United Church
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
    A dramatic account of the tumultuous decade-long struggle in the United Church of Canada to balance faith, sexuality and human rights. Drawing on the church's history, and more than one hundred personal encounters across the country, the book reveals an enormous range of passionate opinion, from fundamentalist to progressive. It documents not only deep tensions that threatened to dis-unite the United Church, but also its remarkable resilience as an enduring network of faith communities.
  272. Riordon, Michael: Nature, science & power
    Questions need to be asked...

    Resource Type: Website
    First Published: 2014
    Here many questions will be asked, some answers attempted. This blog connects to a new book: Bold Scientists: dispatches from the battle for honest science, published in 2014 by Between the Lines.
  273. Riordon, Michael: Our Way to Fight 
    Peace-work under siege in Israel-Palestine

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2011
    Documents the lives and work of grassroots peace activists, Israelis and Palestinians fighting for justice and human rights on both sides of the wall. The book also explore events that stirred people to action, and the escalating risks they face in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza. The title is borrowed from a young Palestinian who makes and teaches film in the Jenin refugee camp. "This is my way to fight," he said. Like other people featured in the book, he is a peace activist. Like them he is also, in his own way, a freedom fighter. If a just peace can grow in this beautiful, hard land, the seeds for it will have been planted by people like these.
  274. Riordon, Michael: Out Our Way
    Gay & Lesbian Life in Rural Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1996   Published: 1998
    Explores the richly varied life experience of gay and lesbian Canadians living in small towns and rural areas across the country. Travelling 27,000 km and recording more than 300 conversations, the author distills stories of people aged fifteen to eighty-one, including First Nations/Two-Spirited, people living with HIV/AIDS, individuals, couples, communes, and a range of chosen families. Riordon includes his own experience and his partner's in rural eastern Ontario.
  275. Riordon, Michael: An Unauthorized Biography of the World 
    Oral History on the Front Lines

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2004
    This book uses oral history to discuss oral history. It is in memoir style, and delves into how oral history is done in such places as First Nations (Canada), Turkey, Chicago, Newfoundland, Peru, New York City, Cleveland, Israel, and other places. Riordon's concept is about telling stories, celebrating diversity, and making connections between people.
  276. Riordon, Michael; Goslawski, Barbara: Michael Riordon in conversation with Barbara Goslawski
    Resource Type: Article
    "People are not specimens or statistics," says Michael Riordon, author of Eating Fire:
    Family Life on the Queer Side.
  277. Rioux, Michel: Manoir Richelieu Dispute
    Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia

    Resource Type: Article
    Few labour disputes have included such dramatic developments as the eventful Manoir Richelieu conflict, which shook Quebec in December 1985 when the Parti Québécois government sold the property, a renowned tourism heritage site, to businessman Raymond Malenfant for $555 555.55.The new owner maintained that he had purchased only a building and was not bound through the transaction by any obligation to the union or the existing collective bargaining agreement.
  278. Ripley, Gordon (ed.): Canadian Serials Directory/Repertoire des publications seriees canadiennes
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
  279. Risen, James: Pay Any Price
    Greed, Power, and Endless War

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
    The book examines what Risen calls the "homeland security industrial complex", the effects of the War on Terror and the resulting financial malfeasance during the American occupation of Iraq.
  280. Ritch: An analysis of the G20 protest and the black bloc
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    It should be clear that the actions of the black bloc reflect their politics. The actions in Toronto mirror those tactics used elsewhere. The tactics and politics regardless of their intent are inherently elitist and counter-productive. In fact they mirror the critique of reformism many on the left have. The NDP says vote for us and we’ll do it for you, the black bloc says in essence the same thing – we will make the revolution for you. At best the tactics of the black bloc are based on a mistaken idea that the attacks on property and the police will create a spark to encourage others to resist capitalism, at worst they are based on a rampant individualistic sense of rage and entitlement to express that rage regardless of the consequences to others. The anti-authoritarian politic they follow is imposed on others. Very rarely will you see a black bloc call its own rally, instead the tactic is to play hide and seek with the police under the cover of larger mobilisations.
  281. Ritchie, Andrea: From the Front Lines of Native Women's Struggles
    Against The Current vol. 118

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    As a longtime Black lesbian feminist progressive who came up through the women’s, anti-racism, labor and environmental justice movements in the United States and Canada, I like to think of myself as fairly well read, and up on my analysis of the historical and current material conditions of women of color and our movements for liberation.
  282. Ritchie, Kevin: The View from the Press Room
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2001
    How charities can sell their stories to the media.
  283. Ritter, Scott: Wag The Dog -- How Al Qaeda Played Donald Trump And The American Media
    Responsibility for the chemical event in Khan Sheikhoun is still very much in question.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Once upon a time, Donald J. Trump, the New York City businessman-turned-president, berated then-President Barack Obama, back in September 2013, about the fallacy of an American military strike against Syria. At that time, the United States was considering the use of force against Syria in response to allegations (since largely disproven) that the regime of President Bashar al-Assad had used chemical weapons against civilians in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta. Trump, via tweet, declared "to our very foolish leader, do not attack Syria - if you do many very bad things will happen & from that fight the U.S. gets nothing!"
  284. Ritter, Scott: The 'White Helmets' and the Inherent Contradiction of America's Syria Policy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The danger faced by the White Helmets is not a fiction -- to date, 141 first responders affiliated with the Syrian Civil Defense have been killed while performing their duty. And although their claims of having saved more than 60,000 lives are unverifiable, there can be no doubt that many lives have, in fact, been saved as a result of their work. But let there be no doubt -- despite their oft-cited claims of being neutral and impartial, that the White Helmets are very partisan.
  285. Rius: Marx for Beginners
    Resource Type: Book
  286. Riviere, Philippe: Shoot the Messenger
    WikiLeaks: Journalism or Espionage?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    In setting up WikiLeaks, Julian Assange wanted to bring to light secret agreements between countries. That he succeeded is clear from the number of companies and governments who have tried to shut him down.
  287. Rivlin, Gary; Rey, Marcos Garcia; Hudson, Michael: Leak Ties Ethics Guru to Three Men Charged in FIFA Scandal
    Secret documents show how deeply the world of soccer has become enmeshed in the world of offshore havens

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Four of the 16 FIFA officials indicted in the United States used offshore companies created by Mossack Fonseca. Files show offshore companies used by some soccer players to hold money from image rights deals. Offshore revelations extend beyond soccer to other sports including hockey and golf.
  288. Rmswill: I AM NOT MOVING
    Short Film - Occupy Wall Street

    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2011
    A message to the people that find themselves in a position to be part of the government that is representing the people. Do you want to be like all the other oppressive states around the world oppressing the freedoms and speech of the people
  289. Roache, Trina: Mikmaq say Bay of Fundy developments could harm endangered fish
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2016
    In Nova Scotia, people are concerned about the impacts of big projects on endangered fish in one of the world’s most famous waterways. Two projects are being considered by the province on the Bay of Fundy. Its high and low tides are also home to a number of fish that are on the endangered species list.
  290. Roan, Sharon L.: Ozone Crisis
    The 15th Year Evolution of a Sudden Global Emergency

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
  291. Robb, Graham: Strangers
    Homosexual love in the nineteenth century

    Resource Type: Book
  292. Robb, James: The naked class politics of Ebola
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Just as a glass prism differentiates sunlight into its component colours, corresponding to the different wavelengths, the Ebola crisis ravaging three West African countries has produced three distinct responses, corresponding to the three principal classes of capitalist society.
  293. Robbins, Annie: Obama to sign AIPAC-promoted trade bill that legitimizes Israeli occupation and fights BDS
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The U.S. Senate has passed the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 by a 75-20 veto proof margin. The large trade policy bill includes anti- BDS trade legislation promoted by AIPAC and introduces new U.S. policy language by including all "Israeli-controlled territories" as part of Israel.
  294. Robe, Christopher: Breaking the Spell: A History of Anarchist Filmmakers, Videotape Guerillas, and Digital Ninjas
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2017
    Breaking the Spell offers the first full-length study that charts the historical trajectory of anarchist-inflected video activism from the late 1960s to the present. Video plays an increasingly important role among activists in the growing global resistance against neoliberal capitalism.
  295. Robert Regnier, Jeremy Hull, Michael Murphy: Underdevelopment and Education: Selected Annotated Resources For Saskatchewan And Canadian Educators.
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1981
    Underdevelopment and Education, a publication on underdevelopment, is intended for the use of "educators who recognize the needs to teach about oppression, to transform the economy, and to strive for a socially-just society."
  296. Robert, Fisher: Let the People Decide: Neighbourhood Organizing in America
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1994
    A history of neighbourhood-based community organizing in the United States.
  297. Robert, Paul Craig: The Neoconservative Threat to World Order
    Washington's Perilous War for Hegemony

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Paul Craig Roberts explores the extreme dangers in Washington's imposition of vassalage on other countries and Washington's resurrection of distrust among nuclear powers, the very distrust that Reagan and Gorbachev worked to eliminate. Roberts explains how the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 removed the only check on Washington's ability to act unilaterally.
  298. Roberts Biddle, Ellery; Myers West, Sarah: Netizen Report: Rights at Risk Under Trans-Pacific Trade Deal
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement may soon become reality after years of high-level trade deliberations that have been held almost entirely behind closed doors.
  299. ROBERTS, PAUL CRAIG: Lawlessness is the New Normal
    The Lust for Washington's Money

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    No country has been willing to stand up to Washington and to give Snowden asylum.
  300. Roberts, Callum: The Unnatural History of the Sea
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2011
    A history of the commercial fishery and an update on its precarious and untenable siituation. The age old delusion that the sea is an inexhaustible resource has resulted in a fishing arms race that could spell extinction for some species.
  301. Roberts, Jos.; Vorst, Jesse: Socialism in Crisis?
    Canadian Perspectives

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1992
    Essays addressing questions such as What is the nature of socialism? How do gender and activism determine the socialist agenda? What is the essence of democracy under socialism?
  302. Roberts, Joseph K: In the Shadow of Empire
    Canada for Americans

    Resource Type: Book
    Joseph K. Roberts brings into focus every major feature of Canada's politics, from the distinctiveness of a society that does not stigmatize government action, to the struggles of indigenous peoples and the quest of French-speaking Quebec for autonomy.
  303. Roberts, Mark: 9-11 Loose Change Second Edition Viewer Guide
    Resource Type: Article
    Debunking 9/11 conspiracy theories.
  304. Roberts, Nora Ruth: Answering Camille Paglia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1996
    What is important about Paglia is that she expresses more forcefully than most academics, if not more eloquently, this year's most popular half-truths. By marshaling the prejudices of many elements of the working class she channels them into a direct line that leads to support for the bourgeoisie.
  305. Roberts, Nora Ruth: John Sayles and Working-Class History
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1997
    Even if we know that community and solidarity will be harder to win than Sayles' newer efforts seem to suggest, the fact that someone is bucking Hollywood forgers of dominant ideology and that audiences are responding may offer hope that even more of American working-class history-and the history of American working-class aspirations can yet be redeemed.
  306. Roberts, Paul: The End of Food: The coming Crisis in the World Food Industry
    Resource Type: Book
    Paul Robert's in his book The End of Food scrutinizes the food industry, documenting our eating patterns, the global economy which supports it and the ethics behind it. He maintains that the quanttity and quallity of food that we take for granted in the West can't last much longer. The dream of plenty is in fact a nithmare as it denies the nature of food as seasonal, squashable and unpredictable and in the long run unsustainable and destructive. He advances the theory that food production is run by monopolistic companies interested in the suppression of individuality and free choice.
  307. Roberts, Paul Craig: America's Complicity in Evil
    Barbarism on the High Seas

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Once again the US government has permitted the Israeli state to murder good people known for their moral conscience. The Israeli state has declared that anyone with a moral conscience is an enemy of Israel.
  308. Roberts, Paul Craig: America's Last Chance
    One Against the Empire

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The United States is rapidly being turned into a police state.
  309. Roberts, Paul Craig: And More Fraud Is in the Works
    Virtual Economy's Phantom Job Gains are Based on Statistical Fraud

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Washington can't stop lying. Don't be convinced by a recent job report that it is your fault if you don't have a job. Those 288,000 jobs and 6.1% unemployment rate are more fiction than reality.
  310. Roberts, Paul Craig: Brainless in Washington
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Washington's IQ follows the Fed's interest rate -- it is negative. Washington is a black hole into which all sanity is sucked out of government deliberations. Washington's failures are everywhere visible. We can see the failures in Washington's wars and in Washington's approach to China and Russia.
  311. Roberts, Paul Craig: Call the Cops at Your Own Peril
    Bullies in Blue

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    “Live free or die” is the motto of the state of New Hampshire. I hope the residents are prepared to die, because living free is not what they do. NH is merely a cog within the Amerikan Stasi State.
  312. Roberts, Paul Craig: Carter's Inconvenient Truths
    An Honest Man Refutes Propaganda

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    The reason that Israel has been able to appropriate Palestine unto itself with American aid and support is that Israel controls the explanation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. At least 90% of Americans, if they know anything at all of the issue, know only the Israeli propaganda line. Israel has been able to control the explanation, because the powerful Israel Lobby brands every critic of Israeli policy as an anti-semite who favors a second holocaust of the Jews.
  313. Roberts, Paul Craig: A Case Study in the Creation of False News
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Paul Craig Roberts discusses a classic case in the creation of false news.
  314. Roberts, Paul Craig: Cecily McMillan and the Police State
    Justice is Dead in Amerika

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Cecily McMillan is an Occupy protester who was seized from behind by a goon thug cop–a goon thug with a long record of abuse of authority – by her boobs. One was badly bruised. Cecily McMillan’s elbow reflexively and instinctively came up, and Cecily was arrested for assaulting a goon thug. The goon thug was not arrested for sexually assaulting a young woman.
  315. Roberts, Paul Craig: The Collapse of Western Morality
    The Indispensable People?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Moral degradation is reaching new lows.
  316. Roberts, Paul Craig: Criminalizing Criticism of Israel
    The End of Free Speech?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    A massive push is underway to criminalize criticism of Israel. The Lobby is working to ban as anti-Semitic any truth or disagreeable fact that pertains to Israel. It is permissible to criticize every other country in the world, but it is anti-semitic to criticize Israel, and anti-semitism will soon be a universal hate-crime in the Western world.
  317. Roberts, Paul Craig: The Cultivation of Hate
    The Lies Grow More Audacious

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    If there were any doubts that Western “leaders” live in a fantasy make-believe world constructed out of their own lies, the G-7 meeting and 70th anniversary celebration of the Normandy landing dispelled the doubts.
  318. Roberts, Paul Craig: The Day America Died
    Assassinating Awlaki

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    As long as the President sanctions an illegal act, executive branch employees are no longer accountable to the law that prohibits the illegal act. On the president’s authority, the executive branch can violate US laws against spying on Americans without warrants, indefinite detention, and torture and suffer no consequences.
  319. Roberts, Paul Craig: The Destruction of Inlet Beach
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    As Inlet Beach undergoes development to turn the site into a tourist vacation spot and with no support from the county government or develepment laws, the local community is slowly driven away.
  320. Roberts, Paul Craig: Does the United States Still Exist?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    To answer the question that is the title, we have to know of what the US consists. Is it an ethnic group, a collection of buildings and resources, a land mass with boundaries, or is it the Constitution? Clearly what differentiates the US from other countries is the US Constitution. The Constitution defines us as a people. Without the Constitution we would be a different country. Therefore, to lose the Constitution is to lose the country.
  321. Roberts, Paul Craig: Fabricating Terror
    The Portland "Bomb" Plot

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Why does the FBI orchestrate fake terror plots? Could it be that the US government needs terrorist events in order to completely destroy the US Constitution?
  322. Roberts, Paul Craig: The Financial System is a Larger Threat Than Terrorism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Trillions of dollars have been added to the taxpayers' burden and many billions of dollars in profits to the military/security complex in order to combat insignificant foreign "threats," such as the Taliban, that remain undefeated after 15 years. All this time the financial system, working hand-in-hand with policymakers, has done more damage to Americans than terrorists could possibly inflict.
  323. Roberts, Paul Craig: Greece again Can Save the West
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The 'Greek crisis' is not about debt. Debt is the propaganda that the Empire is using to subdue sovereignty throughout the Western world.
  324. Roberts, Paul Craig: How Offshoring Has Destroyed the Economy
    Nobel Laureate: Globalism Has Been Ruinous for Americans

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    All of economics is predicated on the notion that resources are inexhaustible, and that the only challenge is to use them most efficiently. But if resources are not inexhaustible and cannot be replicated by human capital, the world economy is being ruthlessly exploited to its detriment and to the detriment of life on earth.
  325. Roberts, Paul Craig: Insouciant Americans
    Blinding Hypocrisy

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Hypocrisy in America is now so commonplace it is no longer noticed.
  326. Roberts, Paul Craig: The Institutionalization of Tyranny
    When Victory Has Nothing to do With Justice

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Republicans and conservative Americans are still fighting Big Government in its welfare state form. Apparently, they have never heard of the militarized police state form of Big Government, or, if they have, they are comfortable with it and have no objection.
  327. Roberts, Paul Craig: Is Democracy Dead In The West?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    This is the "New Democracy." It is a resurrection of the old feudal order. A few super-rich aristocrats and everyone else serfs obliged to support the ruling order. The looting that began in Greece has spread into Ukraine, and who knows who is next?
  328. Roberts, Paul Craig: Is Peace or War at Hand?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Roberts discusses the outcomes of the meeting in Moscow between Merkel, Hollande, and Putin as a result of Washington's aggressive position toward Russia.
  329. Roberts, Paul Craig: Leader and Vassal
    Bringing Death and Destruction to Muslims

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    Americans do not think of themselves or of Israel as terrorist states, but the evidence is complete and overwhelming. Thanks to the power of the Israel Lobby, Americans only know the Israeli side of the story, which is that evil anti-semite Palestinians will not let blameless Israelis live in peace and persist in their unjustified terror attacks on an innocent Israeli state.
  330. Roberts, Paul Craig: The Lie Machine
    The Media and the TTIP

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    I have come to the conclusion that the West is a vast lie machine for the secret agendas of vested interests. Consider, for example, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and the Transpacific Trade and Investment Partnership.
  331. Roberts, Paul Craig: The Looting Machine Called Capitalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017   Published: 2107
    I have come to the conclusion that capitalism is successful primarily because it can impose the majority of the costs associated with its economic activities on outside parties and on the environment. In other words, capitalists make profits because their costs are externalized and born by others. In the US, society and the environment have to pick up the tab produced by capitalist activity.
  332. Roberts, Paul Craig: The Looting Stage of Capitalism: Germany's Assault on the IMF
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Having successfully used the EU to conquer the Greek people by turning the Greek "leftwing" government into a pawn of Germany's banks, Germany now finds the IMF in the way of its plan to loot Greece into oblivion.
  333. Roberts, Paul Craig: The Next War on Washington's Agenda
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    It could not be more obvious that Washington’s war preparations against Iran have nothing to do with deterring Iran from a nuclear weapon. So, what are the war preparations about?
  334. Roberts, Paul Craig: Obama's House of Cards
    Will Russia and China Hold Their Fire Until War Is the Only Alternative?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Barak Obama's September 24 speech at the UN is the most absurd thing I have heard in my entire life. It is absolutely amazing that the president of the United States would stand before the entire world and tell what everyone knows are blatant lies while simultaneously demonstrating Washington's double standards and belief that Washington alone, because the US is exceptional and indispensable, has the right to violate all law.
  335. Roberts, Paul Craig: Only in America: an Indiscreet Selfie Can Put A Kid in Prison
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Did you know that if you are an American under 18 years old and you use your cell phone to send a nude "selfie" of yourself to a friend, you can be convicted of manufacturing and distributing "child pornography" and sent to prison? This is how expansively prosecutors, whose main purpose in life is to ruin as many people as possible, interpret laws passed to protect children from sexual exploitation.
  336. Roberts, Paul Craig: Out Lickspittle Press
    Doorkeepers to the House of Lies

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Today no one believes that our country’s success depends on an informed public and a free press. America’s success depends on its financial and military hegemony over the world. Any information inconsistent with the indispensable people’s god-given right to dominate the world must be suppressed and the messenger discredited and destroyed.
  337. Roberts, Paul Craig: Pirates of the Mediterranean
    Israel Kidnaps Peace Boat Crew

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    On June 30, 2009, the government of Israel committed an act of piracy when the Israeli Navy in international waters illegally boarded the "Spirit of Humanity" and kidnapped its 21-person crew from 11 countries.
  338. Roberts, Paul Craig: The Police State is Real
    It Has Happened Here

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The Bush regime’s response to 9/11 and the Obama regime’s validation of this response have destroyed accountable democratic government in the United States. So much unaccountable power has been concentrated in the executive branch that the US Constitution is no longer an operable document.
  339. Roberts, Paul Craig: The Shoot First Mentality of American Police
    Ferguson, Reconsidered

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The US justice system is no longer concerned with justice, but with the careers of prosecutors, punishing the powerless, and protecting the powerful. As justice has largely departed the justice system, it is hardly surprising that police lack any concept of justice.
  340. Roberts, Paul Craig: The Social Cost of GMOs
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Ecological economists such as Herman Daly write that the more full the world becomes, the higher are the social or external costs of production. Social or external costs are costs of production that are not captured in the price of the products. For example, dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico that result from chemicals used in agriculture are not included as costs in agricultural production. The price of food does not include the damage to the Gulf.
    Food production is a source of large social costs. Indeed, it seems that the more food producers are able to lower the measured cost of food production, the higher the social costs imposed on society.
  341. Roberts, Paul Craig: State Lawlessness on the Rampage
    The Menu for 2011

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    As 2011 dawns, public discourse in America has the country primed for a fascist dictatorship.The situation will be worse by 2012. The most uncomfortable truth that emerges from the WikiLeaks saga is that American public discourse consists of cries for revenge against those who tell us truths.
  342. Roberts, Paul Craig: TIPP
    Advancing American Imperialism

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Greenpeace has done that part of the world whose representatives are so corrupt or so stupid as to sign on to the Trans-Pacific and Trans-Atlantic "partnerships" a great service. Greenpeace secured and leaked the secret documents that Washington and global corporations are pushing on Europe. The official documents prove that my description of these "partnerships" when they first appeared in the news is totally correct.
  343. Roberts, Paul Craig: TSA's Gestapo Empire
    A Greater Threat Than the Terrorists

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    The U.S. Transportation Security Administration is a far greater threat to the lives and freedom of Americans than the 'terrorists' it claims to be protecting them from.
  344. Roberts, Paul Craig: TTIP: the Corporate Empowerment Act 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Transatlantic and Transpacific Trade and Investment Partnerships have nothing to do with free trade. "Free trade" is used as a disguise to hide the power these agreements give to corporations to use law suits to overturn sovereign laws of nations that regulate pollution, food safety, GMOs, and minimum wages.
  345. Roberts, Paul Craig: Unintended Consequences 
    Beware the Hate Crimes Bill!

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    It will prove difficult to separate speaking against members of protected classes, or criticizing their practices, from hate. The two things are easily conflated. Once enacted, hate crimes will become independent of specific violent acts. An eventual likely outcome will be that speaking against members of specially protected classes will itself become a violent act of inciting violence.
  346. Roberts, Paul Craig: The US Economy Has Not Recovered and Will Not Recover
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The US economy died when middle class jobs were offshored and when the financial system was deregulated. Jobs offshoring benefitted Wall Street, corporate executives, and shareholders, because lower labour and compliance costs resulted in higher profits. These profits flowed through to shareholders in the form of capital gains and to executives in the form of "performance bonuses." Wall Street benefitted from the bull market generated by higher profits.
  347. Roberts, Paul Craig: The US Government's Frontal Assault on Freedom
    Hillary the Identity Thief

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    The leaked Wikileaks documents show that the last thing the US government wants anywhere is a government that is accountable to its own citizens instead of to the US government.
  348. Roberts, Paul Craig: Virtual Economy's Phantom Job Gains are Based on Statistical Fraud
    And More Fraud Is in the Works

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Washington can't stop lying. Reports of job gains are more fiction than reality.
  349. Roberts, Paul Craig: Washington Launches Its Attack Against BRICS
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Having removed the reformist President of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, Washington is now disposing of the reformist President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff.
  350. Roberts, Paul Craig: Washington Piles Lie Upon Lie
    One After Another After Another

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The latest Washington lie, this one coming from NATO, is that Russia has invaded Ukraine with 1,000 troops and self-propelled artillery.
  351. Roberts, Paul Craig: Washington Threatens The World
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The consequence of Washington’s reckless and irresponsible political and military interventions in Iraq, Libya, and Syria has been to unleash evil. The various sects that lived in peace under the rule of Saddam Hussein, Gaddafi, and Assad are butchering one another, and a new group, ISIS, is in the process of creating a new state out of parts of Iraq and Syria.
  352. Roberts, Paul Craig: Washington’s Secret Agendas
    Imperial Rot

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    One might think that by now even Americans would have caught on to the constant stream of false alarms that Washington sounds in order to deceive the people into supporting its hidden agendas.
  353. Roberts, Paul Craig: The West Is Reduced To Looting Itself
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Third World countries were and are looted by being enticed into development plans for electrification or some such purpose. The gullible and trusting governments are told that they can make their countries rich by taking out foreign loans to implement a Western-presented development plan, with the result being sufficient tax revenues from economic development to service the foreign loan.
  354. Roberts, Paul Craig: The West's Looting of Ukraine Has Begun
    Shackled by the IMF

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    It is now apparent that the "Maidan protests" in Kiev were in actuality a Washington organized coup against the elected democratic government. The purpose of the coup is to put NATO military bases on Ukraine's border with Russia and to impose an IMF austerity program that serves as cover for Western financial interests to loot the country. The sincere idealistic protesters who took to the streets without being paid were the gullible dupes of the plot to destroy their country.
  355. Roberts, Paul Craig: Why American Financial Markets Have No Relationship to Reality
    An Economic House of Cards

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The bullion banks (primarily JP Morgan, HSBC, ScotiaMocatta, Barclays, UBS, and Deutsche Bank), most likely acting as agents for the Federal Reserve, have been systematically forcing down the price of gold since September 2011. Suppression of the gold price protects the US dollar against the extraordinary explosion in the growth of dollars and dollar-denominated debt.
  356. Roberts, Paul Craig: Why Not Sanctions for Israel?
    Gross Violations of Human Rights

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    The US led the imposition of sanctions against South Africa because of South Africa's apartheid practices. The sanctions forced the white government to hand over political power to the black population. Israel practices a worse form of apartheid than did the white South African government. Yet, Israel maintains that it is 'anti-semitic' to criticize Israel for a practice that the world regards as abhorrent.
  357. Roberts, Paul Craig: World’s Best Economist Tells All!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    If you want to learn real economics instead of neoliberal junk economics, read Michael Hudson’s books. What you will learn is that neoliberal economics is an apology for the rentier class and the large banks that have succeeded in financializing the economy, shifting consumer spending power from the purchase of goods and services that drive the real economy to the payment of interest and fees to banks.
  358. Roberts, Paul Craig: The Year America Dissolved
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    A vision of collapse.
  359. Roberts, Stella: The Attack on the People of Gaza
    Go ahead and stop us...

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    According to the conventional wisdom, the purpose of Israel’s assault on Gaza is self-defense, i.e., to stop rocket fire and to destroy “terror tunnels”. However, the facts include repeated attacks on hospitals, an open air market, UN schools designated as safe refuges, playgrounds, zoos, Gaza’s only power plant, etc.) by means of high-tech “smart weapons”, and these attacks are inconsistent with the notion of self-defense. These are calculated, deliberate attacks on civilians and the numbers speak for themselves: about 80% of Israel’s victims are non-combatants, including at least (for now) 318 kids.
  360. Roberts, Vic: A Coal Miner's Call for Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2001
    I invite you to join with me in dedicating a portion of our lives to the task of bringing about political revolution. In the words of a great lady, Mother Jones: Let us pray for the dead but fight like hell for the living.
  361. Roberts, Wayne: Cracking the Canadian Formula
    The Making of the Energy and Chemical Workers Union

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1990
  362. Roberts, Wayne: Designs on equality
    City planning is a mechanism of discrimination - it mainly serves the able-bodied

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The idea of “universal design” is to stop creating public infrastructure that privileges one particular group, whether it’s car drivers, the able-bodied or those with paycheques, and start envisioning people with parallel but not identical mobility and sociability needs: children, teens, seniors, new immigrants, those on low incomes, parents, those with sports injuries or with physical and mental limitations, and those who care for any of the above.
  363. Roberts, Wayne: Honest Womanhood
    Feminism, Feminity and Class Consciousness Among Toronto Working Women 1893-1914

    Resource Type: Book
    Roberts' book is a look at paid employment for women at the turn of the century. He looks at the experience of the working women in the labour force, the realities of paid employment and the wages in a time of emerging capitalism. Also included is an analysis of women's role in the labour movement and the reasons for their relative lack of participation in trade unions and labour politics.
  364. Roberts, Wayne: The No-Nonsense Guide to World Food
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2008
    A world tour of food—from industrialized production and consumption to community food security.
  365. Roberts, Wayne; McRae, Rod; and Stahlbrand, Lori: Real Food For A Change 
    Bringing Nature, Joy and Justice to the Table

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1999
    The three authors of this book argue that people need to avoid Industrial food-making. Instead, people in Canada must turn to organic farming to produce their own food. It is good for economy and good for one's health.
  366. Roberts, Wayne; Brandum, Susan: Get a Life!
    How to make a good buck dance around the dinosaurs and save the world while you're at it

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1995
    Simultaneoulsy a textbook on new careers and lifestyles for aspiring entrepreneurs and a strategy for social, economic and environmental renewal.
  367. Roberts, William Clare: The Value of Capital
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Roberts responds to David Harvey's review of his publication "Marx's Inferno: The Political Theory of Capital" by defending and opening up a discussion regarding the theories presented in Marx's "Capital," and how they connect with the rest of his oeuvre.
  368. Roberts,David: None of the world's top industries would be profitable if they paid for the natural capital they use
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The notion of "externalities" refers to costs imposed by businesses that are not paid for by those businesses. Roberts argues that, although the term is useful in folding ecological concerns into economics, it has its downsides.
  369. Roberts,Wayne: Breaking the Canadian Formula
    The Making of the Energy and Chemical Workers Union

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
  370. Robertson, Ann; Leumer, Bill: How to Jumpstart Your Union (Book Review)
    A Guide to Fighting Back

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    An invaluable book for any union activist. It details the successful 2010 strike by the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU), starting with the formation of CORE (Caucus of Rank-and-File Educators) back in 2008 when they had only 22 members; their election to union leadership positions in 2010 when their membership had swelled to 400; and their determination to maintain the struggle in the aftermath of the strike.
  371. Robertson, Ann; Leumer, Bill: A Seismic Shift Toward Socialism in the U.K. Labour Party
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Jeremy Corban's unexpected 2015 rise to the leadership of the U.K. Labour Party and his recent resounding victory over the right-wing forces within the party that tried to dislodge him are sending shockwaves throughout Europe - waves that could reach the shores of the U.S. if events continue to unfold in the same direction.
  372. Robertson, Ann; Leumer, Bill: Who Is An Objective Journalist?
    Agents of the Status Quo

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The false dichotomy between journalists and activists.
  373. Robertson, David: Food Industry -- Profits
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1977
    A talk given by David Robertson on the relationship between corporate interest and the food industry.
  374. Robertson, Heather: Reservations Are For Indians
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1970   Published: 1991
    Describes the vicious circle of dependence created by government policies which ensnare aboriginal Canadians, combining an account of life in four reserve communities with a history of government policies and programmes.
  375. Robertson, Heather (ed.): Salt of the Earth
    Resource Type: Book
  376. Robertson, James: Future Wealth
    A New Economics for the 21st Century

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
  377. Robertson, R.T.: The Making of the Modern World
    An Introductory History

    Resource Type: Book
    This book's global approach to world history puts the major political, economic and social transformations of the past hundred years into context. Focusing on the growth and transformation of capitalism as a world system, and its accompanying dialectic of uneven development, Dr. Robertson shows how the Western industrial powers and the underdeveloped Third World form a single continuum of change.
  378. Robiem David: Blood on Their Banner
    Nationalist Struggles in the South Pacific

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
    An expose of the political policies of France, Indonesia and the United States and how they pose the greatest threat to the stability of the region.
  379. Robin, Gabrielle: Why Not Have Sex With People Who Aren't Your Partner?
    Infidelity is treated as selfish, while monogamy is celebrated. But what's so great about living in self-denial?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Although open relationships are not as shocking a concept today as they were 50 years ago, they’re still regarded with overwhelming skepticism and even disdain. The usual assumption is that polyamorous people are selfish, immature, incapable of commitment, and their primary relationship is therefore doomed to failure.
  380. Robin, Marie- Monique: The World According to Monsanto
    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 2008
    An investigation into the United States multinational corporation, Monsanto, uncovers controversial findings.
  381. Robin, Martin: Shades of Right
    Nativist and Fascist Politics in Canada, 1920-1940

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992
  382. Robin, Maxime: Louisiana's For-Profit Prisons
    How Long Jail Sentences for Trivial Offences Enrich Local Sheriffs' and Police Departments

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    In Louisiana, writing a cheque that bounces still carries a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, and the minimum sentence for a repeat burglary offender is 24 years without parole.
  383. Robin, Maxime: Louisiana's profitable prisons
    Inside America

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Long jail sentences for trivial offences enrich local sheriffs' and police departments in the state of Louisiana -- and keep the local economy going.
  384. Robin, Maxime: Unregulated oil fracking boom does permanent damage
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    We know about the dangers of pollution from fracking. But its lethal, long-term byproducts and the ease with which they leak or are dumped may be causing worse problems in a state that can’t even question them.
  385. Robinson, Barry; Hatt, Charles; Campbell, Karen: Liberals' interim pipeline measures fall short
    Band-aid solutions cannot fix deeply flawed pipeline reviews, environmental assessments

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Harper government’s 2012 environmental law rollbacks were a blunt-force trauma to the environmental assessment of pipelines. Last week, the new federal Liberal government prescribed band-aids for an ailing patient that needed more.
  386. Robinson, Greg: Stanley Crouch, Neocon or Ellisonian?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1997
    Crouch clearly feels isolated within progressive circles, but it is the Left that most desperately needs to retain the message about building a cohesive democratic society. With that instinct for improvisation and bricolage which Crouch and his gurus most admire about Americans, we must read Crouch closely and adapt whatever points in his work we find correct and useful.
  387. Robinson, Jo Ann Gibson: The Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Women Who Started It: The Memoir of Jo Ann Gibson Robinson
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
    Robinson recounts the origins and sustaining force of the famous boycott led by Montgomery's African American women.
  388. Robinson, Lillian S.: McNamara's Vietnam
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1996
    McNamara's Cold War mentality is as firmly fixed as ever. The purpose of American policy in Southeast Asia was to stop Communism, invariably characterized as "Communist aggression." That end justified any means employed. It was just that McNamara and the rest of the best and brightest opted for ineffective means and failed to acknowledge it in time. Only in this tactical misjudgment does he believe that they were "wrong, terribly wrong."
  389. Robinson, Paul A.: The Freudian Left
    Wilhelm Reich, Geza Roheim, Herbert Marcuse

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1969
    Paul Robinson tries to define a particular tradition in the history of psychoanalysis - the "radical" or "left-wing" tradition - through an analysis of its three most important representatives: Wilhelm Reich, Geza Roheim, and Herbert Marcuse.
  390. Robinson, William I.: Latin America's Pink Tide
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Current governments in Latin America – not quite red and hardly cresting the wave – are discovering that policies of redistribution, for which they were elected, now have limits.
  391. Robson, Elly: The government's attempt to eradicate the travelling way of life
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Elly Robson explores the deliberate criminalisation of the travelling way of life by Britian's coalition government.
  392. Rochat, Gui: How to Grow Up Under Occupation
    A Childhood Under the Nazi's

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Rochat illustrates the effect adult wars and occupations have on children, and how the relative safety of the Anglo-Saxon world make it hard to comprehend what effect these wars have on children in places such as Iraq, Afghanistan and so many other countries under attack.
  393. Roche, Douglas: Justice Not Charity: A New Global Ethic for Canada
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1976
  394. Rocker, Rudolf: The Reproduction of Daily Life
    Resource Type: Article
  395. Rockhill, Gabriel: The CIA Reads French Theory
    On the Intellectual Labor of Dismantling the Cultural Left

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A recently unclassifed CIA documents reveals that in the 1980s, the agency had its analysts devote substantial time and resources to studying trends in French theory, and specifically, the work that writers like Michel Foucault, Jacques, and Roland Barthes were doing in undermining the Marxist left. The CIA saw this trend as beneficial to the maintenance of American power, and capitalism generally, because it undermind the idea that there could or should be fundamental revolutionary change.
  396. Rockhill, Gabriel: Revolution Never Sleeps: Nuit Debout in France and Beyond
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The movement Nuit debout -- 'night on our feet' or 'stand up night!' -- is a potent reminder of the existence of an indefatigable global struggle against the neoliberal credo and all of its devastating consequences. Although it has deep roots, like all sociopolitical movements, it has come into its own since the prolongation of a March 31st, 2016 general strike (grève générale) and mass protest against French labor reforms, which aim at further consolidating class power and rendering the status of the labor force even more precarious. It quickly mutated like so many other recent movements from a circumscribed protest into an extended and rapidly spreading occupation.
  397. Rodgers, Christy: The Dead Don't Rest
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Rodgers reviews two novels by Han Kang, "The Vegetarian" and "Human Acts", and analyzes their shared themes dealing with humanity's struggle against its own most destructive qualities.
  398. Rodgers, Christy: A Zapatista 'Seminar' in Chiapas
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    On the outskirts of San Cristobal de las Casas, famed colonial center of the southern state of Chiapas, over a thousand people from all over Mexico and beyond are attending a weeklong seminar "Critical Thinking Confronting the Capitalist Hydra." It was conceived and organized by the Zapatistas, the Chiapas-based armed insurgency.
  399. Rodgers, Daniel T.: Contested Truths
    Keywords in American Politics since Independence

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
  400. Rodgers, Kathleen: Welcome to Resisterville: American Dissidents in British Columbia
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
    During the Vietnam War years, thousands of Americans fled north to seek refuge in the West Kootenay region of British Columbia. While some of these migrants were draft dodgers avoiding conscription into the United States army, most were part of an emerging counterculture in search of a more egalitarian, humble, and peaceful society.
  401. Rodinson, Maxime: Cult, Ghetto, and State
    The Persistence of Jewish Question

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1983
    Jewish studies, Maxime Rodinson says in this book, has been a field in which ideological delirium has long had virtually free rein. In this collection of essays, he tries to redress the balance, bringing his expertise to bear on Jewish problems past and present.
  402. Rodinson, Maxine: Israel: A Colonial-Settler State?
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1967   Published: 1973
    Rodinson argues that Zionism fits into the general pattern of Western colonialism, and that Arab opposition to Israel is the opposition of a colonized people towards their colonizers.
  403. Rodley, Yvone: US Justice on Trial
    Why Cameron Should Tell Obama to Get Stuffed

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    The US justice system and extradition treaty.
  404. Rodriguez, Belinda; Case, Ben: Why big NGOs won't lead the fight on climate change
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The cowardly response of prominent climate organizations like 350.org and Avaaz to the protest ban during COP21 demands accountability.
  405. Rodriguez, Dylan: Forced Passages
    Imprisoned Radical Intellectuals and the U.S. Prison Regime

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2005
    The dramatic rise and consolidation of America's prison system has devastated lives and communities, but it has also transformed prisons into sites of political discourse and resistance, as they have become home to a growing number of writers, activists, poets, educators, and others who offer radical critiques of American society both within and beyond the prison walls.
  406. Rodriguez, Sal: Solitary Confinement FAQ
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Solitary confinement is the practice of isolating inmates in closed cells for 22-24 hours a day, virtually free of human contact, for periods of time ranging from days to decades.
  407. Roedde, Gretchen: A Doctor's Quest
    The Struggle for Mother-and-Child Health Around the Globe

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2012
    Recounting medical missions in half of the thirty countries in which she has worked for the past twenty-five years in Africa, Asia, and the South Pacific -- from Darfur in Sudan to Papua New Guinea and Bhutan -- Dr. Gretchen Roedde shares the grim reality of world politics, bureaucratic red tape, and corruption on the front lines as a doctor in mother-and-child health and HIV/AIDS.
  408. Roediger, David: Towards the Abolition of Whiteness
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1994
    Roediger's genda is to show how race consciousness among whites needs to be fought so that the working class can be brought to an emancipatory agenda.
  409. Roediger, David: The Wages of Whiteness
    Race and the Making of the American Working Class

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991
    A book that has reoriented how historians look at the American working class.
  410. Roediger, David: Waiting to Inhale: Culture Wars or Unfinished Gratification?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1999
    WITH THE END of the impeachment proceedings, it is surely time for the left to offer analyses of the crisis which press far beyond those on offer in the mainstream press, and which do considerably more than offer a hold-your-nose defense of the President's “privacy.” Here is one such attempt.
  411. Roediger, David: Working Toward Whiteness
    How America's Immigrants Became White

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2005
  412. Roediger, David; Esch, Elizabeth: Production of Difference: Race and the Management of Labor in U.S. History
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2012
    In 1907, pioneering labor historian and economist John Commons argued that U.S. management had shown just one "symptom of originality," namely "playing one race against the other."
  413. Roesch, Jen: The life and times of Occupy Wall Street
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Occupy Wall Street (OWS), and the Occupy movement that rapidly spread across the country in late September 2011, marked a watershed moment in the re-emergence of mass struggle and radical politics in the United States.
  414. Rogatyuk, Denis: Zombie neoliberalism threatens Ecuador's 'citizen's revolution'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa and social movements behind Ecuador's "Citizens' Revolution" are engaged in yet another battle against the South American country's elites.
  415. Roger D., Rachel M., Adrienne J., Christine D., Andy L. and Brian B: Theory and Practice of Idealism in Trotskyism and the ISO
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    We have come to conclusions there is a theoretical underpinning to the problems we (and others) experienced in the ISO, such as continually erroneous perspectives which rarely were assessed, a leadership method that emphasized cheerleading and exhortation over sober assessment of the challenges we are facing, a tendency to tail the liberals both politically and organizationally (opportunism), a growing separation between our Marxist theory and our practice (a hallmark of opportunism), a sectarian attitude towards the revolutionary left (other socialists and anarchists alike) and an intolerance toward ongoing political disagreement within the organization.
  416. Rogers, Carl R.: Client-Centered Therapy
    Its current practice, implications and theory

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1951   Published: 1965
    A presentation of nondirective and related points of view in counselling and therapy.
  417. Rogers, Edward S.; Smith, Donald B. (eds.): Aboriginal Ontario
    Historical Perspectives on the First Nations

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1994
    Essays on the history of Ontario's native people.
  418. Rogoff, Zak: Protect your freedom and privacy; join us in creating an Internet that's safer from surveillance
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    In order to defang surveillance programs like PRISM, we need to stop using centralized systems and come together to build an Internet that's decentralized, trustworthy, and free "as in freedom."
  419. Rohar, Even: Growing Up ILWU in Tacoma, Washington
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    I grew up with militancy in a longshore family.
  420. Rohricht, Alyssa: The NSA's Mantra
    Collect It All

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    This is the world we’re living in now. One where privacy is quickly becoming a thing of the past – where the government collects our metadata using dragnet surveillance. Who you talked to, where, when, and for how long are collected with each and every phone call. Facebook, Google, Yahoo, Skype, Microsoft, AT&T, Hewlett-Packard, Oracle, and numerous other corporations partner with the NSA to subvert your right to privacy. The NSA has even been physically intercepting packages containing servers and switches, taking it from FedEx or the US Postal Service, opening the package, and planting a device that redirects information sent over these servers back to the NSA.
  421. Rohricht, Alyssa: An Ode on Whistleblowers and Revolutionaries
    Give Thanks

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    May 27th marked exactly four years of prison time for whistleblower Chelsea Manning.
    Four years for releasing documents disclosing torture and abuse by US and allied forces: rape, whippings, electric drills used on body parts, waterboarding, beatings, murder. Four years for disclosing previously unreported civilian deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan – deaths that number in the tens of thousands. Four years for pulling back the fog of war and exposing US wars abroad for what they are - not the clean, surgical, tactical operations that we hear about on the news but dirty, bloody, and filled with the bodies of innumerable civilian victims: the bodies of men, women, and children who did nothing more than appear in the wrong place, at the wrong time, with the ‘wrong’ skin color and the ‘wrong’ god.
  422. Rohricht, Alyssa: This is Genocide
    On Israel/Palestine

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    To call what is going on in Israel and Palestine a “conflict” is to partake in the racist and blatantly false narrative that is being pushed by Israel. When one side fights with stones and homemade rockets, and the other side fights with a military backed by the full force of the United States military industrial complex, it is not a “conflict.” When civilian casualties – including hundreds of children – amass on only one side, it is not a “conflict.” When one side sets up with lawn chairs and popcorn to watch and cheer as their government bombs another country, it is not a “conflict.”
  423. Rohricht, Alyssa: Torture: Thou shalt not bear honest witness
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    To date, only one person has been jailed in connection to the US torture program - the man who blew the whistle. His sentence must now be quashed and this true American hero set free and compensated.
  424. ROHRICHT,ALYSSA: The Prosecution and Persecution of Bradley Manning
    Setting An Example

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The desire to strip Manning of careful intent has been a tactic of the government that is prosecuting him and the mainstream media who parrot their propaganda from the start.
  425. Rojas, René: Chile: Return of the Penguins!
    Against The Current vol. 157

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The struggle to democratize Chile’s educational system has, for the first time since the country’s return to bourgeois democracy in 1990, challenged the very foundations of its neoliberal model.
  426. Roland, Elizabeth: Why I Stand with Occupy
    Against The Current vol. 156

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
  427. Rolfe, Roger: The Mackenzie Valley: Native Land Claims and Corporate Growth
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1977
    An overview of the demands on the Dene Nation regarding the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline proposal.
  428. Roman, Richard; Arregui, Edur Velasco: 1810, 1910, 2010 and Mexican Labor
    Against The Current vol. 149

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    In the midst of a deep depression, an ongoing crisis of legitimacy and a brutal internal war amongst the different fractions of the drug cartel/state complex, Mexico is celebrating its two great revolutions, the Revolution of Independence (1810) and the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920).
  429. Romano, Paul: Life in the Factory
    Resource Type: Article
    This pamphlet concerns itself with the life of the working class in the process of production. and seeks to understand what the workers are thinking and doing while actually at work on the bench or on the line. Romano, himself a factory worker, has contributed greatly to such an understanding by his description, based upon years of study and observation, of the life of workers in modern mass production.
  430. Romano, Paul; Stone, Ria: The American Worker
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1947   Published: 1972
    A description and analysis of the lives of American factory workrers after the Second World War, written by a young autoworker.
  431. Romer-Friedman, Peter: USAS Makes Kathie Lee Cry Again
    Against The Current vol. 83

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1999
    Kathie Lee Gifford cried for the first time in 1996, bawling with teary eyes and pledging that young girls would no longer produce her WalMart apparel line. She promised to clean up the factories, and even initiated the Apparel Industry Partnership (AIP), a code of conduct meant to silence activists and cover up her sweatshop abuses.
  432. Romulous, Aetius: The Humble Tuna
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    The humble tuna, "the chicken of the sea", is an unfortunate metaphor for all that is dysfunctional about our contemporary, western, capitalist world. The story of the Tuna is the story of our triumphant world, and provides a unified theory of its runaway excess
  433. Romulous, Aetius: Impossibleism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Impossibleists want unrestrained sustainable growth in the face of its inevitable impossibility. It is a mystery how they think this way, knowing as they surely do that eventually the bill will come due, and the engine will run out of gas - literally. Think about it - growth that never stops, ever. Even with limitless resources, it is simple intuition that eventually, somewhere, sometime....
  434. Rooks, Daisy: World War II and Ethnic Conflict in LA
    Against The Current vol. 144

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    In The Shifting Grounds of Race: Black and Japanese Americans in the Making of Multiethnic Los Angeles, Scott Kurashige provides new insights into the struggle for racial equality in Los Angeles by focusing on collaboration, and competition, between African-American and Japanese American residents of the city.
  435. Rooksby, Ed: "Left Reformism" and socialist strategy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Rooksby talks about the renewed interest in radical left "big picture" questions of socialist strategy that represents a return to "important debates of the left largely absent over the last three decades." The major factors driving this are several years of deep capitalist crisis together with the almost total capitulation of social democratic parties across Europe to the austerity agenda, opening up a clear space to the left of these organisations.
  436. Rooksby, Ed: Why it's time to realign the left
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Ed Rooksby, one of the supporters of the call for a new radical left party to be formed in Britain, explains why he thinks the time is right to launch such a party and what its aims should be.
  437. Roos, Jerome: Puerto Rico's default is fine, as long as Wall Street is repaid
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    On August 1, 2015, Puerto Rico defaulted on part of its enormous $72 billion debt, paying back only $628,000 on a relatively small $58 million loan that was due at the start of the month. The default, which marks the most serious credit event in US public bond markets since the city of Detroit filed for bankruptcy in 2013, has led many to draw obvious comparisons to Greece – and understandably so.
  438. Roots, Betty I., Chant, Donald A., Heidenreich, Conred E.: Special Places
    The Changing Ecosystems of the Toronto Region

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1999
    Special Places explores the changing ecosystem of the Toronto area over the past century, looking at the environmental conditions that influence the whol region and at the surprising range of plants and animals you can find in many of its natural spaces.
  439. Roper, Brian S.: The History of Democracy 
    A Marxist Interpretation

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2013
    Roper traces the history of democracy from ancient Athens to the emergence of liberal representative and socialist participatory democracy. He argues that democracy cannot be understood separately from the social and economic contexts in which democratic states operate.
  440. Rosa, Erin: US Teaching "Counterinsurgency" Courses To Mexican Military in Drug War
    State Department Report Details Special Forces "Mobile Training Teams" South of the Border

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    To fight the drug war in Mexico the US military conducted specialized trainings both inside and outside of the country with a focus on combating "narco-terrorism" and "counterinsurgency" conflicts.
  441. Rose, Ellen: User Error
    Resisting Computer Culture

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2003
  442. Rose, Fred: Coalitions across the Class Divide
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2000
  443. Rose, John: Debating the world revolution
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A review of "To the Masses: Proceedings of the Third Congress of the Communist International", edited and translated by John Riddell.
  444. Rose, John: Lenin's "Left-Wing" Communism: An Infantile Disorder revisited
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Lenin’s famous pamphlet holds the key to unlocking the reasons why the October 1917 Russian Revolution failed to spread to the more advanced industrial countries in Europe.
  445. Rose, John: Luxemburg, Müller and the Berlin workers' and soldiers' councils
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Rose reviews and discusses two important books about the German Revolution, "Working-Class Politics in the German Revolution: Richard Müller, the Revolutionary Shop Stewards and the Origins of the Council Movement", and "The German Left and the Weimar Republic: A Selection of Documents".
  446. Rose, John: Revolutionary workers' movements and parliaments in Germany 1918-23
    A reply to Tony Phillips

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
  447. Rose, Julian: Building the Ark - small scale farming in Poland for a green future
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2015
    Poland is the front line for Europe's small scale family farming, under assault from the EU regulations, corporate agribusiness, and a hostile government. A popular campaign is fighting back from its base deep in the Polish countryside, a small organic farm that's developing new green technologies to enhance the sustainability of small farms everywhere.
  448. Rose, Julian: Occupy agriculture! Polish farmers sit in for land and freedom
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    At the heart of Poland's capital, Warsaw, farmers have founded a flourishing encampment known as the 'Green City', writes Julian Rose. It's a focus of protest against the sell-off of their land to agribusiness, the arrival of GMO crops, and the imposition of a failed 'Western' model of farming that's creating huge corporate profits while debasing food and bankrupting small farmers.
  449. Rose, Julian: Organic certification - inorganic bureaucracy
    Today's certifiers arrive in patent leather shoes and get no further than the office - and this is meant to be an improvement?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
  450. Rose, Lois L.: Prairie Lives
    The Changing Face of Farming

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1985
  451. Rose, Rebecca: Before the parade
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Halifax's first generation of gay and lesbian elders forged a rainbow path that LGBTQIA and Two-Spirited activists continue to march down today.
  452. Roseland, Mark: Toward Sustainable Communities
    Resources for Citizens and their Governments

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992   Published: 1998
    The way our urban communities develop will largely determine our success or failure in overcoming environmental challenges and achieving sustainable development. Toward Sustainable Communities offer practical suggestions and innovative solutions to a wide range of municipal and community problems.
  453. Roselle, Mike: Poor West Virginia? Think Again
    Resistance in the Valley of Death

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The chemical spill in Charleston, West Virginia has once again put Appalachia on the map. This is what it usually takes. People have to not just die at the hands of the coal and chemical industry, they have to die dramatically. The long slow death spiral West Virginia has been in for over a hundred years is not news unless they do.
  454. Roselle, Mike; Mahan, Josh: Tree Spiker
    From Earth First! to Lowbagging: My Struggles in Radical Environmental Action

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2009
    Roselle - cofounder of the Rainforest Action Network and Earth First! - offers a memoir of his career in radical activism: from teenage Yippie to career environmentalist.
  455. Rosemont, Franklin: Karl Marx and the Iroquois 
    An essay on Marx's Ethnological Notebooks

    Resource Type: Article
    Franklin Rosemont delves into Marx's Ethnological Notebooks and examines their significance and relevance towards today's communist movement.
  456. Rosen, David: Birth-Control Wars: Two Centuries of Struggle
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The birth-control wars have reached a new level of contestation. On June 27th 2016, the Supreme Court struck down a Texas law -- Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt -- that sought to restrict a woman’s right to an abortion and other birth-control medical services.
  457. Rosen, David: Corporate Corruption And The Special Interest State
    Regulatory Capture at the FCC

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    With Tom Wheeler's nomination, expect pro big-telecom policies such as ending net neutrality, further industry consolidation, limiting meaningful competition and increasing user fees, among other policies.
  458. Rosen, David: Crime & Public Shaming
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Shaming is one of the oldest forms of social regulation and, in the U.S., has long been employed to enforce social order -- specifically to fight crime and suppress unacceptable beliefs and practices. Today, there is an apparent rise of public shaming either as an alternative or supplement to incarceration. On February 8th, 2016, Pres. Obama signed the “International Megan’s Law to Prevent Demand for Child Sex Trafficking” (H.R. 515), the first law in U.S. history in which a special symbol will be placed on a citizen's U.S. passport to identify that the individual was convicted of a sex crime.
  459. Rosen, David: Globalization vs. Empire: Can Trump Contain the Growing Split?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A brief history of US policy supporting globalization and the growing divide it has created between US hegemony and global capitalism, and criticism of the Trump administrations capability to deal with the impacts of this divide.
  460. Rosen, David: Globalizing the Culture Wars
    Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Uganda, like many countries in Africa and around the world, adheres to long-standing heterosexual and patriarchal traditions as to what is acceptable sexual behavior. In the West, such traditions are shared by a dwindling minority. The bourgeois capitalist marketplace has reconfigured that which is morally acceptable. Sexual practices among adults are areas of personal erotic experience, protected private activities.
  461. Rosen, David: A History of Political Terror
    The Ritual of Beheading

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Decapitation is a public ritual of political theatre that dates from ancient times. It is designed not simply to gruesomely kill a victim, but to send a powerful message to adversaries, both local and foreign. It is designed not simply to gruesomely kill a victim, but to send a powerful message to adversaries, both local and foreign.
  462. Rosen, David: Know-Nothings of 2010
    The New War of the Christian Crusaders

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Over the last four centuries, Quakers, Mormons, Catholics, Jews and many others have been targets of religious persecution, often the victims of imprisonments, hangings, lynchings and other acts of violence.
  463. Rosen, David: The New Police Surveillance State
    The Rising Price of Political Assembly

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Police are increasingly being deployed to restrict if not prevent mass political actions, especially directed at the banks.
  464. Rosen, David: The Other Police State
    Private Cops vs. the Public Good

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    A revealing study on "Spooky Business: A New Report on Corporate Espionage Against Non-profits" written by Gary Ruskin confirms one’s worst suspicions about the ever-expanding two-headed U.S. security state. It details how some companies use the security apparatus, including questionable espionage tactics, against anyone who challenges their authority.
  465. Rosen, David: Sex Scandals America
    Politics and the Ritual of Public Shaming

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2009
    A comprehensive history of sexual scandals in America from colonial times, including Pocahontas and the Puritans, to today which exposes the scandals of national political figures and celebrities and ties these scandals to the deeper changes in sexual culture. It assesses the role of political scandals as a form of public shaming and shows how, scandals have changed, evolving from a morality tale to an entertainment distraction.
  466. Rosen, David: The Tyranny of False Consciousness
    Know-Nothings of 2010, Part Two

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Today's nativists are beset by the crisis of capitalist globalization and its accompanying waves of forced migration. Sadly, nativists refuse to acknowledge the relationship between capitalism and migration. Instead, they seek to resolve the mounting social crisis by returning the country to a fantasy way-of-life that never existed, a white Protestant homeland. Rightwing ideological hacks promote this fictitious solution, setting the stage for a far deeper neo-fascist, racist (and anti-Muslim) upsurge.
  467. Rosen, David: What's the Sexual Health of the Nation?
    Sex, Lies and the Great Recession

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    What happens to pleasure during a period of social crisis? Sex may be the best way to determine the true pulse of the nation.
  468. Rosen, Fred: Mexico 2010: The Spreading Crisis
    Against The Current vol. 148

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    On July 4, in an atmosphere of widespread insecurity, unabated violence, and an uncertain allocation of authority and impunity,* Mexico held local elections in 15 of its 32 states.
  469. Rosen, Michael; Widgery, David (eds.): The Chatto Book of Dissent
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991
  470. Rosen, Mike: The Children of Gaza
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    A poem
  471. Rosenberg, David: Marek Edelman: A True Mensch
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    To be a Jew means always being with the oppressed and never the oppressors.
  472. Rosenberg, Marshall B.: A Model for Nonviolent Communication
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1983
    A description of communication skills to empower us to exchange resources and resolve differences nonviolently.
  473. Rosenberg, Marshall B.: Nonviolent Communication
    A Language of Life, 3rd Edition: Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    The latest edition of the communication guide that has sold more than 1,000,000 copies. An enlightening look at how peaceful communication can create compassionate connections with family, friends, and other acquaintances, this international bestseller uses stories, examples, and sample dialogues to provide solutions to communication problems both at home and in the workplace.
  474. Rosenberg, Marshall, B.: From Now On: Without Blame And Punishment
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1977
    A personal approach to the skills of giving feedback and criticism in a way that promotes cooperation rather than conflict. Makes a persuasive statement about applying these techniques in all relationships.
  475. Rosenberg, Martha: The Drug Store in American Meat
    We're Eating What?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Food consumers seldom hear about the drugs oestradiol-17, zeranol, trenbolone acetate and melengestrol acetate and the names are certainly not on meat labels. But those synthetic growth hormones are central to U.S. meat production, especially beef, and the reason Europe has banned a lot of U.S. meat since 1989.
  476. Rosenberg, Martha: Pfizer's Elixir of Youth?
    Tamoxifen Makes Women Live Longer (Says Manufacturer of Tamoxifen)

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    It was a great moment in Pharma funded physician “education.” At a symposium at the American Psychiatric Association’s 2010 meeting called “Mood, Memory and Myths: What Really Happens at Menopause,” two Wyeth/Pfizer funded speakers tried to resurrect the benefits of cancer-linked hormone therapy. But the mostly-female audience was having none of it: what can we do about our “tamoxifen brain” from the cancer we already have, they wanted to know.
  477. Rosenberg, Martha: Pharma Funded "Patient" Groups Keep Drug Prices Astronomical
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
  478. Rosenblum, Jonathan: Boiling Point: Why Do We Let Big Oil Send Workers to Their Deaths?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Refinery workers endure precarious labour conditions, yet the current system protects the companies economic interests. Recently, workers have started to mobilize.
  479. Rosenblum, Mort; Cabra, Mar; Guevara, Marina, Walker; Salazar, Milagros; and others: Plunder in the Pacific
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Chilean legislators clear the way for legally binding international measures to protect threatened fish across the southern Pacific, after an ICIJ investigation.
  480. Rosenblum, Simon: Can the NDP be Socialist?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1978
    Simon Rosenblum argues that the left should work to transform the NDP, not ignore it.
  481. Rosenblum, Simon: The Non-Nuclear Way: Creative Energy Alternatives For Canada
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1982
    This book on nuclear energy and its alternatives places its focus on Canada.
  482. Rosenblum, Simon: The Non-Nuclear Way: Creative Energy Alternatives for Canada
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1984
  483. Rosenblum, Simon: The Non-Nuclear Way
    Creative Energy Alternatives for Canada

    Resource Type: Book
  484. Rosenblum, Simon; Findlay, Peter: Debating Canada's Future
    Views from the Left

    Resource Type: Book
  485. Rosenfeld, Ben; Regan, Lauren: Legal Lessons From the Green Scare
    When the Constitution is No Obstacle to the FBI

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Green Scare prosecutors and their coordinators in Washington are willing to destroy individual lives to score political points, and to trample their own rules in the process.
  486. Rosenfeld, Edward; Brockman, John: Real Time 2
    A catalog of ideas and information

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1973
  487. Rosenfeld, Herman: The Greater Toronto Workers Assembly: A Hopeful Experiment
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    We are living in a kind of transitional era, where the old forms of working class organization and politics are sorely in need of a replacement, and the theoretical and practical bases of those replacements are still in the process of being born. The Greater Toronto Workers Assembly is one attempt to create a working class institution that tries to address this crisis within the class and on the left on the level of a city, in this case, Toronto.
  488. Rosenfeld, Herman: The New Struggle for Public Transit
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    In an argument against privatization of Toronto's transit system, Rosenfeld draws on Booth's examination of the ongoing situation in London since the city had turned over responsibility of planning, operating, and budgeting transit to private companies and have since suffered from economic decline and inefficiency.
  489. Rosenfeld, Herman: Public Transit Struggles in London and Toronto: P3s, Transit Workers and Alternatives
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2015
    Using the fight against transit privatization practices in London, England, Rosenfeld presents a model for reform in Toronto that prioritizes rider concerns such as reduced fares and increased accessibility.
  490. Rosenfeld, Herman: Right on the Marx
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1990
    The shared vision articulated by Ulli Diemer will never attain an organized and effective form unless it can be concretized into a series of political programmes, and eventually made real through one or many political organizations or parties.
  491. Rosenfeld, Herman: Toronto Talks Transit with Herman Rosenfeld
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2014
    Herman Rosenfeld speaks about transit issues in Toronto, and the campaign for good affordable public transit
  492. Rosenfeld, Herman; Denning, Tom: Workers’ Assemblies: A Way to Regroup the Left?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Herman Rosenfeld is a member of the Canadian Socialist Project and the General Toronto Workers’ Assembly, a new initiative aiming to reinvigorate working class and radical politics in the city. He spoke to Tom Denning about the methods and activities of GTWA and the challenges it faces.
  493. Rosenfeld, Herman; Fanelli, Carlo: A New Type of Political Organization?
    The Greater Toronto Workers' Assembly

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
  494. Rosenfeld, Seth: Subversives
    The FBI's War on Student Radicals, and Reagan's Rise to Power

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2012
    Rosenfeld provides an account of the FBI’s secret -- and highly political -- involvement with three iconic figures at Berkeley during the 1960s: the ambitious neophyte politician Ronald Reagan, the fierce but fragile radical Mario Savio, and the liberal university president Clark Kerr.
  495. Rosenfeld, Seth: Subversives: The FBI's War on Student Radicals, and Reagan's Rise to Power
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2012
    A study of the role of the FBI in the postwar Red Scare, focusing especially on Ronald Reagan's long and creepy relationship with the FBI. It is also a fascinating account of the origins and development the New Left, and a powerful examination of how the FBI corroded due process and democracy.
  496. Rosenhaft, Eve: Beating the fascists? The German Communists and political violence 1929-1933
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Eve Rosenhaft examines the involvement of Communist Party militants in political violence against Nazis during the years of Hitler's rise to power in Germany (1929-33). Specifically, she aims to account for their participation in 'street-fighting' or 'gang-fighting' with National Socialist storm-troopers.
  497. Rosenthal, Henry: The Canadian Jewish Anthology
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
  498. Rosenthal, Henry M., Berson, S. Cathy (eds.): The Canadian Jewish Outlook Anthology
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
    A broad range of articles about secular Jewish life and socialist values.
  499. Rosenthal, Lois: Partnering
    A Guide to Co-owning Anything from Homes to Home Computers

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1983
  500. Rosentraub, Mark: Major League Losers
    The Real Cost of Sports and Who's Paying For It

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1999
  501. Roslin, Alex: Stephen Harper opens door to prison privatization
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    Whatever Harper has in mind for the prison system, one thing is for sure: There's little chance he'll unveil any plans for privatizing prisons before the next federal election. Unless Harper wins a majority, it seems suicidal for him to take a chance on such a controversial idea.
  502. Rosmer, Alfred: Lenin's Moscow
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1953   Published: 1971
    Rosmer traces the furtunes of the Russian Revolution and the Communist International from 1920 to 1924.
  503. Rosmer, Alfred: Rosmer, Alfred - Writings - Index
    Resource Type: Article
    Writings of Alfred Rosmer (1883-1969).
  504. Ross, Alexander Reid: Burkina Faso: climate change, land grabs, and revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The economic tensions between local producers and international powers that have contributed to the revolutionary dissatisfaction with the establishment in Burkina Faso can be found in virtually any country subject to the harsh and cruel conditions of the global land grab and the crisis of climate change.
  505. Ross, Alexander Reid: FBI harassing fossil fuel activists in the Pacific northwest
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A grassroots movement of eco-activists is achieving unprecedented success in challenging fossil fuel developments in the Cascadia region of the US's Pacific northwest, writes Alexander Reid Ross. And that has attracted the wrong kind of attention - from local police, FBI and right-wing legislators determined to protect the corporate right to exploit and pollute.
  506. Ross, Alexander Reid: It's here, and it's growing: the self-assembling Coalition of the Radical Left
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The progressive left is drawing together diverse strands that encompass the fight for social and racial justice, the right to work, health, clean air and fresh water, and our freedom to be alive and thrive on this our one planet.
  507. Ross, Alexander Reid: The KXL's Big Fail
    An Empty Victory

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The Keystone XL bill failed to pass Congress. The Big Fail marks a huge success for groups who have been struggling to expose the KXL for the dirty policy it represents. The actions taken on the day of the vote, including disrupting the Senate vote in the chamber and blocking Senators Bennet (D-Col.) and Carper (D-Del.) from leaving their offices, speak to the dedication and tirelessness of the movement to stop the pipeline.
  508. Ross, Alexander Reid: The New Face of the Radical Right? 
    Amerika's Would-be Pravy Sektor

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    In 2009, the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Political Research Associates agreed that Anarchist Nationalism "could become the new face of the radical right" in the USA. Attempting to mix subcultural anarchist mores with a cross-cutting class analysis that hinges on racial separatism and ancestral traditions, such as tribalism, Anarchist Nationalism demonstrate a worrying tendency of reactionaries to co-opt radical language in attempts to gain control over large popular fronts.
  509. Ross, Alice K; Serle, Jack: Most US drone strikes in Pakistan attack houses
    Drone strikes in Pakistan

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Domestic buildings have been hit by drone strikes more than any other type of target in the CIA’s 10-year campaign in the tribal regions of northern Pakistan, new research reveals.
  510. Ross, Andrew (ed.): No Sweat
    Fashion, Free Trade, and the Rights of Garment Workers

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1997   Published: 1999
    Surveys the chasm between the glamour of the catwalk and the squalor of the sweatshop.
  511. Ross, Benjamin; Amter, Steven: The Polluters
    The Making of Our Chemically Altered Environment

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2010
    Provides an account of the American chemical industry and its effect on the environment.
  512. Ross, David P. and Shillington, Richard: The Canadian Fact Book on Poverty 1989
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
  513. Ross, David P., Usher, Peter. J.: From the Roots Up
    Economic Development as if Community Mattered

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1986
  514. Ross, Heather Kathryn: Environmental racism in the US - black communities fight for justice
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Landfill sites, giant hog farms, incinerators and other 'bad neighbor' industries in the US tend to be situated in African American communities. The Environmental Protection Agency is legally obliged to prevent 'environmental racism', but from California to Michigan, low-income communities of color have been waiting years for it to take a stand. Now, backed by Earthjustice, they are forcing the issue - in the courts.
  515. Ross, Jack: Nonviolence for Elfin Spirits
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992
    Ross writes: "The title of this book is meant ot convey two things: all elves should learn to be nonviolent, and some nonviolent people should be elves.
  516. Ross, John: Chomsky in Mexico
    La Jornada at 25

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    September has been a big month for La Jornada. To celebrate its 25th birthday, the National Lottery offered a commemorative ticket as did the Mexico City Metro subway system, rare mainstream honors for a lefty rag, and notorious U.S. rabble rouser Noam Chomsky came to town to help cut the cake - along with Gabriel Garcia Marquez (a founding investor) and the much-lauded Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano. The Jornada was founded in 1984 by itinerant journalists who had bounced from one short-lived left periodical to the next.
  517. Ross, John: Legalize It!
    Why Decriminalization of Drugs Won't Get the 10,000 Ton Monkey Off of Mexico's Back

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Decriminalization is turning into a bonanza for Mexico City cops who have taken to carrying scales to weigh confiscated drugs and shaking down those "criminals" who exceed the decreed limits. Shaking down small-time users and dealers is nothing new in this the most corrupt, crime-ridden, and conflictive city in the western hemisphere. Indeed, crooked cops have been planting drugs on unwary citizens as long as cops have patrolled these mean streets.
  518. Ross, John: Murdered by Capitalism
    A Memoir of 150 Years of Life & Death on the American Left

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2004
    Much of this book is in the form of a fictional dialogue between two radicals discussing the political events of both of their lifetimes.
  519. Ross, John: The Next Mexican Revolution
    Don't Look Now, But It's Already Started

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    If this is to be the year of the next Mexican revolution, the time to move is now.
  520. Ross, Jonmarc: Off the Rails - The Rise and Fall of the Streetcar
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A history of the streetcar in the United States, beginning with the need for a modern, cost-efficient form of public transit, to its surging popularity, and ending with the General Motors conspiracy that sought to destroy rail-based public transit.
  521. Ross, Kristin; Goswami, Manu: The Meaning of the Paris Commune
    What can the Paris Commune offer to present struggles for emancipation?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Interview with Kristin Ross about her new book, Communal Luxury: The Political Imaginary of the Paris Commune.
  522. Ross, Mariam: UK 'aid' is financing a corporate scramble for Africa
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The corporate power-grab will be disastrous for the small-scale farmers who feed at least 70% of Africa's people.
  523. Ross, Marilyn and Tom: Marketing Your Books
    A Collection of Profit-Making Ideas for Authors and Publishers

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
  524. Ross, Marilyn and Tom: Marketing Your Books
    A collection of profit-making ideas for authors and publishers

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
  525. Ross, Rupert: Dancing With A Ghost
    Exploring Aboriginal Reality

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992   Published: 2006
    Ross examines the differences between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal world views as it relates to culture, justice and values.
  526. Ross, Sally; Deveau, Alphonse: The Acadians of Nova Scotia Past and Present
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992
    A study of Acadian history from the earliest days of French settlement to present-day Acadian communities.
  527. Ross, Sam: World Cup 2010: Showcase South Africa
    Against The Current vol. 132

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    September 15, 2007, marked the beginning of a 1,000-day countdown to the 2010 International Federation of Football Associations World Cup hosted by South Africa, the first African nation ever to host the event. President Thabo Mbeki calls the premier soccer tournament “a golden opportunity to showcase Africa to the world” and adds that the South African government is determined to “show that the African renaissance is upon us and Africa’s time has come.”
  528. Ross, Sherwood: Bradley Manning's Torture Commonplace In U.S. Prisons
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    The corrosive, solitary confinement being inflicted upon PFC Bradley Manning in the Quantico, Va., brig is no exceptional torture devised exclusively for him. Across the length and breadth of the Great American Prison State, the world's largest, with its 2.4-million captives stuffed into 5,000 overcrowded lock-ups, some 25,000 other inmates are suffering a like fate of sadistic isolation in so-called supermax prisons.
  529. Ross, Sherwood: PFC Bradley Manning, Patriot
    Why Manning was Within His Rights to Give Secrets to Wikileaks

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
  530. Ross, Stuart: Northern Ireland's Marching Season Crisis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1998
    IT IS DIFFICULT for those fortunate enough to live in more sophisticated communities to understand and appreciate the deep sense of fear, outrage and humiliation that marks these annual incursions into the little streets of this little town. . . .
    So begins an editorial which appeared in the Belfast-based Irish News a number of years ago.
  531. Ross, Tom & Marilyn: The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
  532. Ross, Tom & Marilyn: How-to-Make Big Profits Publishing City & Regional Books
    A Guide for Entrepreneurs, Writers and Publishers

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1986
  533. Ross, Val: You Can't Read This
    Forbidden Books, Lost Writing, Mistranslations, and Codes

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2006
    Written for children ages ten and up, You Can't Read This explores the development of alphabets, the decoding of ancient languages, and censorship in Ancient Rome and modern America.
  534. Rossini, Carolina: Copyright policies threaten internet use in Panama and Colombia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    After years of being one of the most progressive regions in the world in terms of balanced copyright policy, Latin America is unfortunately sliding into copyright maximalism, enacting increasingly restrictive copyright enforcement measures into their federal laws.
  535. Roszak, Theodore: The Dissenting Academy
    Resource Type: Book
  536. Roszak, Theodore: The Making of a Counter Culture
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1969
    Roszak examines some of the leading influences on the youthful counter culture of the late 1960s - Herbert Marcuse and Norman Brown, Allen Ginsberg and Alan Watts, Timothy Leary and Paul Goodman -- and shows how each has helped call into question the conventional scientific world view and in so doing has set about undermining the foundations of the technocracy.
  537. Roszak, Theodore: Where the Wasteland Ends
    Resource Type: Book
  538. Roth, Gary: Book Review: Eric Leif Davin, Crucible of Freedom: Workers' Democracy in the Industrial Heartland, 1914 - 1960 (2010)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Book review on Eric Leif Davin's Crucible of Freedom: Workers' Democracy in the Industrial Heartland 1914-1960.
  539. Roth, Gary: Book Review: Marixism without Marx: Recent Interpretations of the Economic Crisis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Paul Mattick’s, Business As Usual, and David McNally’s, Global Slump, each focuses on a single, primary aspect of Marx’s theory as a means to explain the current crisis. For Mattick, the point of entry into the economy is money; for McNally, it is competition. This propels them in very different directions, largely a function of how close to Marx they remain. Mattick’s book takes the form of an extended essay that warrants close reading. McNally’s lengthier treatment is both breezier and polemical.
  540. Roth, Gary: Wild Socialism: All Power to the Councils! (Review)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Review of Wild Socialism: Workers Councils in Revolutionary Berlin, 1918-1921 by Martin Comack (2012) and All Power to the Councils! A Documentary History of the German Revolution of 1918-1919 edited by Gabriel Kuhn (2012).
  541. Roth, Karl Heinz: Die "andere" Arbeiterbewegung und die Entwicklung der kapitalistischen Repression von 1880 bis zur Gegenwart
    Ein Beitrag zum Neuverständnis d. Klassengeschichte in Deutschland. Mit ausführl. Dokumentation zu Aufstandsbekämpfung, Werkschutz u.a.

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1976
  542. Roth, Natasha: Gunning for destruction in Gaza: 'You want to see people in pieces'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    36,000 artillery shells, tank shells, mortars, anti-tank missiles and munitions, alongside an ubiquitous use of armored bulldozers, razed streets and districts to the ground during last summer's Gaza war. According to a newly published Breaking the Silence report, this is exactly what the Israeli army wanted.
  543. Rothbard, Murray N.: The Massacre
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1982
    All other news, all other concerns, fade into insignificance beside the enormous horror of the massacre in Beirut. All humanity is outraged at the wanton slaughter of hundreds of men (mainly elderly), women, and children in the Palestinian refugee camps of Sabra and Shatila. The days of the massacre -- September 16 to 18 -- shall truly live in infamy.
  544. Rothchild, Alice: Climate Justice and Palestine: the New Intersectionality
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The repeated failures of international and governmental agencies to effectively deal with the disastrous changes that threaten the entire planet have sparked local indigenous and small farmer activism from Bolivia to Palestine.
  545. Rothenberg, Henry H.: Investor Beware
    Investigating Investments & Scams

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
  546. Rothenberg, James: The Persecution of Wikileaks
    Burning the Messenger

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    There is a landmark case, actually more of an affair, involving the US government and WikiLeaks, the online organization that provides anonymity for sources to leak information. The US feels it has leaked too much information about the wrong country, the US.
  547. Rothenberg, Mel: The NATO War and Its Aims
    Against The Current vol. 81

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1999
    A principled Left position must contain a strong, clear denunciation both of NATO's imperialist designs and of the brutal national oppression of the Kosovar Albanians by the Yugoslav regime. The ATC editors' position, "NATO's Road to War/Ruin," does this. However, it does not deal adequately with the arguments of the prowar, pro-NATO left, and it is this aspect I would like to comment on.
  548. Rothenberg, Mel: A Rejoinder: Strategy or Doctrine?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1999
    MIKE GOLDFIELD HAS presented above a succinct left critique of the popular front line of the Communist Party, both of its principles and of its practice. He echoes the accusations of James P. Cannon that in promoting this line the Communists diverted the working-class movement into the arms of the Democratic Party, thus fundamentally betraying both the class struggle and the Afro-American struggle.
  549. Rothery, Tina: Cuadrilla versus The Nanas - #IamTinaRothery
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Thanks to fracking company Cuadrilla, grandmother Tina Rothery will be in court tomorrow over a £55,000 'debt' imposed on her for joining a peaceful occupation of a fracking site in Lancashire. But as she explains, she can't pay, she won't pay, and even if she could pay, she wouldn't. Someone has to stand up to corporate vandalism and abuse of justice - and in this case, it's her, no matter what the consequences.
  550. Rothfeder, Jeffrey: Privacy For Sale
    How Computerization Has Made Everyone's Private Life an Open Secret

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992
  551. Rothschild, Alice: Broken Promises, Broken Dreams
    Stories of Jewish and Palestinian Trauma & Resistance

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2007
    Rothschild recounts her experiences in grappling with the reality of life in Israel, the complexity of Jewish Israeli attitudes and the hardhips of Palestinians living in the West Bank and Gaza.
  552. Rothschild, Leehee: Mkhuseli "Khusta" Jack and the Art of the Boycott
    27 Years Later, a South African Organizer Looks Back at a Tactic that Hastened the End of Apartheid

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    A key figure in organizing a consumer boycott was the young South African Mkhuseli (Khusta) Jack, who recently discussed his experiences in that campaign with students and professors assembled for the 2013 Narco News Authentic School of Journalism.
  553. Rothschild, Matthew: Rest in Peace Pete Seeger, A True Progressive Hero
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    In the wake of his death, a look back at Pete Seeger's music and activism.
  554. Rothstein, Al: After the interview
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1999
    What to do after being interviewed by a reporter.
  555. Rothstein, Al: Backing it Up
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1999
    If you say something in a media interview, make sure you can back it up.
  556. Rothstein, Al: How many spokespersons?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1998
    Speaking with one voice means your spokespersons should deliver the same message. It does not mean use only one spokesperson. If the news media representative knows your experts are available and reliable, you are more likely to be called and more importantly, to be believed.
  557. Rothstein, Al: How the Media Can Be Positive For Your Business
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2001
    If both you and the reporter benefit, the chances are you will do business with that reporter again, good business.
  558. Rothstein, Al: Involve Your Audience During TV Interviews
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2000
    People who are watching the news are usually doing something else as well, like washing clothes, eating dinner or helping the kids with homework. It's up to you to get their attention.
  559. Rothstein, Al: Off the Record
    Resource Type: Article
    The reporter always has the upper hand when you make an 'off-the-record' statement.
  560. Rothstein, Al: A Reporter's mindset
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1999
    Remember that reporters have a job to do. If you help the reporter, you are really helping yourself.
  561. Rothstein, Al: Watching the News
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2000
    Watching the news to learn what the media are interested in.
  562. Rotta, Thomas: Brazil 2013: Mass Demonstrations, the World Cup, and 500 Years of Oppression
    Bread, Circuses and Discontent

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Deep inequality lies in Brazil where the masses lack basic public goods. Billions of dollars being spent on the upcoming 2014 World Cup have triggered nation-wide mass demonstrations.
  563. Rouleau, Francois: The Corporate Web
    Resource Type: Website
    Information about the corporations which make political contributions to, and benefit from, the Harris Conservative government in Ontario.
  564. Rousseau, Jean Jacques: A Dissertation On the Origin and Foundation of The Inequality of Mankind and is it Authorised by Natural Law?
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1754
  565. Rousset, Pierre: People's struggles in Latin Asia & Philippines, colonial protests during the Spanish era
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    At the end of the nineteenth century, the Philippines was the first country in Asia to be liberated from colonial power. The first anti-colonial revolt against Spanish rule occurred from 1896 to 1898.
  566. Roussopoulos, Dimitrios: The City and Radical Social Change 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1982
    A collection of essays dealing with the dynamics of the new forces for social change in our urban milieu, discussing how new ideas are contributing to an urban insurgency which could lead to a new city and a new concept of citizenship.
  567. Roussopoulos, Dimitrios: Green Politics
    Agenda For a Free Society

    Resource Type: Book
    An international suvey of Green political parties, their programs and their progress toward setting up a society that is ecologically sustainable, economically viable and socially just.
  568. Roussopoulos, Dimitrios: The New Left in Canada
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1970
    A book of essays on the 1960s New Left in Canada, by members of the New Left.
  569. Roussopoulos, Dimitrios: Political Ideology
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1993
  570. Roussopoulos, Dimitrios (ed.): The Anarchist Papers 3
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
    A collection of essays about the history of anarchism.
  571. Roussopoulos, Dimitrios (ed.): The New Left at 40
    Legacy and Continuity

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2007
    A collection of memoirs and commentaries.
  572. Roussopoulos, Dimitrios; Benello, C. George: Participatory Democracy
    Prospects for Democratizing Democracy

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2008
    Twenty or more arguments for participatory democracy written contributors including Goerge Woodcock, Murray Bookchin, Gerry Hunnius, Colin Ward, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, and Don Calhoun.
  573. Rovics, David: The Ecoterrorist and me
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Marie Mason is five years into a 22-year sentence for participating in non-violent - but highly destructive - actions with the Earth Liberation Front. David Rovics met with her at the Carswell Federal Women's Prison in Fort Worth, Texas.
  574. Rovics, David: How to Light a Prairie Fire
    The Spell Can be Broken

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    If there's one thing I think many people need to understand, it is this: sustained mass movements rarely happen unless many of the participants believe they might win.
  575. Rovics, David: If I Can't Dance ....
    Why is the Left So Boring?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    Rovics asks, why is so much of the left in the US so attached to being so dreadfully boring? Why do so many people on the left apparently have no appreciation for the power and importance of culture? And when organizers, progressive media and others on the left do acknowledge culture, why is it usually kept on the sidelines?
  576. Rovics, David: The Pattern (Musically Annotated)
    From the Annals of Occupation

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The war of words heats up. Israeli and US leaders are all over the airwaves, saying Israel has a right to defend itself and that Hamas is responsible for all deaths on both sides. The news organizations feel they have to have some reporters in Gaza for a change. They keep trying to spin the news in Israel’s favour, but once they’re showing even a little bit of the reality on the ground, it all starts looking really bad for the Israelis with each new dead Palestinian child buried beneath the rubble.
  577. Rovics, David: Through the Labyrinth of Steel Doors
    A Weekend in Texas

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Visiting a friend in a Texas prison.
  578. Rowan, David: Animal Crackers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1992
  579. Rowbotham, Sheila: Feminism and Rescue Work
    Chapter 10 of Hidden from History. 300 Years of Women's Oppression and the Fight Against It

    Resource Type: Article
  580. Rowbotham, Sheila: Feminism in the Radical and Early Socialist Movement
    Chapter 8 of Hidden from History. 300 Years of Women's Oppression and the Fight Against It

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1973   Published: 1975
    There existed a strong minority tradition in radicalism which questioned the whole social and sexual position of women.
  581. Rowbotham, Sheila: Middle-Class Women Begin to Organise
    Chapter 9 of Hidden from History. 300 Years of Women's Oppression and the Fight Against It

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1973   Published: 1975
  582. Rowbotham, Sheila: The Position of Working-Class Women in the Nineteenth Century
    Chapter 11 of Hidden from History. 300 Years of Women's Oppression and the Fight Against It

    Resource Type: Article
    Capitalism broke down the old forms of social relations both at work and between men and women in the family. Middle-class women found themselves cut off from production and economically dependent on a man: working-class women were forced into the factory and became wage-labourers.
  583. Rowbotham, Sheila: Socialism, the Family and Sexuality
    Chapter 13 of Hidden from History. 300 Years of Women's Oppression and the Fight Against It

    Resource Type: Article
  584. Rowbotham, Sheila: Woman's Consciousness, Man's World 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1973
    The cultural and economic liberation of women is inseparable from the creation of a society in which all people no longer have their lives stolen from them, and in which the conditions of their production and reproduction will no longer be distorted or held back by the subordination of sex, race, or class.
  585. Rowbotham, Sheila: Women and Trade Unions
    Chapter 12 of Hidden from History. 300 Years of Women's Oppression and the Fight Against It

    Resource Type: Article
  586. Rowbotham, Sheila: Women, Resistance and Revolution 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1972   Published: 1974
    A wide-ranging survey of the roots of inequality and of the long but sporadic struggles to covercome it. Her narrative extends from the seventeenth century to present-day (1970s) Vietnam, showing how certain women have struggled, in both revolutionary and repressive situations, to achieve liberation.
  587. Rowbotham, Sheila: Women's Liberation and Revolution
    A Bibliography

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1972   Published: 1973
  588. Rowbotham, Sheila; Segal, Lynne; Wainright, Hilary: Beyond the Fragments 
    Feminism and the Making of Socialism

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1979   Published: 1980
    A call for various fractions of the left to unite and work for a socialism through grass-roots activism.
  589. Rowbothan, Sheila; Weeks, Jeffrey: Socialism and the New Life
    The Personal and Sexual Politics of Edward Carpenter and Havelock Ellis

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1977
  590. Rowe, Jonathan: Is the Corporation Obsolete?
    Corporate irresponsibility? Predatory behavior? Blame the charter--and rewrite it

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2001
    The more pervasive the corporation becomes, the less we seem to notice. It's just the way things are, the new normal, and rapidly it is becoming the norm for the entire world.
  591. Roy, Arundhati: The Algebra of Infinite Justice 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2001
    This book brings together all of Arundhati Roy's political writings so far.
  592. Roy, Arundhati: Arundhati Roy on Obama's Wars, India and Why Democracy Is "The Biggest Scam in the World"
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2010
    Indian writer and activist Arundhati Roy on President Obama, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, India and Kashmir and much more. Roy also talks about her journey deep into the forests of central India to report on the Maoist insurgency.
  593. Roy, Arundhati: The Cost of Living 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1999
    Roy takes on two of the great illusions of India's progress: the massive dam projects that have displaced millions, and the development of India's nuclear weapons. Roy peels away the mask of democracy and prosperity to show the true costs hidden beneath.
  594. Roy, Arundhati: The God of Small Things 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1997   Published: 1998
    A novel.
  595. Roy, Arundhati: The Trickledown Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    The first step towards re-imagining a world gone terribly wrong would be to stop the annihilation of those who have a different imagination - an imagination that is outside of capitalism as well as communism. An imagination which has an altogether different understanding of what constitutes happiness and fulfillment. To gain this philosophical space, it is necessary to concede some physical space for the survival of those who may look like the keepers of our past, but who may really be the guides to our future.
  596. Roy, Jean-Hugues ; Weston, Brendan (Editors): Montreal
    A Citizen's Guide to Politics

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
    In 1986, The Montreal Citizens' Movement (MCM) were elected at City Hall defeating the Drapeau Administration. In this collection of articles, every aspect of reform under the MCM Administration is scrutinized: Employment, Housing and Planning, Ecology, Crime, Relations between ethnic groups, Public Transportation and Public Health.
  597. Roy, Jean-Hugues and Weston, Brendan (eds.): Montreal
    A Citizen's Guide to Politics

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
  598. Roy, M.N.: Anti-Imperialist Struggle in India
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1923
  599. Roy, M.N.: Roy, M.N. - Writings - Index
    Resource Type: Article
    Writings of M.N. Roy (1887-1954).
  600. Royle, Camilla: Dialectics, nature and the dialectics of nature
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Based on Frederick Engel's Dialectics of Nature, Camilla Royle's article asks if nature can be understood dialectically.
  601. Royle, Camilla: Marxism and the Anthropocene
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    As you read this article every breath you take in contains about 400 parts per million (ppm) of carbon dioxide, around a third more than your great grandparents breathed 100 years ago. As well as leading to potentially catastrophic global warming, carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has changed the way plants photosynthesise and has also made seas and lakes more acidic, more so than they have been for the last 800,000 years. The effect human activity is having in the world is on such a huge scale that, for a growing number of thinkers, Earth has entered a new geological epoch defined by human activity. Using the Greek word Anthropos (human) they propose to name this epoch the Anthropocene.
  602. Rozmyslowicz, Marta: Fighting fracking in Poland: the farmers resistance movement
    An improverished farming community in Zurawlow is using creative tactics to stop Chevron's shale gas plans

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    When Chevron arrived in Zurawlów, a small village in Poland's rural Grabowiec county, it was like a UFO landing in the open wheat fields. In June last year a high-tech surveillance caravan appeared in the village to stake the firm's claim to the shale gas below.
  603. Rozovosky, Lorne E.: The Canadian Patients Book of Rights
    A Consumer's Guide to Canadian Health Law

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1994
  604. Rozworski, Michael: Beware of Basic Income
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Wouldn't it be great to get a cheque every month just for being you? This is the sweet, fuzzy vision the Ontario and federal Liberals are counting on to sell their latest idea, a basic income. Just this year, the Ontario government laid the groundwork for a pilot project to test the idea. Any actual large-scale program is far off into the future, however, and that's a good thing. We need to take a hard look at the idea, especially in Liberal clothing.
  605. Rozworski, Michael: Climate and competitiveness in the tar sands
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Anytime the oil barons and baronesses are smiling for the cameras with NGOs and politicians, we should at least be interested, if not outright worried. Was the release of Alberta’s new climate change strategy just an occasion for the oil execs to ham it up for the cameras pretending all is well or do they have truly something to be smiling about?
  606. Rozworski, Michael: Uber and the Luddites
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The fight against the sharing economy, and Uber in particular, can be disorienting. Opposition is often painted as techno-phobia. The good guys in this story are Uber and progress; on the other side are opponents afraid of flexibility and smartphones, kicking and screaming against a future already here. In many ways, this is like the fight of the Luddites (machine smashers) 200 years ago at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution. While the Luddites were fighting the way technology was used to further exploit rather than liberate workers, they were and are misrepresented as simply afraid of and opposed to technology.
  607. Rozworski, Michal: How Not To Fund Infrastructure
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Recycling is supposed to be a good thing, so when the federal Liberals quietly announced that "asset recycling" would be part of their strategy for meeting their much-ballyhooed infrastructure promises, not many eyebrows were raised. They should have been. Asset recycling is an obscure code word for selling our public goods for private profit. It's privatization by another name.
    Don't have the taxes to pay for new buses? It's okay, you can sell your electricity utility to pay for them instead. In fact, this is precisely what the Ontario Liberal government is doing. Already 30 per cent of the profitable Hydro One have been sold and another 30 per cent will be sold before 2018. A public Hydro One could more directly fight climate change, lower energy costs for the poor or work with First Nations on whose lands generation often happens. A private Hydro becomes an instrument for profit first with other goals secondary.
    What the Liberals have started in Ontario will soon be rolled out across Canada. Here are the problems with these schemes.
  608. RS: Boom and Bust... Literally
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The richest country in the world is faced with literal “boom”—in the form of exploding sections of electric, gas and steam systems—and “bust”—in the form of collapsing roads and bridges—on a widespread and regular basis.
  609. RS: Reports from the Occupy Wall Street Events of Mid-November
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
  610. rs21: Climate change: It's going to take a revolution 
    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 2015
    A new video by Suhail Ilyas: The growing strength of the climate movement around the world gives us great hope, but it's going to take a revolution to make the world inhabitable for future generations.
  611. RT: Maple syrup farmers lose fight against fracking pipeline
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A family of maple syrup farmers in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania cannot stop their trees being cut down to make way for a new fracking pipeline project owned by billion dollar oil companies, a federal judge ruled Friday. The Holleran family opposes the seizure of their maple grove to make way for the new 124-mile-long Constitution Pipeline. The group faced contempt of court charges for obstructing tree cutting on their property.
  612. Ruane, Martin: Anthroplogy and the Machine
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1997
    The first Teach-In against the Vietnam war, held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in March 1965, proved the ideal solution, an event that was at the same time an exercise in learning and a political protest. Its success was to spur a widespread series of similar events, bringing the anti-war message and the realities of U.S. "counter-insurgency" in Vietnam to other campuses. It was not entirely surprising that one of the most innovative and effective strategies for opposing U.S. crimes in Vietnam was initiated by anthropologists. In a discipline sensitive to the problems facing peasant populations due to colonialism and the spread of western market interests, it was particularly difficult to accept at face value the rhetoric of U.S. geopolitical posturing.
  613. Rubel, Maximilien: The ethical work of Karl Marx
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1982
    If ethics is taken to be, on the one hand, the negation of bourgeois ideology and morality and, on the other, as the intellectual and practical anticipation of the humanist values which are to govern relations among individuals in a world community freed from today's dominant alienating institutions (economic, political, ideological, etc.), then the work of Karl Marx may consequently be understood as an ethical act.
  614. Rubel, Maximilien: The Legend of Marx, or 'Engels the founder'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1970
  615. Rubel, Maximilien: Marx, theoretician of anarchism 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1973
    Under the name communism, Marx developed a theory of anarchism; and further, in fact it was he who was the first to provide a rational basis for the anarchist utopia and to put forward a project for achieving it.
  616. Rubel, Maximillien: Rubel, Maximillien - Writings - Index
    Resource Type: Article
    Writings of Maximillien Rubel (1905-1996).
  617. Rubin, Gayle: Samois
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    A history of Samois, the first public organization devoted to lesbian sadomasochism and a key player in the early phases of the feminist "sex wars".
  618. Rubin, I. I.: Abstract Labour and Value in Marx's System
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1927   Published: 1978
    The lecture develops one of the main themes of Rubin's Essays on Marx's Theory of Value, thus providing a useful introduction to the latter work, while developing beyond it in important respects. The lecture aims to bring out more clearly than had the Essays the distinction between the social commensurability of labour that is characteristic of any society that is based on the division of labour, and the specific form in which this commensuration is achieved in capitalist society, the form of abstract labour.
  619. Rubin, Isaak Illich: Rubin, Isaak Illich - Writings - Index
    Resource Type: Article
    Writings of Isaak Illich Rubin (1886-1937).
  620. Rubin, Issak Illich: Essays on Marx's Theory of Value
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1928   Published: 1972
    A discussion of concepts at the root of Marxism: the theory of value and commodity fetishism.
  621. Rubin, Jerry: Do It
    Scenarios of the Revolution

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1970
  622. Rubin, Jerry: We Are Everywhere
    Resource Type: Book
  623. Rubin, Lillian B.: Families on the Faultline
    America's Working Class Speaks About the Family, The Economy, Race, and Ethnicity

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1994
  624. Rubin, Mike: California Greens Advance: The Camejo and Chretien Campaigns
    Against The Current vol. 124

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    In California the Green Party is changing both in its social composition and in its political diversity. The party's support for immigrants' rights, especially around the issue of state driver's licenses, has won the party growing support among Latinos. Leading activists such as Nativo Lopez, Chair of the Mexican American Political Association (MAPA), and Miguel Araujo, from Centro Azteca, have come into the Green Party.
  625. Rubin, Norman: The Perils of Probabilities
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1979
    A list of issues with report 1149 of the Atomic Energy Control Board regarding safety and liscencing of nuclear energy stations.
  626. Rubinstein, Annette T.: Schools Against Children
    Resource Type: Book
  627. Ruby, Clayton; Nader R.,Hasan: Bill C-51: A Legal Primer
    Overly broad and unnecessary anti-terrorism reforms could criminalize free speech

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Bill C-51, the Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015, would expand the powers of Canada's spy agency, allowing Canadians to be arrested on mere suspicion of future criminal activity.
  628. Rudd, Mark: Underground: My Life with SDS and the Weathermen
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2009
    Mark Rudd recalls his personal journey from idealistic freshman to student radical to the Weather Underground. He says: "It's about good organizing (Columbia), leading to worse (Weatherman), leading to horrible (the Weather Underground). I hope it's useful to contemporary organizers, as they contemplate how to build the coming mass movement(s)."
  629. Rudd, Mark: What It Takes to Build a Movement 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Activism = self-expression; organizing = movement-building.
  630. Rude, George: Paris and London in the 18th Century
    Studies in Popular Protest

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1952   Published: 1970
    Articles relating to popular protests and revolts breaking out in Paris and London during the eighteenth century.
  631. Ruder, Eric: The story of the GI coffeehouses
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    Examining the rise of the GI coffeehouse movement--during the Vietnam War and again today in protest of the war on Iraq.
  632. Rudmin, Floyd: Bordering On Aggression
    Evidence of U.S. Military Preparations Against Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1993
  633. Rudolfsky, Bernard: The Unfashionable Human Body 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1973
    A discussion of apparel, in the broadest sense of the word, and how it has reflected and shaped attitudes to the human body.
  634. Rudolph, Jeffrey: Can You Pass The US Christian Right Quiz?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
  635. Ruebner, Josh: Support the New Freedom Riders
    End US Support for Israeli Apartheid

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Palestinian Freedom Riders are seeking their rights to be treated as equal human beings free to move about in their own land.
  636. Ruebsaat, Gisela: The First Freedom
    Freedom on Conscience and Religion in Canada (Second editon)

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
  637. Ruff, Allen: AIPAC: Israel's U.S. Spy Den
    Against The Current vol. 113

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    The socialist Left must remain clear in its avoidance of a conspiratorial view of history. The entire U.S. political spectrum in the aftermath of the 2000 election, and especially since 9/11, has been awash with conspiracy theories. With deep roots in our political culture, ahistorical conspiratorial views of the workings of the world, devoid of any class understanding or a structural and institutional analysis of what we live in, come bubbling to the surface, especially during times of "national crisis."
  638. Ruff, Allen: Exploring Imperial Pathologies
    Against The Current vol. 154

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    The historical analysis of imperialism as a system of domination and subordination, of colonizer and colonized, of the “developed world” or global North over the “underdeveloped” global South, maintained for the benefit of the “imperial center” or “metropol” continues to evolve. Several recent studies focusing on the distortions, indeed the social and political pathologies inherent in the system, help to deepen our grasp of U.S. imperialism as something far greater and more complex than a system of economic and political relations.
  639. Ruff, Allen: Forging the Capital Security State
    Book Review of Panitch and Gindin's "The Making of Global Capitalism"

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    "The Making of Global Capitalism" recounts how the United States came to rule and continues as the primary architect, coordinator and essential guarantor of the present empire of capital.
  640. Ruff, Allen: Obama and the Empire
    Against The Current vol. 136

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    As Barack Obama’s campaign shifted focus to battle John McCain following his victory over Hillary Clinton, various observers began to suggest that Obama had begun to “move to the center” in order to get elected. Supporters explained that shift as a necessary pragmatic step; others, airing varied degrees of disappointment, went so far as to suggest that he had somehow “lurched to the right.”
  641. Ruff, Allen: Obama's Imperial Continuity
    Against The Current vol. 146

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Despite the rhetoric of hope and promises of “change we can believe in” that ushered him into the White House, Barack Obama has offered anything but a marked shift in the fundamental course of U.S. foreign policy. The change Obama has brought — to the relief of U.S. and global elites — is away from the George W. Bush-era fantasy that U.S. military firepower and ideological muscle could unilaterally dominate the globe. But his underlying policy goals are very much in continuity not only with Bush but with a century of his predecessors.
  642. Ruff, Allen: Shaping 20th Century America
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Stating that "The world must be made safe for democracy,” president Woodrow Wilson asked Congress for a declaration of war against Germany on April 2, 1917. The United States formally entered World War I four days later.
  643. Ruff, Allen: U.S. & Israel: Dog Wags Tail Wags Dog
    Against The Current vol. 138

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    A tremendous amount of ink and energy has been expended interpreting the “special relationship” between the United States and Israel. The debate over Israel’s influence on U.S. Middle East policy has engaged critics across the political and ideological spectrum. While some have long questioned the reasons for the unparalleled U.S. military and economic support bestowed on the “Jewish state,” the debates over Israel’s influence on U.S. foreign policy have increased dramatically in the wake of Bush administration military responses to September 11th.
  644. Ruff, Allen: A War Plan Scuttled?
    Against The Current vol. 133

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    As the Bush era draws to a close, there been increasing speculation on whether or not the United States will attack Iran. Spurred by the posturing and rhetoric coming from the White House and a subservient media, much of that discussion has narrowly focused on Iran potential nuclear threat and the character of the current administrations in Washington and Tehran.
  645. Ruff, Allen: What the Mainstream Misses: Observations on the Ukraine Crisis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Observations on the Ukraine events of February-March 2014 leading to the overthrow of President Viktor Yanukovych.
  646. Ruff, Allen: A Wisconsin Idea Resurgent
    Against The Current vol. 158

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    More than a year has passed since the mass protests of February-March 2011, at Madison and elsewhere across Wisconsin, erupted in response to Republican Governor Scott Walker’s effort to bust the state’s public employee unions.
  647. Ruggiero, Greg: Toward a Literacy of Rebellion
    Compañeros of the Word

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The words dignity, dream, democracy, justice, struggle and liberty are among those central to the Zapatista vision, but perhaps it is the word compañero, the building block of the community and the organization, that holds and contains all of these other words in it.
  648. Rugh, Peter: Scientists Protest Canada's War on Science
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The Harper government is closing libraries, trashing documents and firing thousands of scientists — while handing out billions in subsidies to oil companies.
  649. Rugh, Peter: Subversive Nun’s Sophisticated Plot to Incite Peace
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    83-year-old Catholic nun Megan Rice is facing 20 years in prison for breaking into the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tenn.
  650. Ruhle, Otto: From the Bourgeois to the Proletarian Revolution 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1924   Published: 1974
    Parliaments are becoming increasingly empty trappings: the parties are collapsing, destroying one another, and losing their political credibility: the trade unions are changing into ruins. The breakdown of this organisational and political system all along the line is inevitable.
  651. Ruhle, Otto: Karl Marx: His Life and Works
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1928   Published: 1943
    Therewith our appraisement of Marx's personality has likewise been profoundly modified. Whereas persons of the last generation, in view of the opposing nature of their interests, reflected in their ideology, looked upon Marx either as a criminal disturber of the peace and a devil, or else as a saint and as an infallible pope-those of our own generation can admit him to have been a man equipped both with human weaknesses and with human strengths, both with human vices and with human virtues. We are, indeed, compelled to regard him thus, unless we would refuse to apply the materialist interpretation of history to individuals as well as to general processes. Marx had to be an obstinate, pig-headed, intolerant thinker and investigator; had to regard other people's opinions with suspicion; had to be hostile towards every alien trend; had to be cantankerous, dictatorial, fanatically obsessed with the rightness of his own convictions, fiercely opposed to any deviations from, any falsifications of, his ideas. He had to concentrate his genius, his understanding, his creative energy, for decade after decade, upon this one point, upon this one scientific task; had to neglect his calling, his family, his livelihood, his friends.
  652. Ruhle, Otto: Report from Moscow from Otto Ruhle
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1920
    The Russian tactic is the tactic of authoritarian organisation. It has been so consistently developed and in the end carried to extremes, by the Bolsheviks to the fundamental principle of centralism that it has led to over-centralism... Centralism is the organisational principle of the bourgeois-capitalist age. With it the bourgeois state and the capitalist economy can be built up. Not however the proletarian state and the socialist economy. They demand the council system. For the KAPD - contrary to Moscow - the revolution is no party matter, the party no authoritarian organisation from the top down, the leader no military chief, the masses no army condemned to blind obedience, the dictatorship no despotism of a ruling clique; communism no springboard for the rise of a new Soviet bourgeoisie.
  653. Ruitenbeck, Nendrick M. (ed.): Going Crazy
    The Radical Therapy of R.D. Laing and Others

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1972
  654. Ruiz, Carmelo: Richard Levins: Scientist, Activist and Friend
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    American scientist Richard Levins, philosopher of science, titan of ecology, forebear of agroecology, renowned authority on the social and ecological dimensions of disease, and friend of Puerto Rico, has passed away.
  655. Ruiz, Carmelo: The Sixteenth Puerto Rican Political Prisoner: The Case of José Solís
    Against The Current vol. 81

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1999
    On Friday, March 12, 1999, a new name was added to the list of fifteen Puerto Rican political prisoners currently held in American jails: José Solís Jordán. That day, a federal jury in Chicago found Solís, a professor at the University of Puerto Rico and father of five, guilty of bombing a U.S. Army recruitment office in that city in 1992. No one was killed or hurt in the bombing.
  656. Ruiz-Marrero, Carmelo: Organic and Beyond
    Friendship, Solidarity and Patriotism

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Organic is not enough. Organic will be an effective proposal for change only to the extent that it is integrated into the local and global movements that carry on the fight for food sovereignty, climate justice, ecological debt, women's rights and labor organizing; and against enclosures of common goods.
  657. Ruiz-Marrero, Carmelo: Toward the Agro-Police State
    You’ll Need an iPad if You Want to be a Farmer

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The main problem with precision agriculture -- and the hype that surrounds it -- is the faulty assumptions that it rests on. The problems of agriculture are not caused by a lack of technology, or even by a lack of productivity (overproduction has as a matter of fact been a more frequent problem for farmers). The root problems are political and economic in nature.
  658. Rupert, Bob: Hanging On: Native media are surviving
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1992
    Native media are struggling to survice.
  659. Rush, Elizabeth: How not to grow a new town
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    For years the governments of Peru, and the municipality of Lima, had a working deal with rural migrants who flocked to the city: we'll plan the place, you build it, amenities will arrive. Then came the cheap neoliberal substitute of granting land titles -- and the speculation began.
  660. Ruskin, Gary: Spooky Business: Corporate Espionage Against Nonprofit Organizations
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    This report is an effort to document something about corporate espionage against nonprofit organizations. Law enforcement should prioritize investigating and prosecuting corporate espionage against nonprofits.
  661. Russel, Kyle (Director): Justice for All?
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2009
    An informative short on how Legal Aid fails low-income workers in BC.
  662. Russell, Bertrand: Am I An Atheist Or An Agnostic?
    Resource Type: Article
  663. Russell, Bertrand: The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell - Volume I
    Resource Type: Book
  664. Russell, Bertrand: The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell - Volume II
    Resource Type: Book
  665. Russell, Bertrand: The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell - Volume III
    Resource Type: Book
  666. Russell, Bertrand: Bertrand Russell's Last Message
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1970
    No people anywhere in the world would accept being expelled en masse from their own country; how can anyone require the people of Palestine to accept a punishment which nobody else would tolerate?
  667. Russell, Bertrand: The Conquest of Happiness
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1930   Published: 1965
  668. Russell, Bertrand: Has Religion Made Useful Contributions to Civilization?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1930
    Bertrand Russell's 1930 critique of religious morality and metaphysics.
  669. Russell, Bertrand: In Praise of Idleness 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1932
    More leisure, not work, will benefit civilization. Modern organization and technology makes a four hour work day possible for leisure to be distributed to everyone.
  670. Russell, Bertrand: Legitimacy Versus Industrialism
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1934   Published: 1965
  671. Russell, Bertrand: On Education
    Especially in Early Childhood

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1926   Published: 1960
  672. Russell, Bertrand: Political Ideals
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1917   Published: 1963
    Russell argues that the aim of political institutions is to make the lives of individuals as good as possible through the cultivation of the individual's creative impulses.
  673. Russell, Bertrand: Power
    Resource Type: Book
  674. Russell, Bertrand: Practice and Theory of Bolshevism
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1920   Published: 1962
  675. Russell, Bertrand: Roads to Freedom
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1918   Published: 1966
    The attempt to conceive imaginatively a better ordering of human society than the destructive and cruel chaos in which mankind has hitherto existed is by no means modern: it is at least as old as Plato.
  676. Russell, Bertrand: Sceptical Essays
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1960
  677. Russell, Bertrand: Theory of Knowledge
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1926
  678. Russell, Bertrand: Unarmed Victory
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1963
  679. Russell, Bertrand: Unpopular Essays
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1950   Published: 1969
    A collection of essays that argues against dogmatic beliefs in politics, philosophy and other related topics.
  680. Russell, Bertrand: War Crimes in Vietnam
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1967
  681. Russell, Bertrand: Why I am not a Christian and other Essays
    Resource Type: Book
  682. Russell, Bertrand; Einstein, Albert: Russell-Einstein Manifesto
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1955
    We have to learn to think in a new way. We have to learn to ask ourselves, not what steps can be taken to give military victory to whatever group we prefer, for there no longer are such steps; the question we have to ask ourselves is: what steps can be taken to prevent a military contest of which the issue must be disastrous to all parties?
  683. Russell, Bertrand; Griffin, Nicholas: The Selected Letters of Bertrand Russell
    Vol 1: The Private Years

    Resource Type: Book
  684. Russell, Craig: On the Clock
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2003
    What happens to people when they become speeded up and hyper-sensitive to the passing of time? Think, for example, of how the pace of life has increased over the past 100 years. We don't believe anything should take any time at all. Five minutes is too long. We travel now by automobiles or airplanes, covering in hours what once took days. "News" comes instantaneously from around the world - live (and carefully crafted) pictures from both Washington and Baghdad. Our culture has conditioned us to think of speed as improvement, as advancement, as progress, but nothing comes without cost.
  685. Russell, John (ed.): Liberties
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
    Aside from the subject of civil liberties itself, the book addresses the civil libertarian approach to such issues as censorship and freedom of speech, victimless crimes, and police powers. Specific articles target AIDS testing, legal aid, drug use, and psychological testing by employers.
  686. Russell, Joshua Kahn; D'Arcy, Stephen; Weis, Tony; Black, Toban: A Line in the Tar Sands
    Struggles for Environmental Justice

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
    The fight over the tar sands in North America is among the epic environmental and social justice battles of our time, and one of the first that has managed to quite explicitly marry concern for frontline communities and immediate local hazards with fear for the future of the entire planet.
  687. Russo, Aaron (director): America: From Freedom to Fascism
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2006
    An attack on the erosion of civil liberties in the United States.
  688. Russo, Tim: Zapatista March
    The Deafening Silence of Resurgence

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The voiceless and the faceless are saying listen up! There is a forgotten Mexico here, a Mexico that is starving and disparate and the march, a silent march is an emblematic message in and of itself.
  689. Rutherford, Paul: Weapons of Mass Persuasion
    Marketing the War Against Iraq

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2004
    Rutherford, an academic and media critic at the University of Toronto, tries to show how the marketing campaign for the war against Iraq was constructed and carried out with the aid of a compliant media.
  690. Rutherford, Ward: Hitler's Propaganda Machine
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1978
  691. Ryan, Howard: Blocking Progress 
    Consensus Decision Making In The Anti-Nuclear Movement

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1983
    Howard Ryan maintains that consensus is wrong in principle and in practice: "The problem is not so much that individuals are being irresponsible or somehow abusing the consensus process. The problem lies in giving individuals that kind of power in the first place. Consensus turns majority rule into minority rule. That's not democracy."
  692. Ryan, Howard: Critique of Nonviolent Politics 
    From Mahatma Gandhi to the Anti-Nuclear Movement

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1984   Published: 2002
    Ryan accepts that sometimes nonviolence can be effective, but says that sometimes it is not: "a principled insistence on nonviolence can in some circumstances be dangerous to progressive social movements." He says that nonviolence theory "is troubled by moral dogma and mechanical logic."
  693. Ryan, Judith Hoegg: Coal in Our Blood
    200 Years of coal mining in Nova Scotia's Pictou County

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992
    An account of the coal mining community of Pictou County, Nova Scotia.
  694. Ryan, Orla: Chocolate Nations
    Living and Dying for Cocoa in West Africa

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2011
    Speculation, pests, political corruption, taxation, land rights, civil war and the IMF are forces at play in this investigation of cocoa agriculture and export in West Africa.
  695. Ryan, Ramor: Paid Off in Passion: The Life Lessons of John Ross's Rebel Reporting
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A book review of Rebel Reporting, written by Cristalyne Bell and Norman Stockwell.
  696. Ryan, Ramor: Zapatista women explain things
    A review of Compañeras: Zapatista Women's Stories by Hilary Klein (Seven Stories, 2015)

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
  697. Ryan, Tim, Case, Patricia J.: Whole Again Resource Guide
    1986/1987 Edition. A Periodical and Resource Directory.

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1986
    "Practical compendium of tools and resoucres for people-saving, planet-saving alternatives. It is a directory of periodicals, sourcebooks, directories and bibliographies.
  698. Rybakov, Anatoly: Children of the Arbat
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
    Recounts the era in the Soviet Union of the build-up to the Congress of the Victors, the early years of the second Five Year Plan and the circumstances of the murder of Sergey Kirov prior to the beginning of the Great Purge.
  699. Ryder, Grainne: James Bay Development Will Cause Cultural Genocide, Cree Chief Says
    Resource Type: Article
    Quebec's James Bay hydroelectric plant construction could be disastrous for the Cree.
  700. Ryerson, Stanley B.: The Founding of Canada
    Beginnings to 1815

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1963
  701. Ryerson, Stanley B.: Unequal Union 
    Confederation and the Roots of Conflict in the Canadas, 1815 - 1873

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1968
    Ryerson examines the connection between the social and the national in Canadian history.
  702. Rühle, Otto: Karl Marxs Capital
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1939
    Otto Rühle's abridged version of Volume One of Das Capital. First published undeer the title "Living Thoughts of Karl Marx".
  703. Rühle, Otto: The Revolution Is Not A Party Affair
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1920
    The revolution is not a party affair. The three social-democratic parties (SPD, USPD, KPD) are so foolish as to consider the revolution as their own party affair and to proclaim the victory of the revolution as their party goal. The revolution is the political and economic affair of the totality of the proletarian class. Only the proletariat as a class can lead the revolution to victory. Everything else is superstition, demagogy and political chicanery.
  704. Rühle, Otto: Rühle, Otto - Writings - Index
    Resource Type: Article
    Writings of Otto Rühle (1874-1943).
  705. Rühle, Otto: The Struggle Against Fascism Begins with the Struggle Against Bolshevism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1939
    Russia must be placed first among the new totalitarian states. It was the first to adopt the new state principle. It went furthest in its application. It was the first to establish a constitutional dictatorship, together with the political and administrative terror system which goes with it. Adopting all the features of the total state, it thus became the model for those other countries which were forced to do away with the democratic state system and to change to dictatorial rule. Russia was the example for fascism. There is an unbridgeable opposition between bolshevism and socialism. Nationalism, authoritarianism, centralism, leader dictatorship, power policies, terror-rule, mechanistic dynamics, inability to socialize-all these essential characteristics of fascism were and are existing in bolshevism.
  706. Ryle, Gerard: The extraordinary range of people using offshore hideaways
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Secret records obtained by ICIJ represent the biggest stockpile of inside information about the offshore system ever obtained by a media organisation, and lay bare an extraordinary range of people using offshore hideaways. The leaks illustrate how offshore financial secrecy has aggressively spread around the globe.
  707. Ryle, Gerard; Fitzgibbon, Will: Banking Giant HSBC Sheltered Murky Cash Linked to Dictators and Arms Dealers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Team of journalists from 45 countries unearths secret bank accounts maintained for criminals, traffickers, tax dodgers, politicians and celebrities. Secret documents reveal that global banking giant HSBC profited from doing business with arms dealers who channeled mortar bombs to child soldiers in Africa, bag men for Third World dictators, traffickers in blood diamonds and other international outlaws.
  708. Ryle, Mads: Classic Book: Frankenstein
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    A look at the continuing relevance of Mary Shelley's classic to debates about science, technology and nature today.
  709. Rylel, Sarah: The NYPD Is Kicking People out of Their Homes, Even If They Haven't Committed a Crime
    And it's happening almost exclusively in minority neighborhoods.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The morning of May 4, 2011, Jameelah El-Shabazz watched out the window of her Bronx apartment as a team of police officers fanned across the rooftop of Banana Kelly High School. The 43-year-old mother of five said she didn’t think much of the scene -- drug raids were common in her neighbourhood.
  710. Rynard, Su: The Messenger
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2015
    Documentary. A powerful reflection and intimate investigation that reaches from the northern point of the Boreal Forest to the base of Turkey's Mount Ararat to the urban streets of New York. As songbirds take flight and fight to survive in our changing world, The MESSENGER delivers a visually thrilling ode to the beauty and importance of these imperiled creatures.