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  1. Uaid, Liam Mac: British Labour Today
    Against The Current vol. 111

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    The glory days of the British Labour Party are long behind it. Labour won the 1945 General Election and used the next six years in office to nationalize the Bank of England, the railway network, electricity, the steel industry and road transport.
  2. Uechi, Jenny: Fake grassroots advocacy part of TransCanada's plan to silence Energy East critics
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Documents show plans to "pressure" pipeline critics by working with third parties and industry-funded grassroots advocacy groups in favour of Energy East.
  3. Uechi, Jenny: Kinder Morgan's $136 million pipeline 'war chest' to be paid by Canadians
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    In what an economist calls an "unfair" decision, the National Energy Board has allowed Kinder Morgan to build a $136 million 'war chest' to fund its Trans Mountain pipeline expansion application through shipping surcharges. The charge, called a "firm service fee", allows Texas-based pipeline company Kinder Morgan to offload the cost of the pipeline application to Canadian shippers.
  4. UFCW Canada (Director): Vincenzo Pietropaolo: Witness to the Harvest Pilgrims
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2009
    Vincenzo Pietropaolo has documented the story of Mexican migrant workers over a number of years. This is a brief look into that story.
  5. Uhl, Michael: Resisting Agent Orange
    Against The Current vol. 149

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Following an early April round of visits in private residences and care facilities with children suffering from a range of debilitating birth anomalies, classified by the Vietnamese government as “victims of agent orange,” a delegation of six American veterans sponsored by Veterans for Peace (VFP) was received in Hanoi by Nguyen Tan Dung, the Prime Minister of Vietnam.
  6. Undercurrent: Practice and Ideology in the Direct Action Movement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2000
    Movements are never homogenous (practically or theoretically) but rather consist of contradictions and immediate limitations, which could potentially be overcome the more the movement develops. The history of the revolutionary movement against capitalism is full of examples of some tendencies.
  7. Undercurrent: Practice and Ideology in the Direct Action Movement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2000
    In the midst of enthusiasm and grandeur, the direct action movement sees a growing anti-capitalist movement everywhere. This illusion stops them from recognizing that, in its present form, the direct action movement is going nowhere.
  8. Unger, Ben: The University of Nike
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1997
    Nike is just a piece of the bigger puzzle of private donors in public universities, but it is a perfect example of why private money is helping to erode the positive goals of public education.
  9. Unger, Roberto: The Left Alternative 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2009
    Unger writes a manifesto that engages a vital question of our time: where should the Left go from here? In his analysis, Unger examines the major debates in the world today and he rallies for alternative forms of change.
  10. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF): The State of the World's Children
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
  11. Unknown: Mexico - Subcomandante Marcos Steps Down: What's Next for the EZLN?
    Subcomandante Marcos, announced he ending his role as the group's spokesperson and military commander.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    In stepping down, Marcos pointed to demographic changes in the thirty-year old organization as new younger, indigenous leaders stepped forward replacing an older largely mestizo leadership, several of whom came out of the student and guerrilla struggles of the 1970s and 1980s.
  12. Unterhalter, Elaine: Forced Removal
    The Division, Segregation, and Control of the People of South Africa

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
    Forced Removal gives the facts behind the physical uprooting of millions of black people in South Africa. It describes the various forms that removals have taken during the different phases of apartheid and makes clear that forced removals are integral to the apartheid system. It concludes with an account of the current removal strategies of the regime and the increased resistance with which these strategies are being met.
  13. Upchurch, Martin: The internet, social media and the workplace
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Upchurch argues that the impact social media has on social movements is overestimated. Instead, it is imperative to focus on the impact of communication technology in the workplace, at the point of production, if we are to fully understand its implications.
  14. Urie, Rob: The Corporate State and Manufactured Dependence
    Sure, It Can Get Worse...It's Happening Right Before Our Eyes

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The 'resistance is futile' mindset that supports plutocrats and the global corporations they own assumes the existing order is the only possible order and the costs of resistance are too great because 'they' have state power and unlimited economic resources on their side.
  15. Urie, Rob: End the Prison-Industrial Complex, Now!
    A Moral and Political Crime

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    In both political and moral terms, ending this prison industrial complex system is an imperative. As in the 1950s and 1960s, we must organize, mobilize and go into the streets. The existing system is the problem, not the solution.
  16. Urie, Rob: Free Trade and Economic Imperialism
    Economic Progress Toward Ecological Suicide

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Looming global environmental catastrophe renders the last several hundred years of Western economic theory dubious, if not outright suicidal. Economic ‘progress’ that increases dependence on unsustainable economic practices produces catastrophe in increasing proportion to the benefits that even proponents claim will result.
  17. Urie, Rob: Liberalism as Class Warfare
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Liberals, as guardians of the status quo, are class warriors on the side of economic mal-distribution and the immiseration of the labouring classes and poor for the benefit of the rich.
  18. Urie, Rob: Mass Incarceration and Capitalism
    The Violence of Economic Exploitation

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    On the intersections of race, class, capitalism, and social repression via mass incarceration in the United States.
  19. Urie, Rob: Racist Violence is Used to Maintain an Unjust Social Order
    From Trayvon Martin to Wall Street

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    While it would be gratifying and is socially necessary to bring Trayvon’s murderer to justice, the continuation of America’s system of racial oppression must also be ended or we just wait for the inevitable next wrongfully murdered black youth.
  20. Urie, Rob: The Radical Center and Armed Revolution
    A Challenge for the Left

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Poll shows 29% of registered voters in the U.S. believe armed revolution to ‘protect liberties’ may be necessary the self-appointed political ‘center’ went into full conniption in defense of the established order.
  21. Urie, Rob: Surveillance and the Corporate State
    Spying, Control and Murder Under the Imperial Presidency

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    With all of the fear mongering the subject has received in recent decades, Americans have in fact had remarkably little to fear directly from ‘terrorism.’
  22. URPE/PEA Teach-In/Teach-Out Pamphlet Collective: Radical Perspectives on the Economic Crisis of Monopoly Capitalism
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1975
    A popular education pamphlet on the economic crises of monopoly capitalism.
  23. Urry, Emerson: The Department of Defense Is the Third Largest Polluter of US Waterways
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Advocacy group Environment America has "crunched the numbers" in an effort to reveal who the largest polluters of American waterways are. The culprits that crack the top-15 list may very well surprise you.
  24. Usdin, Shereen: The No-Nonsense Guide to HIV/AIDS
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2003
    This book gives an overview of the origins of HIV, the ways in which it spreads, the profits made by drug companies, women's special vulnerability and the positive action being taken by people and communities to fight back.
  25. Usdin, Shereen: The No-Nonsense Guide to World Health
    Resource Type: Book
  26. Usmani, Adaner: After the Floods, the IMF
    Against The Current vol. 149

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Pakistan in recent years has found itself in the headlights of the international press with increasingly regularity. As Obama’s surge into Af-Pak has taken shape over the last 12 months, the country and its people have been thrust to the forefront of political discussion for forces left, right and center.
  27. Usmani, Adaner: Against Fundamentalism and Imperialism - Review
    Against The Current vol. 161

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    A view of the inside forces in Pakistan.
  28. Usmani, Adaner: Marxism and "Subaltern Studies" 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    A review of Vivek Chibber's book Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital.
  29. Usmani, Adaner: Pakistan on the Brink? The Real Threat from Within
    Against The Current vol. 144

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    The American antiwar movement must understand that what is unfolding in Pakistan bears no resemblance to the “failed-state” proclamations of establishment hacks the world over. The danger is not at all that the country will fall to the Pakistani Taliban, drowned in a tidal wave of instability said to be cascading eastwards from Afghanistan. While sham elections in Afghanistan have hopefully helped clarify the venal, corrupt character of NATO’s efforts there, at times an unhealthy haziness still afflicts the Left’s thinking on Pakistan.
  30. Usmani, Adaner: The Struggle in Balochistan
    Against The Current vol. 161

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The complicated situation that is modern Pakistan.
  31. Usmani, Adaner: The U.S.-Pakistan Co-dependency
    Against The Current vol. 157

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    After a cross-border NATO air strike in November resulted in the deaths of 24 Pakistani soldiers, Pakistan responded forcefully, closing the Af-Pak border to NATO traffic, expelling the U.S. military from an air base inside Pakistan, and boycotting the International Conference on Afghanistan.
  32. Usmani, Adaner: Wikileaks and the Truth of the Af-Pak War
    Against The Current vol. 148

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    In the aftermath of the much-discussed leak of the Afghan war documents, few aspects of the Af-Pak imbroglio have been as scrutinized as the supposed duplicity of the Pakistani security establishment. The New York Times editorial board, for example, promptly declared that of all of the revelations, the reports detailing the “cynical collusion between Pakistan’s military intelligence service and the Taliban” were the “most alarming.” (This, too, from a paper that had been privy to the leaked material for some time before the database went public).
  33. Utley, Larry: Women in Control
    Iron Fist, Velvet Glove

    Resource Type: Book
    Images of the dominant female were once the exclusive property of secretive fetishists, guiltily celebrated in underground books and videos and unknown to the mainstream. Today provocative characters like the dominatrix, the unattainable goddess, and the cruel temptress have become familiar, if still controversial, figures in pop culture. Women in Control showcases images and icons from this heady world. Noted fetish photographer Larry Utley offers both the aficionado and the curious observer a visual feast of unconventional, individualistic, strong women in control of their own sexuality—and, frequently, that of those around them.
  34. UTWF: India : The United Tea Workers Front (UTWF) launched to break a vicious circle of poverty
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The United Tea Workers Front (UTWF) has been launched, primarily to raise the issue of a living wages and related matters in the forthcoming wage negotiations in North Bengal.