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  1. V ernell, Paul: The Communist Manifesto is a pamphlet that refuses to die. As incendiary as the day it was published, Paul Vernell unpacks this founding document 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The striking thing about re-reading Marx's Communist Manifesto is how each time you return to it, it seems more not less relevant than the last time. Chillingly, it seems to be describing the globalised, war-torn, crisis-ridden world of the 21st century. In many ways this is because it is a document ahead of its time, whist being firmly rooted in it. Its predictive power and vision are central to its resonance.
  2. Vaisey, G. Douglas: The Labour Companion
    A bibliography of Canadian labour history. Second edition.

    Resource Type: Database
    First Published: 1980   Published: 2015
    he Canadian Labour Bibliography was an initiative of the Committee on Canadian Labour History in the 1970s. The initial efforts to create an annual reading list of publications dealing with Canadian labour topics led to the creation of The Labour Companion: a bibliography of Canadian labour history based on materials printed from 1950 to 1975. Beginning in 1985, references for the second edition were gathered from libraries and archives, from bibliographies and footnotes, and through a systematic indexing of major Canadian periodicals. The Labour Companion (1980) contained 92 pages of citations; the current manuscript has grown since that time to approximately 760 pages.
  3. Valdez, Pancho: The Danger of SB1070
    Against The Current vol. 148

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    The recent passage of SB 1070 in Arizona must be a wakeup call not only for those of us of Latino heritage, but for all progressives who cherish freedom and justice. A draconian law [partially blocked by a court injunction] that basically legalizes racial profiling, it compels the law enforcement officers in the state of Arizona to stop and question any person that they suspect of being in the U.S. illegally.
  4. Valente, Marcela: Through the Lens of Young Slum Dwellers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Two dozen young slum dwellers in Buenos Aires began filming a documentary about themselves this month, in an attempt to break down the negative stereotypes with which they are portrayed in the media.
  5. Valentine, Douglas: The Big Lie at the Heart of the Myth of the Creation of Israel
    An Interview with Lia Tarachansky

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Lia Tarachansky's heart-wrenching documentary, On the Side of the Road, reveals the Big Lie at the heart of the myth of the creation of Israel.
  6. Valentine, Douglas: When Phoenix Came to Thanh Phong
    Bob Kerrey and War Crimes as Policy in Vietnam

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    On May 16, 2016, former Nebraska Senator Bob Kerrey was named chairman of Fulbright University, a US-backed college with ties to the State Department in Ho Chi Minh City. During his recent visit to Vietnam, President Barack Obama heaped praise on Kerrey, a former Navy SEAL who served in Vietnam from 1967 to 1969. What Obama failed to mention is that Kerrey also supervised one of the most atrocious war crimes of that ghastly war.
  7. Valiani, Salimah: Mobilizing Temporary Migrant Workers
    A Compendium of Forms and Preliminary Discussion

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    While labour migration has been a recurring phenomenon in human history, what is new in the post-1970 period of restructuring in the world capitalist economy is the increased use of temporary migrant labour by employers around the world. The widespread rise of employer use of temporary migrant workers in various economic sectors internationally can be dated from circa 1990.
  8. Valladares, Danilo: Central America Raises Its Voice in Defence of Its Migrants
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Spiralling violence against Central American migrants in Mexico has prompted legal reforms, diplomatic actions, and the creation of new mechanisms to protect citizens in this region.
  9. Vallentyne, Jack: The Case for Phasing Out Organohalogens
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992
  10. Vallianatos, E.G.: Harvest of Devastation
    The Industrialization of Agriculture and its Human and Environmental Consequences

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1994
    Explains how western farming practices being imposed in other countries harm peasant communities, indigenous cultures, and the ecology.
  11. Vallianatos, Evaggelos: America: Becoming a Land Without Farmers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    In rural America fewer than 3 percent of farmers make more than 63 percent of the money, including government subsidies. The results of this emerging feudal economy are everywhere. Large areas of the United States are becoming impoverished farm towns with abandoned farmhouses and deserted land. More and more of the countryside has been devoted to massive factory farms and plantations.
  12. Vallianatos, Evaggelos: Peasant Sovereignty?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Spain-based international agrarian organization, Grain, reported that small farmers not only "feed the world with less than a quarter of all farmland," but they are also the most productive farmers on Earth.
  13. Vallianatos, Evaggelos: Ruthless Power and Deleterious Politics
    From DDT to Roundup

    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2015
    The mix of power and politics in the proliferation of pesticides from DDT to Roundup.
  14. Vallianatos, Evaggelos; Jenkins, McKay: Poison Spring
    The Secret History of Pollution and the EPA

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
    Vallianatos and Jenkins, after a 25-year stint at the Environmental Protection Agency, pull back the curtain on the watchdog agency's failure to guard public safety and monitor land use due to steady erosion of its enforcement practices.
  15. Valo, Martine: Guadeloupe and Martinique threatened as pesticide contaminates food chain
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Chemical once used on banana crops threatening livelihoods and public health by polluting soil and sea.
  16. Valo, Martine: Senegal Fears Its Fish May Be Off the Menu for Local Consumption
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Foreign fish processing factories are competing with traditional communities for a dwindling catch.
  17. Valverde, Mariana: Sex, Power and Pleasure
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1985
  18. Van Auken, Bill: Brazil's right-wing protests: A warning to the working class
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Right-wing protests in Brazil called for the overthrow of Workers Party. While the number of participants was likely to be inflated for political reasons, the protests underscore the intense class polarization, as well as the political dangers posed to the working class.
  19. Van Auken, Bill: The strange death of the antiwar movement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    After over 14 years of unending US wars of aggression waged in the name of fighting terrorism, humanitarian intervention and promoting "democracy," the threat posed to mankind by the eruption of American militarism has never been so acute.
  20. Van Auken, Bill: Syria chemical warfare claims aim to provoke Western intervention
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The unsubstantiated charges that the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad carried out a chemical weapons attack outside Damascus killing large numbers of civilians have all the hallmarks of a staged provocation aimed at provoking Western intervention.
  21. Van Auken, Bill: US Military Brands Assange, WikiLeaks As "The Enemy"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Secret US Air Force documents reveal that the American military has branded WikiLeaks and its editor Julian Assange as "the enemy", placing them on a legal par with Al Qaeda and threatening them with the same treatment: indefinite detention without trial, and death.
  22. Van Bergen, Jennifer: Predicting Torture
    The PATRIOT Act, Bradley Manning and Julian Assange

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Bradley Manning is charged with leaking classified documents to Wikileaks and faces a court martial. The conditions of his confinement are extreme, and amount to torture.
  23. van der Gaag, Nikki: The No-Nonsense Guide to Women's Rights
    Resource Type: Book
  24. van der Gaag, Nikki: Trigger Issues: Diamonds
    One Small Item, One Giant Impact

    Resource Type: Book
  25. Van der Straeten, Serge; Daufouy, Philippe: The Counter-Revolution in Ireland
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1972   Published: 1974
  26. Van Dongen,Teun: Drone Strikes and the Sanitization of Violence
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Van Dongen discusses the terminology that the drone campaign employs, in which the CIA and the Obama administration gloss over death and destruction of drones in Pakistan, Afganistan and Yemen.
  27. Van Duyn, Roel: Message of a Wise Kabouter
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1972
  28. van Lingen, Max: The stagnation of the Dutch Socialist Party
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Socialist Party (SP) is one of the parties that emerged to the left of traditional social democracy in the last decade of the 20th century. In electoral terms, it is one of the most successful. At its peak in 2006, the SP got 25 out of 150 seats (16.6 percent of the vote), becoming the third party in the House of Representatives. With the European Parliament (2014) and provincial (2015) elections it eclipsed the Labour Party (PvdA) for the first time, becoming the biggest party of the left in the Netherlands. Until Syriza's election victory in 2015 the Dutch SP was the only left reformist party in Europe to win a bigger share of the vote than the traditional social democratic party.
  29. van Matre, Steve: Earth Education
    A New Beginning

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
  30. Van Rooy, Alison: Civil Society and the Aid Industry
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1998
  31. Van Schaik,Anne;Ojo,Godwin: Deforestation, exploitation, hypocrisy: no end to Wilmar's palm oil land grabs
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    With the deadline for the full implementation of Wilmar's 'No peat, no deforestation, no exploitation' promise, the oil palm giant is keen to push its green image in Europe. In Nigeria however, forest and farmland continue to be destroyed.
  32. van Tijen, Tjebbe (ed.): Europe Against the Current
    A Guide to Alternative, Independent and Radical Information Carriers

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
    This catalogue contains nearly one thousand addresses of people, groups and organizations in twenty-five countries belonging to what has traditionally been defined as Europe.
  33. Van Til, Kent A: Less Than 2 Dollars a Day
    A Christian View of World Poverty and Free Markets

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2007
  34. Van, Ngo: In the Crossfire 
    Adventures of a Vietnamese Revolutionary

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2000   Published: 2010
    This book is the story of those other movements and revolts in Vietnam, caught in the crossfire between the French and the Stalinists, told by one of the few survivors.
  35. Vanaik, Achin: A Solution for Kashmir
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    What would justice for those suffering under Indian occupation in Kashmir look like?
  36. Vance, Erik: Emptying the World's Aquarium
    The dismal future of the global fishery

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Essay on the fishery at the Sea of Cortez, Mexico and the implications of environmental conservation policies on the local fishermen's economy.
  37. Vandeman, Michael J.: Appeasing the Mountain Bikers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2001
    Just because someone is able to purchase a machine that lets them ride off-road, that is no reason that the public should be required to provide them a place to use it.
  38. Vandeman, Michael J.: Equal Access to Our Parks for Bulldozer Racing
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1999
    Tthere have been some problems, such as some people riding recklessly, going off the designated trails, and even secretly constructing illegal trails. But those are a small minority of bulldozer riders. You shouldn't allow a small minority to give the majority of us bulldozer racers, who ride responsibly, a bad name. Why should we be punished, just because of them, and be forced to walk, just like everybody else?
  39. Vandeman, Michael J.: The Impacts of Mountain Biking on Wildlife and People
    A Review of the Literature

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    It is clear that mountain biking is harmful to some wildlife and people. No one, even mountain bikers, tries to deny that. Bikes create V-shaped ruts in trails, throw dirt to the outside on turns, crush small plants and animals on and under the trail, facilitate increased levels of human access into wildlife habitat, and drive other trail users (many of whom are seeking the tranquility and primitiveness of natural surroundings) out of the parks.
  40. Vandeman, Michael J.: Jetskis Should Be Banned
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1998
    To launch a jet ski into the shallow waters that are so important to marine wildlife takes little money, little training, and little energy. Jet skis put our most vulnerable marine and avian wildlife directly into the hands of some of our most biologically ignorant and least responsible citizens.
  41. Vandeman, Michael J.: Mountain Biking: Frequently Asked Questions
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Inactive/Defunct Periodical
    Why do people mountain bike, and what harms does it do?
  42. Vandeman, Michael J.: The Psychology of Mountain Biking
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2000
    The first thing one notices about mountain bikers is that they lie continually.
  43. Vandeman, Michael J.: Snake Oil in a Computer: The Pseudo-science of Transportation Modeling
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1991
    Planners, politicians, and other decision-makers want to know what effect their projects will have on the environment. In many cases they don't really want to know, but want to convince their constituents that the results will be beneficial, or at least neutral. In both cases, computer modeling is being used to "answer" the questions.
  44. Vandeman, Michael J.: Why Off-Road Bicycling Should be Prohibited
    The Effects of Mountain Biking on Wildlife and People

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1997
    To most environmentalists, bicycles have always been the epitome of good. We are so used to comparing bikes to cars, that it never occurred to us that the bicycle would be ever used for anything bad. Indeed, replacing motor vehicles with bicycles deserves our adoration. But anything can be used for good or evil, and using bikes to expand human domination of wildlife habitat is clearly harmful.
  45. Vandeman, Michael J.: Wildlife Need Habitat Off-Limits To Humans!
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Environmentalism can most simply be defined as the extension of the Golden Rule to include other species. Wildlife must be given top priority, because they can't protect themselves from us.
  46. Vandermeer, John: Changing Ecology and Coffee Rust
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    From Guatemala to Panama, governments are boosting aid to fight the fungus and keep workers from migrating to cities or north toward the United States. The article looks into the causes of the coffee ecosystem crisis and its consequences.
  47. Vandermeer, John: Four Books on Hegemony and Resistance
    Against The Current vol. 120

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    There are times when a key analysis has a wakeup effect. The last year saw the publication of four books that together have a potential of such an event, at least for those U.S. citizens who are motivated to try and understand and change the world. The four were not written with the idea that they would be read together, yet taken together they are, I believe, more thought-provoking than if considered separately.
  48. Vandermeer, John: A People's Science
    Against The Current vol. 122

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    Historical narratives of science tend to be triumphant tales of magnificent men (and an occasional wily woman) who, through brilliant insight and/or dedicated persistence, changed the way we understand the world and, frequently, how we manufacture our space in that world. An opposite tendency is the cautionary tale of mad scientists aiming to invent ice-nine, the technology that will ultimately spell doom for us all.
  49. Vandermeer, John; Bradford, David: Ethnic Conflicts in Nicaragua
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1998
    WITH LITTLE INTERNATIONAL notice, the winds of war are picking up on the eastern seaboard of Nicaragua. This time, however, it will not be a clear class-warfare case with a popular revolution struggling against an imperial behemoth. Rather, the Croat-Serb-Muslim model may be a better metaphor. Over the past decade we have watched the situation change from the hopeful vision of a multiethnic autonomous society to today's mixture of ethnic typecasting and cynical manipulations by the neoliberal...
  50. Vandezande: Christians in the Crisis
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1984
    Describes the urgent need for Christians to respond to the socio-economic and political crises of our time.
  51. Vaneigem, Raoul: Total Self-Management
    Chapter 3 of Raoul Vaneigem’s book From Wildcat Strike to Total Self-Management

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1974
    Vaneigem’s book is one of the few texts that seriously consider the problems and possibilities of a postrevolutionary society.
  52. Vaneigem, Raoul: The Revolution of Everyday Life 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1967   Published: 2001
    The classic complement to Debord's Society of the Spectacle. Vaneigem examines the minutia of power as "abstracted mediation and mediated abstraction" that permeates everyday life and the means of seizing control of our lives and truly living.
  53. Vaneigem, Raoul [Ratgeb]: From Wildcat Strike to Total Self Management
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1974
    Vaneigem’s book is one of the few texts that seriously consider the problems and possibilities of a postrevolutionary society.
  54. Vanier Jean: Finding Peace
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2003
  55. Vann, James E.: After Shock & Gawk
    Against The Current vol. 114

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    November 3 began with a shock — the early morning newscast reporting the front page of The London Daily Mirror: “How Can 59,054,087 People be So Dumb?” Culminating what had seemed the longest and unceasingly miserable campaign in U.S. history — and in its wake, the most inconceivable of outcomes: The brazen robber was presented the reward!!
  56. Varash, Hassan; Naderi, Hamid: Iran on the Verge of Revolution?
    Against The Current vol. 108

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    Interest in the political situation in Iran has grown noticeably in recent months. In large part, this is due to the far more aggressive policies of the current U.S. administration, which has used the attacks of September 11 as the excuse to intervene directly in the region and bring about “regime change” in accordance with its own longstanding interests.
  57. Varatharajah, Sinthujan: The Walls the West Won’t Tear Down
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Twenty-five years after the Berlin Wall, lethal borders remain. We must dismantle them.
  58. Vardi, Sahar: Israeli refusers follow South African footsteps in the struggle against apartheid
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Shministim are conscientious objectors. We are Israeli high-school graduates who refuse conscription into the military, and are repeatedly imprisoned as a result. We will not take part of the occupation of another people, the Palestinians, particularly when doing so goes against human values and cannot be explained on grounds of security.
  59. Vargas, Zaragosa: A Primer on Immigrant Rights
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    The struggle for immigrant rights is one of the most important struggles of our time, and it occurs under a working-class banner.
  60. Various: The Canadian Left Debates Its Future
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1979
    A debate on left strategies which collects wide-ranging responses from a variety of sources to Canadian Dimension's special issue on Eurocommunism, compiled in the hope that this exchange will advance the level of discussion and provoke still further debate in the ranks of the Canadian left.
  61. Various: Collapse of the Far Left
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1983
    Why have so many Canadian Far Left political organizations collapsed in the midst of the worst capitalist depression since the 1930s, and what lessons are to be learned from the experience? This collection of articles, of which the centrality of the critique made by women activists is highlighted, tackles these questions by examining two largely Quebec-based Marxist-Leninist organizations, and by looking at a recent organizing conference in Ontario.
  62. Varisco, Daniel Martin: Reading Orientalism
    Said and the unsaid

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2008
    An extensive discussion of Edward Said's influential 1978 polemic 'Orientalism'. Varisco mounts a sustained critique on Said's flawed methodology, his skewed and selective handling of literary evidence, his inadequate historical knowledge, and his distorted and tendentious conclusions.
  63. Vasey, Dave: Lest We Forget: Tar Sands and War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Over the past decade, Canada has been a war profiteer and fuel tank for the US military, who have killed well over a million people since the turn of the new millennium.
  64. Vaughn, Ed; Hunter, Kim D.: Detroiters Remember the 1967 Rebellion
    Kim D. Hunter interviews Ed Vaughn

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1997
    An interview with Ed Vaughn, an eyewitness observer of the 1967 Detroit rebellion, on the event, its causes and its impact on history.
  65. Venegas, Antonio: Where to Occupy Next?
    Against The Current vol. 156

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    I truly don't want to be another sob story. But when the rare opportunity comes along to tell my story and affect many, like a stone cast into the water, it is necessary to at least attempt to grab the hearts of people who will listen.
  66. Ventura, Jesse: Corrupted Science: the DEA and Marijuana
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    While I was on my book tour for Jesse Ventura's Marijuana Manifesto, I was shocked to discover how many Americans didn’t know our Founding Fathers grew cannabis.
  67. Venzi, Ron: The Hillcrest Mine Disaster
    Resource Type: Article
    The worst coal mining disaster in Canada occurred in Hillcrest, Alberta, on Friday June 19, 1914. A total of 189 men died. 130 women were widowed and 400 children left fatherless.
  68. Vermilya, Shelley: Practicing Hope
    He's Just 17

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    It seems like teachers want to do the right thing and, along with most white people, they don’t want to say the wrong thing about race (or class or LGBT or adoption or disabilities) so they just don’t bring it up. Most white folks I know here don’t see any evidence of racism unless someone points to specific incidents or talks through the issues, like Driving While Black or Shopping While Black. Even then, some of my white friends, and many of my students, get exasperated, “Racism is so old-school,” I’ve been told. They don’t want to believe that racism exists. This essay is for them, and for my kids.
  69. Vernell, Sean: The working class, trade unions and the left: the contours of resistance
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Vernell talks about the attacks of the British government to stabilise capitalism, as well as the response of the working class.
  70. Veronese, Keith: Why truck driving is one of the deadliest jobs in America
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    What incredibly important profession combines horrible hours, bad pay, and a poor lifestyle? Truck driving. This is a job that destroys so many lives that it could soon become unsustainable.
  71. Verrall, Catherine, in consultation with Keeshig-Tobias, Lenore: Resource/Reading List 1987
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1987
  72. Verrall, Catherine, McDowell, Patricia, with Keeshig-Tobias, Lenore: Resources Reading List 1990
    Annotated Bibliography of Resources By and About Native People - Periodical profile published 1990

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1990
  73. Verzuh, Ron: Anecdotes Tell Dramatic Story of British Underground Press
    Resource Type: Article
    Review of Underground: The London Alternative Press, 1966-74, by Nigel Fountain. A frank look back at what made the British underground press tick.
  74. Verzuh, Ron: Organizing Immigrant Labour
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Barriers to unionizing the smelter workers of Trail, British Columbia, during the Second World War.
  75. Verzuh, Ron: Radical Rag
    The pioneer labour press in Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
  76. Verzuh, Ron: Underground Times
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
    The story of Canadian 'underground' newspapers of the 1960s.
  77. Via Campesian: The false solutions of Rio+20
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Food production and people's sovereignty in Africa could be seriously compromised by carbon capture projects and the so-called Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation Plus (REDD+) mechanism.
  78. Viale, Guido: Working Hours
    Resource Type: Article
    In this article written around 1972, Guido Viale, a member of the Italian socialist group Lotta Continua, discusses the struggle for less work and shorter hours.
  79. Vials, Chris: The Invisibility of Fascism in the Postwar United States
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Vials examines the use of the term "fascism" in post-war United States politics since the Tea Party have twisted its meaning to denote a left-wing phenomenon.
  80. Victor, María Páez: Venezuela Under Attack Again
    Economic Sabotage

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    A highly organized attack is once again being carried out against the democratic and popular government of Venezuela. It has involved monetary manipulations, economic sabotage, international media campaigns against the economy despite excellent economic indicators, defamation of the state run oil company, and deadly riots on the street.
  81. Vidal, Gore: Sexually Speaking: Collected Sex Writings 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2001
  82. Vidal, John: Climate change: how a warming world is a threat to our food supplies
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Global warming is exacerbating political instability as tensions brought on by food insecurity rise. With research suggesting the issue can only get worse we examine the risks around the world.
  83. Vidal, John: EU diplomats reveal devastating impact of Ethiopia dam project on remote tribes
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A controversial World Bank-funded scheme to dam a major Ethiopian river and import up to 500,000 people to work in what is planned to be one of the world's largest sugar plantations has led to tens of thousands of Africa's most remote and vulnerable people being insensitively resettled. According to reports by two teams of British, American and EU diplomats who visited the resettlement areas in the Lower Omo Valley in southern Ethiopia last year, the lives of 20,000 Mursi, Bodi and other semi-nomadic tribespeople are being "fundamentally and irreversibly" changed by the mega-project.
  84. Vidal, John: Eye of the Storm
    Resource Type: Article
    Wind farms are provoking fierce opposition from an increasingly organised countryside lobby.
  85. Vidal, John: India's Rice Warrior Battles to Build Living Seed Bank as Climate Chaos Looms
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Rice conservationist Debal Deb grapples with 'mindless Indian elite' to reintroduce genetically diverse, drought-tolerant varieties
  86. Vignet, Réne: The Situationists and the New Forms of Action Against Politics and Art
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1967
    Our task is to link up the theoretical critique of modern society with the critique of it in acts. By detourning the very propositions of the spectacle, we can directly reveal the implications of present and future revolts.
  87. Vigo, Julian; Curcio, Jasmine: Hillary Clinton, The Vote, and Contemporary Feminism's Class Blindness
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The feminist fight for libreration has been sidelined.
  88. Vine, David: Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World (American Empire Project)
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Examination of the perils of American military bases overseas.
  89. Viola, Michael: Philippines: Resisting Gobble-ization
    Against The Current vol. 146

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    In his latest book, Epifanio San Juan Jr. uncovers the concealed operations of power and the historic inequalities of political economic systems that have impacted Filipinos in an age of globalized crisis and contradiction. While the definition of globalization is often debated, for the majority of people in the Philippines the process of globalization can be more accurately described as “gobble-ization.”
  90. Viorst, Milton: Fire in the Streets
    America in the 1960s

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1980
    A political and cultural history of each year of the 1960's, focusing on one person to exemplify the year. Activist John Lewis is used to emphasize the Civil Rights movements heating up in 1960; Clark Kerr and the Berkeley "free speech movement" characterize 1964.
  91. Visser, Nadette de; Cazes, Séverine: Israeli army's attitude: Regret, but no real enquiries and certainly no one punished
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2003
    The issue of the security of journalists working in the Occupied Territories cloaks another major political issue, that of the restrictions which the Israeli army imposes in the name of security on journalists working in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, especially Palestinians. Israeli officials are unstinting in their criticism of the way the foreign press covers the conflict. The foreign press rejects the criticism and accuses the Israeli authorities of trying to restrict access to information and to influence the way it is treated. Some go so far as to accuse the Israeli army of deliberately targeting journalists.
  92. Vitalis, Robert: America's Kingdom
    Mythmaking on the Saudi Oil Frontier

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2009
    An account of Aramco as a microcosm of the colonial order. America's Kingdom debunks the many myths that now surround the United States's special relationship with Saudi Arabia, also known as "the deal": oil for security.
  93. Vitchek, Andre: Unreliability, Spinelessness of the Western 'Left'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    For years and decades, the so-called 'left' in the West has been moderately critical of North American (and sometimes even of European) imperialism and neo-colonialism. But whenever some individual or country rose up and began openly challenging the Empire, most of the Western left-wing intellectuals simply closed their eyes, and refused to offer their full, unconditional support to those who were putting their lives (and often even the existence of their countries) on the line.
  94. Vivanco, Pable: 9 things you need to know about Venezuela and the recent violence
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Behind the attempts to overthrow the Venezuelan government.
  95. Vivas, Esther: Anticapitalism and Climate Justice
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    The current crisis raises the urgent need to change the world from below and do so from an anticapitalist and radical eco-socialist perspective. Anticapitalism and climate justice are two struggles which must be closely linked.
  96. Vivas, Esther: When Will We See Tanks in Barcelona?
    Against The Current vol. 161

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The current situation in Spain regarding an independent Catelonia.
  97. Vivas, Esther: Without Women, No Food Security
    Against The Current vol. 157

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    In the countries of the Global South, women are the primary producers of food: the ones in charge of working the earth, maintaining seed stores, harvesting fruit, obtaining water and safeguarding the harvest.
  98. Vlanza, Vacy: Profiting from Gaza Children's Agony
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The shocking decision by the government-owned New Zealand Super Fund (NZSF) to NOT divest from Israel Chemicals Ltd (ICL), manufacturer of white phosphorus, blatantly violates the NZSF Responsibilities and Standards for Human Rights.
  99. Vlazna, Vacy: The Charlatanism Of Palestine-Denial
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Here we go again. On Israel and the US losing their UNESCO voting rights, ‘Israel's ambassador to UNESCO, Nimrod Barkan, ‘said in an interview that his country supports the U.S. decision [to suspend contributions], "objecting to the politicization of UNESCO, or any international organization, with the accession of a non-existing country like Palestine.
  100. Vlazna, Vacy: Defending The Defensible: Jewish And Palestinian Boycotts
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Oh dear, poor Israel. Poor Israel - the world's 4th largest nuclear military power. Poor Israel - the serial war crimes, crimes against humanity, crimes of aggression violator. Poor barbaric Israel is being picked on by the non-violent Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement which champions, out of simple human decency, Palestinian inalienable rights under international law.
  101. Vlazna, Vacy: Turning Blood into Money
    Profiting from Killing

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Yotam Feldman’s documentary The Lab, released in August, is one of the most important exposés of the obscene rationale and execution of Israel’s hugely lucrative arms and security industries through the voices of some of its ex-military key operators: Amos Golan, Shimon Naveh, Leo Gleser, and Yoav Galant.
  102. Vltchek, Andre: Ban of Russian Olympic Team: Cold War at its "Best"!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The West is using both old and new tactics to demonize and discredit all of its opponents, in what is becoming a new Cold War.
  103. Vltchek, Andre: Defend Brazil!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Enough weeping! Latin America has wept incessantly, continuously, for years, decades and centuries. Its people robbed of everything since the days of Columbus, since Potosi. Tens of millions, perhaps hundreds of millions have been slaughtered here, in the last five centuries; first by the conquerors, then by their descendants and serfs, and finally by the Empire of Lies as well as the treasonous local 'elites'.
  104. Vltchek, Andre: Ecuador Fights against Elitism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    It is great news for majority of Ecuadorian citizens -- but a terrible nightmare for the 'elites'.
    Lately, in Ecuador, right-wing 'elites' are continuously protesting against the administration, accusing it of corruption and other ills.
  105. Vltchek, Andre: Horrid Carcass of Indonesia - 50 Years After the Coup
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Indonesia has matured into perhaps the most corrupt country on Earth, and possibly into the most indoctrinated and compassionless place anywhere under the sun.
  106. Vltchek, Andre: How the West Creates Terrorism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Terrorism has many forms and many faces, but the most terrible of them is cold cruelty.
    And so the West linked terrorism with Islam, which is one of the greatest cultures on earth, with 1.6 billion followers. In order to make Islam a worthy enemy, the Empire had to first radicalize and pervert countless Muslim movements and organizations, then create the new ones, consequently training, arming and financing them, so they could really look frightening enough.
  107. Vltchek, Andre: How to Fight Western Propaganda
    Time for a Creative Revolution

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The western propaganda apparatus is enormously efficient and effective. It is also brilliant in how it ensures that its inventions get channeled, distributed, and accepted in all corners of the world. The system through which disinformation spreads, is incredibly complex.
    What are we, who oppose the regime, supposed to do?
  108. Vltchek, Andre: Last Sparks From Tahrir Square
    Tahrir Square Died, But Not the Revolution

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Once again, the prisons of Egypt are full. The hospitals are overflowing with injured men and women. But the fight, the ‘process’ goes on; it is not dying. Tahrir Square died, but the revolution is getting stronger.
  109. Vltchek, Andre: Poetry and Latin American Revolution
    Written in Blood and Dreams

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    A discussion about the poetry, and about the songs, that have had such a decisive influence on the changes and revolutions in South America.
  110. Vltchek, Andre: Police State India
    Robert Clive and the Forbidden

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Describing security-mania in India.
  111. Vltchek, Andre: Racism and Sexual Violence in Indonesia
    Where Fear Stalks the Streets

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Indonesia, since 1965, performed three genocides fully backed by the West.
  112. Vltchek, Andre: Revolutionary Greece
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The small town of Distomo is just 150 kilometers from Athens, positioned in the heart of Greece, literally squeezed between two great world heritage sites: Delphi, the cradle of the European democracy, and a stunning Byzantine monastery of Hossios Luckas. But Distomo is much more than some picturesque village surrounded by mountains and history.
  113. Vltchek, Andre: Soon, the Battle for Venezuela
    Open Letter to President of Venezuela

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    They are already sewing your funeral gown, Venezuela. They are now ready to welcome you back to that world of the lobotomized, destroyed nations that are fully submissive to Western political and economic interests – Indonesia, Philippines, Paraguay, Uganda, Kenya, Qatar, Bahrain, and almost the entire Eastern Europe. There are so many places like that – it is impossible to list them all.
  114. Vltchek, Andre: Ukraine, a Fascist Coup?
    A Photo Essay

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The 2014 Ukraine coup and aftermath, in photos.
  115. Vltchek, Andre: Ukraine: Lies and Realities
    Will the Government Listen?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Two beautiful Slavic sisters, Ukraine and Russia, pitched against each other: long hair flying in the wind, gray-blue eyes staring forward accusatively, but in the same time with anticipation and love
  116. Vltchek, Andre: Western Propaganda: So Simple But So Effective
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Western propaganda is actually a perfect apparatus! It is effective and it is almost fully 'bulletproof'. It 'works'!
  117. Vocations for Social Change: No Bosses Here: A Manual On Working Collectively
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1976
    An overview of how to organize and operate a working collective. Includes discussions of decision making, meetings, common interpersonal problems as well as practical concerns such as finances and bookkeeping. Written in a personal, friendly style and draws on the experience of many collective members.
  118. Vogel, Amos: Film as a Subversive Art
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1974
    Analyzes how aesthetic, sexual and ideological subversives use film to change and demystify.
  119. Vogel, Lise: Marxism and the Oppression of Women
    Toward a Unitary Theory

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1983   Published: 2014
    Lise Vogel revisits classical Marxian texts, tracking analyses of “the woman question” in socialist theory and drawing on central theoretical categories of Marx's Capital to open up a theorization of gender and the social production and reproduction of material life.
  120. Vogeler, Rae; Richardson, Harry: Madison: Sitting Down for Justice
    Against The Current vol. 86

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2000
    These words aptly describe recent events at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. At 2:00 PM. on Wednesday, February 16, 2000, seven students walked into UW-Madison Chancellor David Ward's office in Bascom Hall. The students-Brendan O'Sullivan, Molly McGrath, Mark Brakken, Sarah Turner, Riza Falk and Adam Klaus, chairperson of the Associated Students of Madison-demanded that the university change its sweatshop practices.
  121. Voices in the Wilderness: U.S. Bombing: Murder as Usual
    Against The Current vol. 91

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2001
    Voices in the Wilderness decries today's bombardment of Iraq which hit sites just south of Baghdad. However, we find it instructive to recall the digest of bombings that occurred in the past week and to note that on December 22, 2000 the Gulf News from Dubai quoted figures of civilians killed and injured as a result of US/UK air raids since December 1998 as 311 killed and 927 wounded.
  122. Vokey, Neil: Goodwin's Way
    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 2011
    'Goodwin's Way' is a short documentary examining the life and struggling legacy of BC labour martyr Ginger Goodwin, who's politics and untimely death as a WWI draft-dodger continues to cast a shadow of controversy over the community of Cumberland.
  123. Volcler, Juliette: The soundcloud city
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Cities are increasingly saturated with visual information -- advertising, instructions, prohibitions -- so smart marketing is shifting its attention to a new battleground in its quest for your attention -- your ears. Sounds are used to attract and repel, to inform and sell. Private companies and public services try to seduce customers through their ears, or to discourage non-target groups.
  124. Volcler, Juliette; Volk, Carol: Extremely Loud: Sound as a Weapon
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2011
    In this disturbing and wide-ranging account, acclaimed journalist Juliette Volcler looks at the long history of efforts by military and police forces to deploy sound against enemies, criminals, and law-abiding citizens. During the 2004 battle over the Iraqi city of Fallujah, U.S. Marines bolted large speakers to the roofs of their Humvees, blasting AC/DC, Eminem, and Metallica songs through the city's narrow streets as part of a targeted psychological operation against militants that has now become standard practice in American military operations in Afghanistan. In the historic center of Brussels, nausea-inducing sound waves are unleashed to prevent teenagers from lingering after hours. High-decibel, "nonlethal" sonic weapons have become the tools of choice for crowd control at major political demonstrations from Gaza to Wall Street and as a form of torture at Guantanamo and elsewhere.
  125. Voline: The Unknown Revolution 1917-1921
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1947   Published: 1974
  126. Vollman, Carolin: An ageing population isn't the reason for stunted economic growth - austerity is
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In the 2015 World Economic Outlook, for example, the IMF says: "Potential employment growth is expected to decline further in advanced and emerging market economies compared to pre-crisis rates. This is a result of demographic factors negatively affecting both the growth of the working population and trend labour force participation rates."

    But the reality is somewhat different. The IMF analysis is based on 16 countries that excludes more than one billion people from the African continent where half of the population is either 20 years of age or younger.
  127. Voluntary Action Directorate: Handbooks for Cooperating Associations and Voluntary Organizations
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
  128. Vomecourt, Philippe de: An Army of Amateurs
    The Story of the SOE Resistance Movement in France

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1961
    A first-hand account of the resistance in Nazi-occupied France.
  129. Von Gausig, Doug: Naturesongs
    Resource Type: Website
    Provides samples of various natural sounds, promotes nature recording and archiving, and provides a library of sounds that people can refer to when they hear something new.
  130. Von Hoffman, Nicholas: Left at the Post
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1970
  131. von Trotta, Margarethe (director): Rosa Luxemburg (film) 
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 1986
    A 1986 West German dramatic film on the life of Rosa Luxemburg.
  132. Vorst, Jesse et al. (ed.): Race, Class, Gender
    Bonds and Barriers

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1989
    Takes a historical and theoretical approach to the themes of race, class and gender. Issues touched on include the role of the state in organizing gender and ethnic group formation; racism in the women's movement; patriarchy; colonial domination of Indian women; racism and sexism in trade unions.
  133. Vorst, Jesse; Dobson, Ross; Fletcher, Ron: Green on Red
    Evolving Ecological Socialism

    Resource Type: Book
    Essays exploring alternative economic and political strategies within an ecological context.
  134. Vulliamy, Ed: Mexico's war on drugs is one big lie
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Anabel Hernández, journalist and author, accuses the Mexican state of complicity with the cartels, and says the 'war on drugs' is a sham. She's had headless animals left at her door and her family have been threatened by gunmen.



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