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  1. wa Kinyatti, Maina (ed.): Kenya's Freedom Struggle
    The Dedan Kimathi Papers

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
    Here, for the first time, as a result of years of village-level research, historian Maina wa Kinyatti has recovered some of the most important papers of the Mau Mau and its leader, Dedan Kimathi. Translated into English, they make clear the movement's own perspectives on their struggle and its difficulties, the advanced nature of their goals as a national liberation movement, and their radical vision of a liberated Kenyan society.
  2. Wachernagel, Mathis ; Rees, William: Our Ecological Footprint
    Reducing Human Impact on the Earth

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1996
    The authors discuss how to make calculations of the amounts of material required to sustain an individual, a community and a nation.
  3. Wade, Robert H.; Sigurgeirsdottir, Silla: Iceland's Loud No
    Can't Pay Back, Won't Pay Back

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    The people of Iceland have now twice voted not to repay international debts incurred by banks, and bankers, for which the whole island is being held responsible. With the present turmoil in European capitals, could this be the way forward for other economies?
  4. Wages Due Lesbians: The Lesbian Mothers' Defence Fund: A Resource for Women Fighting Child Custody Cases
    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1978
    Inactive/Defunct Organization
    This fund is a project of "Wages Due Lesbians", a gay women's group active in the International Wages for Housework campaign. It will provide gay women with legal advice and help them to keep or win custody of their children.
  5. Wahl, Asbjørn: Europe: Reactionary Working Class? "Could it be that the Left have failed their constituencies"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    There is no lack of condemnation and moralizing to those who go to the far right. An increasing number of commentators, however, are now beginning to suspect that the march of large groups of workers toward the far right can be an expression of protest against the prevailing social development. Not all have received the benefits from the globalization success story.
  6. Wahnich, Sophie: In Defence of the Terror
    Liberty or Death in the French Revolution

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2012
    A discussion about the causes and consequences of revolutionary violence, with the premise that dismissive disgust at bloodshed is an overly simplistic response.
  7. Wainer, Kit Adam: Bloomberg and NYC's Education Wars
    Against The Current vol. 154

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    The New York City school system averted catastrophe on June 24, 2011 when mayor Michael Bloomberg, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and United Federation of Teachers president Michael Mulgrew reached an accord to prevent more than 4000 teacher layoffs. Under the deal, the teachers’ union agreed to suspend sabbaticals for one year and to reorganize the way in which teachers without full programs are assigned.
  8. Wainer, Kit Adam: Ernest Mandel's Legacy
    Against The Current vol. 93

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2001
    Ernest Mandel was perhaps the best known revolutionary Marxist of the second half of the twentieth century. As an activist and leader of the Fourth International for most of his adult life, Mandel became the living vessel of post-war Trotskyism. Noted for his intellectual versatility, Mandel ventured into the fields of economics, political theory, history, even literary criticism.
  9. Wainer, Kit Adam: Looking at Che Guevara
    Against The Current vol. 143

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    That Che Guevara's silhouette has found its way onto walls and T-shirts around the world is nothing new. A traveler through Latin America in the 1970s and 1980s would have seen Che’s face spray-painted onto walls in working-class neighborhoods. In revolutionary Nicaragua Che graffiti was officially sanctioned, as was the massive outpouring of pro-Sandinista, anti-contra wall art. As a fallen martyr Che symbolized commitment and hope for anti-imperialist guerilla organizations throughout the Americas.
  10. Wainer, Kit Adam: Obama's RTTT vs. Teacher Unions
    Against The Current vol. 148

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    The 165 Washington, DC public school teachers terminated for poor evaluations on July 23 may be the first victims of the Obama reform agenda. The teachers were fired because of low scores on the DC school system’s new evaluation procedure — one which ties teacher evaluations to student scores on standardized tests.
  11. Wainer, Kit Adam: Pappe and Israel's New Historians
    Against The Current vol. 152

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    An irony of Israeli political culture is that Zionism is exceptionally rigid in comparison to the democratic philosophy that legitimizes the U.S. political system, yet the breadth of political debate that appears in Israeli mainstream media is much wider than one would find in the United States.
  12. Wainer, Kit Adam: Roads to the Arab Uprisings
    Book review of "The Journey to Tahrir" eds. Sowers and Toensing and "The Arab Revolts" eds. McMurray and Ufheil-Somers

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The strength of all the essays in these two collections is that the principal trends the authors analyzed have become critical background to recent events in Egypt and Syria during the summer of 2013, even as the nature of these events continue to shift.
  13. Wainer, Kit Adam: Yugoslavia Dismembered
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1996
    All of the various international plans for Bosnia, from the ill-fated Vance-Owen arrangement to the current Dayton Accords, codify ethnic cleansing. In each scenario, Bosnia is to be partitioned along national lines. The logic of this is to continue the population transfer processes in order to carve out contiguous territories dominated by the right nationalities. How artificial are these new borders which carve up a mixed republic into ethnic cantons! Yet the enforcers of this round of ethnic cleansing are not the nationalist militias but the NATO peacekeepers.
  14. Wainright, Hilary: We need popular participation, not populism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Wainright dissects the problems with liberal democracy and argues for real democratic self-government.
  15. Wainwright, Hilary: Electoral reform will give us a voice
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1998
    The democratic case for electoral reform is fundamental, and to attack it
    as somehow a 'right wing' issue is a betrayal of the radical democratic tradition.
  16. Wainwright, Hilary: Greece: Syriza Shines a Light
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Like a swan moving forward with relaxed confidence while paddling furiously beneath the surface, Syriza, the radical left coalition that could become the next government of Greece, is facing enormous challenges calmly but with intensifed activity.
  17. Wainwright, Hilary: More than equality: reasons to be a feminist socialist
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Equality? Feminist socialism has something better in mind: using power to transform hierarchies.
  18. Waisbrooker, Lois: A Sex Revolution
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1893   Published: 1985
    A dynamic speaker and writer, anarchist, spiritualist, feminist and mentor of Emma Goldman, Lois Waisbrooker was arrested several times for advocating 'women's control over their own bodies.' In her 1893 novel, A Sex Revolution, women demand control of the world for fifiy years to see whether it leads to the abolition of war. This work is strikingly contemporary condemnation of the masculine concept of 'defense by the State' which has brought us all to the bring of annihiliation.
  19. Walberg, Eric: ISIS and the IDF: Canada's Double Standard
    Who are the Real Terrorists?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Why can westerners join the Israeli Defense Forces while westerners joining Islamic State are despised and killed? In what sense is the IDF scenario any less reprehensible than the IS one?
  20. Walberg, Eric: Zionist Theatre
    From Zundel to Topham

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The trials of Arthur Topham, Canadian journalist and publisher of Radical Press, for "hate crime" (2007) and "hate propaganda" (2012) under new Criminal Code "Hate Propaganda" legislation, have resulted in exactly the opposite of what the prosecution and B'Nai Brith, wanted. Instead of quietly muzzling the gadfly critic, the result has been the highlighting of past Jewish hate crimes, and the increasing control by Zionist groups of Canadian politics to promote Israel and censor anti-Zionist criticism.
  21. Wald, Alan: A Bend in the Labyrinth - Book Review
    Against The Current vol. 160

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Book review of 'The Century’s Midnight: Dissenting European and American Writers in the Era of the Second World War' by Clive Bush.
  22. Wald, Alan: B.J. Widick, 1910-2008
    Against The Current vol. 136

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    On June 28, 2008, Branko J. Widick, known to everyone as “B.J.” or “Jack,” died at age 97 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Widick was a prominent figure in the history of U.S. Trotskyism and above all in the unorthodox political tendency known as the “Shachtmanites.” In the Great Depression, he was directly involved in the rise of the CIO (Congress of Industrial Organizations) and was a participant in General Motors sitdown strike of automobile workers.
  23. Wald, Alan: The Costs of McCarthyism
    Against The Current vol. 85

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2000
    Many Are the Crimes is far more than just an incisive diagnosis of the interlocking components of the historical era known as “McCarthyism.” Yeshiva University historian Ellen Schrecker has also produced a unique anti-witch-hunt study acknowledging that the vast majority of the legal targets of repression were, as the McCarthyites claimed, variously associated with the Communist movement.
  24. Wald, Alan: From "Triple Oppression" to "Freedom Dreams" - reviews
    Against The Current vol. 162

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Reviews of 'Black Internationalist Feminism: Women Writers of the Black Left, 1945-1995' by Cheryl Higashida, 'Radicalism at the Crossroads: African American Women Activists in the Cold War' by Dayo F. Gore, and 'Sojourning for Freedom: Black Women, American Communism, and the Making of Black Left Feminism' by Erik S. McDuffie.
  25. Wald, Alan: The Indiana "Subversion" Case 50 Years Later
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The case of the Bloomington Three began at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis with updates on the case appearing in the state and national press for several years. Alan Wald assesses the case as a foreshadowing of the mass radicalization of the late 1960s.
  26. Wald, Alan: The Journey of James Neugass
    Against The Current vol. 143

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    At the age of 32, Isidore James Newman Neugass (1905-49), a lesser poet of the Lost Generation crowd who published as “James Neugass,” departed New York City to spend six months mostly on the front lines of the Spanish Civil War. In late 1937 and early 1938, Neugass, serving as a volunteer ambulance driver as part of the Abraham Lincoln Battalion, was present at Teruel, one of the conflict’s bloodiest battles, claiming over 100,000 casualties.
  27. Wald, Alan: Berta Langston, 1926-2010
    Against The Current vol. 147

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Berta Langston (1926-2010), a founder and member of Solidarity, died of lung cancer at age 84 in Norwalk, Connecticut on June 23. Born Berta Green on the Lower East Side of New York City, she was one of four sisters. She joined the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) in the mid-1940s and throughout nearly four decades of activity she was widely esteemed on the Left as one of the party’s most devoted and capable militants, a person who could work with sundry individuals to develop coalitions and political defense committees of national and international import. From time to time she used the party name “Berta Graham,” and she received a Marxist education at the “Trotsky School” at Mountain Spring Camp in New Jersey. During the mid-1960s she served briefly on the SWP National Committee.
  28. Wald, Alan: A Mandel for All Seasons
    Against The Current vol. 142

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    The German New Left activist Rudi Dutshcke declared just prior to his death in 1979 that his friend Ernest Mandel “continues to surprise and yet remains the same.” Dutshcke’s appraisal draws attention to the appeal of Ernest (born Ezra) Mandel (1923-95), the Belgian Marxist economist and revolutionary activist, for a generation of young people impelled toward Leftist politics in the 1960s era of decolonization, civil rights activism, and the student revolt.
  29. Wald, Alan: On Richard Wright's Centennial: The Great Outsider
    Against The Current vol. 138

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    In the spring of 1940, Richard Wright’s Native Son was published to such acclaim that Black Marxist C.L.R. James decreed the novel “not only a literary but also a political event.” By means of a riveting naturalist fictional technique, depicting the world through the eyes and ears of a 20-year-old unemployed African American named Bigger Thomas, Wright evokes the volatile brutality of poverty and segregation on Chicago’s South Side during the latter part of the Great Depression.
  30. Wald, Alan: The Passion of Richard Seymour
    Book Reviews of "The Liberal Defence of Murder" and "UnHitched: The Trial of Christopher Hitchen" by Richard Seymour

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The books of Richard Seymour skewer the predictable platitudes and puncture the sanctimonious pretensions of the "Pro-War Left," what was a transatlantic confederacy of journalists, public intellectuals, and bloggers that championed the March 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq as a "humanitarian intervention."
  31. Wald, Alan: A Political Witch-Hunt in the Name of "Academic Freedom": In Defense of the American Studies Association
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Wald provides insight into the American Studies Association's decision to boycott Israeli universities and defends the group's decision against the backlash given by the media and academia.
  32. Wald, Alan: The Prophet Alarmed
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A review of Tariq Ali's book "The Extreme Centre: A Warning."
  33. Wald, Alan: Reading Red: Art & Social Revolution
    Against The Current vol. 117

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    Throughout much of the 20th century, distinguished painters and muralists were habitually adjoined to revolutionary movements, sometimes producing monumental works expressive of socialist dreams, as well as of the aims and struggles of working people and anti-fascist fighters. One thinks immediately of Spain’s Pablo Picasso (1881- 1973), Mexico’s Diego Rivera (1886-1957) and Frida Kahlo (1907-1954), and the Russian avant-garde of the early Soviet Union.
  34. Wald, Alan: Reviewing Red: Love and Revolution
    Against The Current vol. 140

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    At the dawn of the 1960s, the modest tradition of novels depicting men and women active in Marxist movements morphed abruptly from a comparatively marginal to a mainstream phenomenon.
  35. Wald, Alan: A Theater for the Poor
    Against The Current vol. 155

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Each phase in the nine-year-history of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) now reads like a chapter from a cautionary tale for future generations of young radicals.
  36. Wald, Alan: Understanding Genocide
    Against The Current vol. 112

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    In 1944, a gifted young Jewish-American Marxist playwright, scenarist and fiction writer, Albert Maltz (1908-1985), published the novel that would become the most esteemed work of his professional life. The Cross and the Arrow, praised in the New York Times for “the scope of its vision of humanity” (September 22, 1944), adopted the form a fast-paced political mystery to reveal the events underlying an act of sabotage in Nazi Germany.
  37. Wald, Alan: A Winter's Tale Told in Memoirs
    Against The Current vol. 153

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    The Socialist Workers (SWP), now a curious sidebar in the history of radicalism, is a linear descendant of the political movement initiated in the United States by pro-Bolshevik followers of Leon Trotsky on the eve of the Great Depression. For 45 years, until the mid-1970s, the movement associated with the SWP was at the crossroads of the Far Left.
  38. Wald, Sarah: Cascadia Rising to Save the Forest
    Against The Current vol. 110

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    Protests in nine cities across California, Oregon and Washington took place February 23rd, coordinated by the Cascadia Rising Project, in response to the Bush Administration's removal of protections on federal lands for over 100 rare and uncommon species associated with the old growth forests of the Pacific Northwest.
  39. Waldram, James B.: As Long as the River Runs
    Hydroelectric Development and Native Communities in Western Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
    Waldram examines the politics of hydroelectric dam construction in the vast hinterland of the Canadian Northwest, focusing particularly on the negotiations and agreements between the developers and the Native residents.
  40. Waler, Richard: The Conquest of Bread
    150 Years of Abribusiness in California

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2004
    California has been the world's most advanced agricultural zone that not only out-produces every state in America, but also most countries. Its success has come at significant costs for a family-farm region like the Midwest manipulated and exploited to serve modern business interests.
  41. Walker, Chris; Tickell, Oliver: Ghana's farmers battle "Monsanto law' to retain seed freedom
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Ghana's government is desperate to pass a Plant Breeders Bill that would remove farmers' ancient 'seed freedom' to grow, retain, breed and develop crop varieties - while giving corporate breeders a blanket exemption from seed regulations. But the farmers are fighting back.
  42. Walker, Corey D.B.: SNCC at 50
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    The fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) is vitally important not just for learning and understanding the past but, more importantly, for imagining and working for a more righteous future.
  43. Walker, Eugene: France Spring 1968
    Masses in motion Ideas in free flow

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1968
  44. Walker, John: Orphans of the Storm
    Peacebuilding for Children of War

    Resource Type: Book
  45. Walker, Pat (Ed.): Between Labor and Capital
    The Professional/Managerial Class

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1978
    Essays on those between the working class and the capitalist class: technicians, managers, administrators, professionals, service workers, sicentists.
  46. Walker, Peter: After Malheur, the end of the beginning: war for America's public lands rages on
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Those who value public lands - for economic, environmental, recreational and aesthetic values - owe a debt of gratitude to Harney County, Oregon, writes Peter Walker. A violent branch of the Sagebrush Rebellion came to town, and the community told it to go away: the decisive factor in the occupiers' defeat. But the greater war for America's public lands has only just begun.
  47. Walker, Richard: Capital's Global Turbulence - Study Review
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1999
    ROBERT BRENNER'S THE Economics of Global Turbulence, a book-length study published as issue 229 of the Journal New Left Review, has attracted unusual attention for at least two reasons. Not only is Brenner's factual and theoretical argument formidable in its own terms, but its publication coincided fortuitously with the stock and financial market upheavals triggered by the Asian collapse.
  48. Walker, Richard: An Introduction: Capital's Global Turbulence
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1999
    A JOYLESS IRONY of our time is that just as capitalism seemed all-triumphant and the sirens of neoliberalism had declared history to be at an end, the crisis rolling out of Asia has brought the self-regulating global market to its knees. Add to this that at the same time as Marxism as political doctrine has been declared dead, Marxist economics has never been better argued and empirically defended than today.
  49. Walkom, Thomas: Rae Days
    The Rise and Follies of the NDP

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1994
    An account of Bob Rae's New Democratic Party government in Ontario.
  50. Wall, Derek: Getting There
    Steps to a Green Society

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991
  51. Wall, Derek: The No-Nonsense Guide to Green Politics
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2010
    In the near future there will be no politics but green politics…
  52. Wall, Derek: The Rise of the Green Left
    Inside the Worldwide Ecosocialist Movement

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2010
    Climate change and other ecological ills are driving the creation of a grassroots global movement for change. From Latin America to Europe, Australia and China a militant movement merging red and green is taking shape.
  53. Wallace, Barbara: Citizens Group Scores Success in Anti-lead Battle
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1986   Published: 1987
    Through self-education, out-reach, and activism, the Niagara Neighbourhood Lead Committee has successfully worked to reduce lead risks in their neighbourhood and throughout Canada.
  54. Wallace, Barbara: The Citizen's Guide to Lead: Uncovering a Health Hazard
    Resource Type: Book
  55. Wallace, Deborah; Wallace, Rodrick: A Plague on Your Houses
    How New York Was Burned Down and National Public Health Crumbled

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2001
    A scorching indictment of the decision to close fire companies in New York in the 1970s and a frightening study of the way misguided and malevolent social policy can spark a chain reaction of enormous and unforeseen urban collapse.
  56. Wallace, Helen: Genetic Testing of Citizens Is a Backdoor into Total Population Surveillance by Governments and Companies
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The new Chief Executive of the National Health Service (NHS) in England, Simon Stevens, was recently reported arguing that the NHS must be transformed to make people’s personal genetic information the basis of their treatments.
  57. Wallace, Kathleen: The Raid on Lawrence, Kansas
    A Midwest Gothic

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Bizarre and gruesome moment in the life of Lawrence, Kansas should give pause to us all when we consider the small and the large of our own lives.
  58. Wallace, Leonard: The Leninist Facade
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1979
    In direct oppostion to what Marx advocated, the Bolsheviks tried to institute socialism without democracy. The damage to the socialist movement resulting from this was immense.
  59. Wallace, Rob: Neoliberal Ebola: The Agroeconomic Origins of the Ebola Outbreak
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Wallace describes the rise of Ebola, connecting its outbreak to capital-driven shifts in land and changes in the agroeconomic context.
  60. Wallace, Robert G.: Industrial Production of Poultry Gives Rise to Deadly Strains of Bird Flu H5Nx
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Debunking the claims of industrial poultry producers that multiple outbreaks of bird flu are due to wild waterfowl, instead providing evidence that industrial farming practices are responsible for the outbreak.
  61. Wallach, Alan: Marxist Art Historian: Meyer Schapiro, 1914-1996
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1996
    Schapiro will no doubt be remembered for his brilliance, for the extraordinary range of his mind, but his legacy as a scholar belongs to those willing to engage his most profound and most challenging work, in particular the Marxist studies he produced during the 1930s.
  62. Wallach, Lori: The Corporate Invasion
    Government by Big Business Goes Supranational

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    A new treaty being negotiated in secret between the US and the EU has been specifically engineered to give companies what they want -- the dismantling of all social, consumer and environmental protection, and compensation for any infringement of their assumed rights. Under the treaty, foreign companies could sue governments directly for cash compensation over earnings lost because of strict labour or environmental legislation.
  63. Wallberg, Eric: Postmodern Imperialism
    Geopolitics and the Great Games

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2011
    An analysis of the development of imperialism over the past century.
  64. Wallerstein, Immanuel: Utopistics
    Or, historical choices of the twenty-first century

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1998
    The twentieth century has witnessed both the triumphs and failures of the dreams that have informed the modern world. In Utopistics, Immanuel Wallerstein argues that the global order that nourished those dreams is on the brink of disintegration.
  65. Walljasper, Jay: All That We Share 
    A Field Guide to the Commons

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2010
    All That We Share: A Field Guide to the Commons is a wake-up call that will inspire you to see the world in a new way. As soon as you realize that some things belong to everyone—water, for instance, or the Internet or human knowledge— you become a commoner, part of a movement that’s reshaping how we will solve the problems facing us in the twenty-first century.
  66. Walljasper, Jay: 12 Reasons You'll Be Hearing More About The Commons In 2012
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    "We Power" stands at the convergence of economic and cultural trends.
  67. Walls, David: The Activist's Almanac
    The Concerned Citizen's Guide to the Leading Advocacy Organizations in America

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1993
  68. Waln, Nora: The Approaching Storm
    One Woman's Story of Germany 1934-1938

    Resource Type: Book
  69. Walsh, Barbara: Understanding the News Business
    A media kit for community groups

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1983
  70. Walsh, David: Racialism, art and the Academy Awards controversy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Should artwork be categorized and presumably appreciated according to whether it represents a male or female, black or white perspective? Many critics, influenced by the prevailing ideology, set up this basic standard: women gain more from art produced by women, Jews from work created by Jews, African-Americans from "African-American art," etc. In ideological terms, these critics, in their obsession with race, are spouting a conception of society and art identified historically with the extreme right.
  71. Walsh, David: The right-wing, racialist attacks on the film Free State of Jones
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The new film written and directed by Gary Ross, Free State of Jones, about a white farmer in Mississippi, Newton Knight, who led an insurrection against the Confederacy from 1863 to 1865, has come under sharp attack by right-wing elements in the American media. By right-wing elements, we mean the "new right" of identity politics advocates.
  72. Walsh, John: Threatened with Censorship and Ouster by PEN's Henchmen
    Sign the Petition to Remove Suazanne Nossel

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Nossel's appointment may be seen as the most visible and overt symptom of Western subversion that goes back to the very founding of the "human rights" NGO’s
  73. Walsh, Michael; Jordan, Don: White Cargo: The Forgotten History of Britain's White Slaves in America
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2008
    White Cargo is the story of the thousands of Britons who lived and died in bondage in Britain's American colonies.
  74. Walsh, Tom: Social Teaching Incarnate at ICI
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1992
    From economic grassroots organizations, Latin Americans of every creed, race and colour gather under the one ICI roof for three month periods of intensive sharing and learning. Community and society problems are examined and their causes analyzed from a Latin American perspective.
  75. Walters, Jonah: FSNL, 1979 and today: Nicaragua's compromised revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Sandinista revolution happened over 30 years ago, but FSLN has completely altered within the past few years to a neoliberal organization.
  76. Walton, Richard: Interpersonal Peacemaking: Confrontations and Third Party Consultation
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1969
    Provides a model for diagnosing recurring conflict between two parties and shows how a third-party facilitator can help interrupt and resolve the conflict. The theory is demonstrated with three in-depth case studies drawn from standard work situations.
  77. Walton, Sam: Our Lives are Militarised
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Sam Walton examines the PR strategy of placing soldiers at civil society events.
  78. Wang, Hui (director): Last Harvest
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2014
    Last Harvest follows the riveting journey of an elderly Chinese farming couple whose relocation is imminent as a result of China's controversial South-to-North Water Diversion Project, the largest of its kind in the world. Wang captures a remarkable and engaging human story at the intersection of connection and disconnection from land and culture and of old and new China.
  79. Warburton, Nigel: Free Speech
    A Very Short Introduction

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2009
    Covers a wide-range of controversial free-speech issues, from Holocaust denial and pornography to the status of modern copyright law. Offers a concise quide to many of the vexing issues concerning our right to speak freely.
  80. Warchus, Matthew (director): Pride
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2014
    Based on a true story, the film depicts a group of lesbian and gay activists who raised money to help families affected by the British miners' strike in 1984, at the outset of what would become the Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners campaign.
  81. Ward, Barbara: Down to Earth
    Environment and Human Needs

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1982
  82. Ward, Barbara; Dubos, Rene: Only One Earth
    The Care and Maintenance of a Small Planet

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1972
  83. Ward, Colin: Anarchy in Action
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1982
    With chapters on the family, topless federations, schools, housing, crime, employment, welfare, deviancy, planning, and more, this is probably the best practical example of anarchist ideas in action.
  84. Ward, Colin: Housing
    An anarchist approach

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1976
  85. Ward, Colin: Talking Schools
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1995
    Ten lectures which highlight the essentials of libertarian thought and practice concerning schooling and education, more widely, provide vivid illustrations of the effects of the important State legislation in Britain on education since 1945, and pose a serious challenge to contemporary educational orthodoxy.
  86. Ward, Colin: Work (Illustrated)
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1978
  87. Ward, Sue: Organising Things
    A Guide to Successful Political Action

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1984
    A comprehensive guide to practical political action, packed with information and handy checklists.
  88. Ware, Helen (ed.): The No-Nonsense Guide to Conflict and Peace
    Resource Type: Book
  89. Ware, Lawrence; Buhle, Paul: Insurrectional Black Power CLR James on Race and Class 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    During the exhilarating and dangerous late 1960s and early 1970s, no world historical figure of older generations had a more militant defense of Black Power than CLR James. But it was always a vision within a context, and after all these years have passed (along with James himself who died in 1989), the context remains crucial.
  90. Ware, Reuben: The Lands We Lost
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1974
    The Lands We Lost is a history of the cut-off lands and land losses from Indian reserves in British Columbia.
  91. Wark, Julie: A Terribly Human Challenge
    Joshua Oppenheimer's "The Act of Killing"

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    To make the movie, Joshua Oppenheimer approached the regime’s henchmen and spent eight years interviewing some of these killers.
  92. Warland, Betsy: Inversions
    Writing by Dykes, Queers & Lesbians

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1991
  93. Warne, Randi: Literature as Pulpit
    The Christian Social Activism of Nellie McClung

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1993
  94. Warnke, Brett: Unlawful Dissent
    New Laws Around the Globe Don't Curb Inequity, They Undercut Social Protests and Gag Free Speech

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The state is increasingly encroaching upon dissent as social conditions worsen.
  95. Warnock, John: Free Trade and the New Right Agenda
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
    A useful snapshot of the 'free trade' debate at the time of the 1988 Free Trade Agreement between the United States and Canada.
  96. Warnock, John: The Other Mexico
    The North American Triangle Completed

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1995
  97. Warnock, John: The Politics of Hunger
    The Global Food System

    Resource Type: Book
    Warnock's book is an attempt to explain within the context of the global food market why famine, malnutrition, poverty and disease are the flip side of affluence and waste. He examines the political question of who controls the production, processing and marketing of food products and the social and environmtntal impact on societies. He calls for a just food system that recognizes the needs of the people not just the profit demand of the corporate sector .
  98. Warnock, John W.: Leamington, Ontario: Growing Tomatoes in the Era of Free Trade
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Southwestern Ontario is the historic home of Canadian tomato growers. The bulk of the crop goes to processing, and since 1909 the dominant corporation had been H. J. Heinz, a food giant based in Pittsburgh. But in 2013 the Heinz Corporation was bought by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (26%) and 3G Capital (51%), based in Brazil. It was soon announced that they were planning to close their plant in Leamington. The story has been a snapshot of what has happened to the manufacturing industry in Ontario following the "free trade" agreements with the United States.
  99. Warnock, John W.: A Socialist Alternative For Canada
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1973
    A discussion on the future of the sociliast left in Canada and its relationship to the New Democratic Party.
  100. Warraq, Ibn: Defending the West: A Critique of Edward Said's Orientalism
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2008
    A methodical deconstruction of Edward Said's Orientalism.
  101. Warren, Bill: Imperialism: Pioneer of Capitalism
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1980
    Argues that the accepted theories of imperialism are profoundly flawed.
  102. Warren, Ron: Slums, 21st Century Wars
    Against The Current vol. 130

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    How have homo sapiens managed to achieve a highly technological, seemingly advanced “civilization,” while producing the horrors described by Mike Davis in Planet of Slums?
  103. Warren, Rosie; Nair. Yasmin: The Political Is Political: In Conversation With Yasmin Nair
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    An activist and writer based in Chicago, Nair is one of the founders of Against Equality, a group that was born in 2009, initially as an online archive of pieces that were critical of the gay-marriage movement and mainstream gay politics.
  104. Warschawski, Michael: A Commentary from Israel: Peace Camp - Dead or Alive?
    Against The Current vol. 119

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    A few weeks ago my friend Ilan Pappé published an article under the title "There is no peace camp in Israel." These words were originally spoken in a lecture delivered by the intellectual activist—or the activist intellectual—at a conference that took place in Fribourg, in the framework of the Swiss Social Forum.
  105. Warschawski, Michael: Free Abdallah Abu Rahmah, Now!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    In a sense, Bilin is the Soweto, the Derry and the Chiapas of the beginning of the 21st century, with two specificities: it is a civic non-violent mobilization and it is based on a strong alliance between the local Palestinian population, the Israeli anti-colonialist movement and active international solidarity.
  106. Warschawski, Michael: George Bush's Unending War and Israel
    Against The Current vol. 125

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    The present U.S. strategy, defined by the neo-cons at the end of the 1980s, is no longer a strategy of stabilizing world order and building a “new Middle East” through multilateral negotiations, but imposing the “American age,” i.e. U.S. total hegemony, by a global non-ending preemptive war. The Israeli war against the Palestinian people and against Lebanon is part of this global war; indeed, it is the United States’ most advanced and important front.
  107. Warschawski, Michael: Palestinian Democracy
    Against The Current vol. 121

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    Few elections throughout the world have been perceived by the local population, as well as international observers, as democratic and transparent as the Palestinian ones. At first glance, Palestine seems to be the perfect example of the “democratization of the Middle East” that President George W. Bush and his administration are fighting for.
  108. Warschawski, Michael: Toward an Open Tomb
    The Crisis of Israeli Society

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2004
    Warschawski focuses especially on the effects of the occupation on the occupiers - that is, on Israeli society - rather than its victims.
  109. Warschawski, Michael: Towards a 'Israeli War Criminals Watch'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    It is upon us, every woman and man, in Israel and abroad, who fear for international public hygiene and international law, to unite forces in order to place before those war criminals the dilemma: risk being tried if they are found in countries in which the law permits this or remain locked in Israel.
  110. Warschawski, Michael: A View from Israel
    Against The Current vol. 151

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Michael Warschawski, a founder of the Alternative Information Center in Jerusalem, spoke with The Real News Network on Israeli reactions to the Egyptian uprising.
  111. Waseef, Amani: Misogyny reflected in Grocery Line
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1991
    Checking out the popular media at the grocery checkout.
  112. Washington, Linn Jr.: Dividing the Races to Benefit the Rich
    Prison Populism?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Race baiting broadcast agitators like Beck and Rush Limbaugh have their audiences believing the factually flawed foolishness that the reason they are falling behind economically is because the federal government is fawning over blacks lavishing them with unearned benefits. The reason for the loss of jobs, homes and dreams of comfortable futures driving white working class (and middle class) ire is not benefits to blacks but naked greed on Wall Street and in the suites of mega-corporations that triggered America's economic collapse.
  113. WashingtonsBlog: How to Spot - and Defeat - Disruption on the Internet
    The 15 Rules of Web Disruption

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Over a number of years, we've found that the most effective way to fight disruption and disinformation is to link to a post such as this one which rounds up disruption techniques, and then to cite the disinfo technique you think is being used.
  114. Wasley, Andrew: Deformities, sickness and livestock deaths: the real cost of GM animal feed?
    Deformities, Sickness and Livestock Death

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Feeding animals a diet containing genetically modified (GM) ingredients or more specifically feed made from GM soya and sprayed with the controversial herbicide glyphosate is responsible for deformities and other defects in pigs.
  115. Wasserman, Harvey: Hard Core Green
    How to Kick Corporate Butt

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Two uncompromised green activists and writers completely focused on winning, and utterly void of bullshit.
  116. Waters, Mary Alice: Rosa Luxemburg Speaks
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1970
    A selection of speeches and writings by Rosa Luxemburg.
  117. Watkins, Mel: Madness and Ruin
    Politics and Economy in the Neoconservative Age

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992
    Watkin's book, based on his monthly articles in This Magazine is a scathing attack on the Mulroney government's adoption of neo-conservative economics. With their adoption of Reaganite policies they have cut back on transfer payments to the provinces thus hitting secondary school funding and medicare. They have also linked Canada to the United States with the adoption of the Free Trade Agreement and launched a full scale attack on the welfare state. The NDP is not spared his criticism and is blasted for its "appalling" performance in the free- trade election. It is a poweful jounalistic book that stands up well despite the passage of years.
  118. Watkins, Mel: Waffle
    Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia

    Resource Type: Article
    A group established in 1969 as a left-wing caucus within the New Democratic Party.
  119. Watkins, Peter: La Commune
    (Paris, 1871)

    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 2000
    A historical drama about the Paris Commune in 1871 set in the style of a documentary. The Paris rebels offer their own thoughts and feelings on social and political reforms while a journalist for Versailles Television provides an official view of events.
  120. Watson, Bill: Counter-Planning on the Shop Floor
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1971
  121. Watson, Debra: PBS's Red Metal: The Copper Country Strike of 1913 commemorates Michigan's bitter labor past
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    One hundred years ago, a major strike by copper miners was continuing in the Keweenaw Peninsula, which protrudes into Lake Superior in northern Michigan. In the middle of the months-long battle against intransigent mine owners, at least 73 people, mostly children, were killed in a horrific incident at a celebration on Christmas Eve in 1913.
  122. Watson, Louise: She never was afraid
    The biography of Annie Buller

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1976
    The story of Annie Buller, a Canadian trade union activist and Communist.
  123. Watson, Mary Ann; Whitlock, Flint: Breaking the Bonds
    The Realities of Sexually Open Relationships

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1982
    An examination of the lives of (American) people involved in socially and/or sexually open relationships.
  124. Watson, Patrick: The Struggle for Democracy
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
    A sweeping illustrated survey of the growth of democracy, its heroes and heroines, its enemies, its failures and successes.
  125. Watson, Paul Joseph: Provocateur Cops Caught Disguised As Anarchists At G20
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    At every single major summit over the past few years, authorities have inserted agent provocateurs into protest groups in order to spy on them and if necessary, provoke violence to justify oppressive police brutality in the eyes of the watching world.
    We have documented numerous different occasions where the leadership of the black bloc anarchists were actually working with the authorities to provide a pretext for a police state crackdown.
    During the previous G20 protest in London, black bloc anarchists were allowed by police to smash up bank buildings while being accompanied by more press photographers than other protesters in what was obviously a stage-managed spectacle for mass consumption
  126. Watson, Paul Joseph: Who Controls The Black Bloc Anarchists?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Whose interests do the violent actions of the black bloc benefit? The interests of the general public in using free speech as a means of political change? Or the interests of the authorities in providing the perfect pretext with which to crush and outlaw that free speech? You can't overthrow the entire system by smashing one bank and starting a bonfire. Real political change takes generations of struggle, decades of building respected educational platforms, and a gargantuan grass-roots movement focused on taking power on the local level and expanding upwards. Throwing a brick through a window isn't going to achieve anything other than making the vast majority of the general public despise you even more, and support the very systems of power that you are supposedly opposing. The black bloc sect exist to provide the media with violent footage with which to demonize legitimate protesters.
  127. Watson, Steve: SPP Agent Provocateur Cops Caught Red Handed Attempting To Incite Violence
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    Peaceful protestors at the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) summit in Montebello have captured sensational video of hired agent provocateurs attempting to incite rioting and turn the protest violent, only to encounter brave resistance from real protest leaders.
  128. Watts, Jonathan: The Amazon tribe protecting the forest with bows, arrows, GPS and camera traps
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    With authorities ineffective, the 2,200-strong Ka'apor, in the Brazilian state of Maranhão, are taking on the illegal loggers with technology and direct action. Now the Ka'apor are seeking support through NGOs and the media.
  129. Watts, Jonathan: Berta Cáceres, Honduran eco-defender, murdered
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Berta Cáceres, Honduran indigenous and environmental rights campaigner, has been murdered, days after she was threatened for opposing a hydroelectric project. Her death has prompted international outrage, and a flood of tributes to a courageous defender of the natural world.
  130. Watts, Josh: The Representation of Torture in the 'War on Terror'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    A nation cannot claim to act to promote democracy and human rights whilst it kidnaps citizens the world over, places them in secret detention and tortures them.
  131. Waubageshig: The Only Good Indian
    Essays by Canadian Indians

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1970
    The authors of this book are native people, mostly young, from coast to coast in Canada. They are thoughtful, angry, poetic, full of a generous passion to improve their lives.
  132. Way, Jamie: The Property Waiver Regime: Nicaragua's Continued Punishment
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
  133. Way, Jamie (Director): School Zone
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2008
    Humourous video that explores the benefits and protection the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation has gained for members through advocacy and collective bargaining.
  134. Wayman, Tom: Money and Rain: Tom Wayman Live!
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1975
  135. Wayne, Leslie: Paradise of Untouchable Assets
    Secrecy for Sale: Inside the Global Offshore Money Maze

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Trusts held in the Cook Islands can put money beyond the reach of the American legal system.
  136. Wayne, Leslie; Carr, Kelly; Guevara, Marina Walker; Cabra, Mar; Hudson, Michael: Leaked Documents Expose Global Companies' Secret Tax Deals in Luxembourg
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Pepsi, IKEA, FedEx and 340 other international companies have secured secret deals from Luxembourg, allowing many of them to slash their global tax bills while maintaining little presence in the tiny European duchy, leaked documents show.
  137. Wayne, Randy; Staves, Mark: Model scientists
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    In contrast to the plethora of day-to-day conversations on how to fit into the
    administrators directives, this essay provides a historical context, particularly though its extensive bibliography, to encourage today's biologists to question authority and question nature.
  138. Weaver, Matthew: How Brown Moses exposed Syrian arms trafficking from his front room
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    A Leicester-based blogger's monitoring of weapons used in conflict has been taken up by media and human rights groups. Never having been near a warzone has not stopped him from breaking some of the most important stories on the Syrian conflict in the last year.
  139. Weavers, Cisco Houston, Odetta, Baez, Ian & Sylvia, Judy Collins, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Kingston Trio: This Land is Your Land
    Songs of Freedom

    Resource Type: Audio
  140. Webber, Jeffery: Revolution against "progress": the TIPNIS struggle and class contradictions in Bolivia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Evo Morales's green light to a decades-old project to build a highway connecting Villa Tunari north to San Ignacio de Moxos through the indigenous territory and national park known as TIPNIS (Territorio Indígena del Parque Nacional Isiboro-Sécure), was the catalyst of his government's unpopular ratings.
  141. Webber, Jeffery R.: Bolivia After the Referendum
    Against The Current vol. 137

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    The month following Bolivia's recall referendum on August 10, 2008 tragically confirmed the class polarization of that country. The right-wing autonomists of the Santa Cruz, Pando, Beni, Tarija and Sucre departments (states or provinces) escalated their destabilization campaign against the Morales government, while the latter singularly failed to assert its rightful democratic control over all Bolivian territory. A small, racist and virulently right-wing minority has been able to shut down large parts of the country and spill indigenous peasant blood with impunity.
  142. Webber, Jeffery R.: Bolivia: Evo Morales' First 100 Days
    Against The Current vol. 123

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    On December 18, 2005 the Movimiento al Socialismo (Movement Toward Socialism, MAS) party won an historic 54% of the popular vote in the Bolivian general elections. MAS leader Evo Morales, an indigenous man of mixed Aymara-Quechua descent who came of age politically as a peasant union leader in the anti-imperialist cocalero (coca grower) movement of the Chapare region, became president. MAS assumed the governance of Bolivia on January 22, 2006.
  143. Webber, Jeffery R.: Bolivia's Autonomist Right -- A Dangerous Threat
    Against The Current vol. 135

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    Autonomist right-wing forces in the Bolivian department (state) of Santa Cruz — acting through the offices of the prefecture (governorship) and Santa Cruz Civic Committee — held an illegal May 4 rerendum on departmental autonomy. According to the consulting agency Captura Consulting the “yes” side won 85% of the votes cast, with 15% against. However, many organizations within the left-indigenous bloc of the department had called for a boycott of the referendum, and were successful in obtaining an abstention rate of over 40%. Compare that to the remarkably low abstention rate of 15% in the December 2005 general elections that brought Evo Morales, the country’s first indigenous president, to office at the national level. Nonetheless, the right declared results a triumphant victory.
  144. Webber, Jeffery R.: Empire, Religion and Liberation
    Against The Current vol. 135

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    “At least 10 Palestinians were killed in Gaza on Sunday by Israeli fire,” today’s New York Times reports as I write this review, “bringing the number of Palestinians killed since Wednesday… to more than 100.” One Palestinian in Gaza laments, “There is an attack every five or ten minutes. It keeps our nerves on edge and our senses strained. There is so much rage at what is happening; especially the scenes of murdered children and babies.” According to the Israeli human-rights group, B’Tselem, approximately half of the dead were unarmed civilians, and a quarter were children.
  145. Webber, Jeffery R.: Liberation, Then What?
    Against The Current vol. 124

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    In a lucid contribution to our understanding of contemporary Africa, David Seddon and Leo Zeilig recently charted that continent's two waves of popular protest and class struggle over the last 40 years, as well as pointing to signs of a nascent third wave.
  146. Webber, Jeffery R.: The Rebellion in Bolivia
    Against The Current vol. 116

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    From the inspiring rebellion of the indigenous and popular classes of the Bolivian altiplano (high plateau),(1) the eruption of the 690,000-strong shantytown of El Alto, and the popular neighborhoods in the hillsides of the capital La Paz in the “Gas War” of October 2003, emerged the “October Agenda,” a list of popular demands to remake the country in the name of the poor and the indigenous majority.
  147. Webber, Jeffery R.: Where Is Venezuela Going?
    Against The Current vol. 144

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Steve Ellner's latest book, Rethinking Venezuelan Politics, is an important contribution to our understanding of Venezuela under Hugo Chávez. It brings a deeply historical perspective to the topic, something almost universally lacking in the growing number of short-sighted texts on the country’s politics. It also offers the opportunity for a discussion of the complexities of the “Bolivarian process” as it unfolds.
  148. Webber, Jeffery R.; Spronk, Susan: Venezuela: Voices on the Struggle
    Against The Current vol. 148

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    In mid-June 2010, we caught up with three revolutionary socialist activists, Gonzalo Gómez, Stalin Pérez Borges, and Luis Primo in Caracas, Venezuela to discuss their views on the contradictions and prospects of the Bolivarian process.
  149. Webster, David: Canada to allow new arms sales
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1991
    Canada is expanding its exports of arms.
  150. Wedes, Justin: We Must Support Detroit's Fight for the Right to Water
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Detroit is shutting off water to 40% of residents to prepare the water system for a corporate buyout. Residents are organizing to resist the water shuttoffs, anti-democratic rule and the demands of Wall Street - but they need our help.
  151. Weedall, Gemma: Capitalism is failing the planet
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    If we continue with capitalist business as usual, there will be disastrous consequences for humanity. Capitalism is in unavoidable conflict with environmental sustainability because of three key features that are inherent to the system.
  152. Weeks, John: For an easy win on carbon emissions - cut global trade!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    If the world's leaders really cared about climate change, there's one easy way to reduce emissions -- drop the obsession with increasing trade, and all the pollution that goes with it. A world based on local production, consumption and finance will be a better one for people and the environment.
  153. Weeks, John et al.: What is to be done with the banks? Radical proposals for radical changes
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Nine years after the outbreak of the financial crisis that continues to produce damaging social effects through the austerity policies imposed on victim populations, it's time to take another look at the commitments that were made at that time by bankers, financiers, politicians and regulatory bodies. Those four players have failed fundamentally in the promises they made in the wake of the crisis – to moralise the banking system, separate commercial banks from investment banks, end exorbitant salaries and bonuses, and finally finance the real economy. We didn't believe those promises at the time, and for good reason.
  154. Wegemer, Chris: Letter to the Editors
    Against The Current vol. 161

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The argument for sweatshops comes not only from “free market” ideologues but sometimes from voices of establishment liberalism. An argument against.
  155. Wehrle, Cole: Public Universities in Peril
    Against The Current vol. 135

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    It's hare to imagine that only a year ago the privatization of a public university would emerge as a major political issue in Bloomington, Indiana. That is not to say the topic took the community by surprise. As early as 1994, the Indiana University’s Board of Trustees formed various tasks forces to evaluate the university’s potential for privatization.
  156. Wei Jingsheng: The Fifth Modernization
    China's Spirit of Democracy

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1978
    Wei Jingsheng, a 28-year-old electrician, posted this on the “Democracy Wall” in Beijing in 1978.
  157. Weil, Janet: Gunman as Hero, Children as Targets, Iraq as Backdrop
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    American Sniper, directed by Clinton Eastwood about Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle,
    is not only the latest blockbuster but also a war propaganda.
  158. Weil, Robert: Red Cat, White Cat
    China and the Contradictions of 'Market Socialism'

    Resource Type: Book
    Begins by examining the tensions growing within "market socialism." Weil provides background on marketization, the class forces that produced it, and the polarization and social dislocation that it is generating.
  159. Weinberg, Martin S.; Williams, Colin J.; Pryor, Douglas W.: Dual Attraction
    Understanding Bisexuality

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1994
    800 residents of San Francisco participated in interviews about the nature of bisexual attraction, and how sexual preference can change.
  160. Weinberg, Paul: Political activist Ken Stone takes CSIS to task for alleged harassment
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    What is it like to be targeted by Canada's spy agency? Veteran anti-war and environmental activist Ken Stone knows firsthand and is willing to talk about it.
  161. Weinberg, Paul: The Praxis Affair
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A cautionary story of what might happen if we return to the bad old days of the RCMP Security Service, which was caught disrupting and using dirty tricks against a wide range of unsuspecting groups before it was eventually disbanded.
  162. Weinberg, Paul: The Praxis Affair
    There's a reason we put limits on spying within Canada

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    This is a cautionary story of what might happen if we return to the bad old days of the RCMP Security Service, which was caught disrupting and using dirty tricks against a wide range of unsuspecting groups before it was eventually disbanded, its spying responsibilities handed to a newly formed Canadian Security Intelligence Service.
  163. Weinbery, Paul: The Last Post Files: Fighting subversion or protecting the government from embarrassment?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The Last Post was one of the best alternative publications of the 1970s. While the small team of journalists was creating solid investigative journalism, the RCMP Security Service was keeping a close watch. One of its aims? Protect the government from embarrassment.
  164. Weiner, Tim: Growing Poverty Is Shrinking Mexico's Rain Forest
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2002
    The struggle for land has started to pit the Zapatista rebel movement against ecologists who want to save the remains of the forest. The Zapatistas declared war on Mexico's government nearly nine years ago over the poverty of peasants in Chiapas. Today the movement criticizes efforts to conserve the bioreserve as a "war of extermination against our indigenous communities."
  165. Weinroth, Michelle: UN's 1947 Partition Plan made Palestine a deal it had to refuse
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Weinroth analyzes the reasons behind Palestinians' refusal of the Partition Plan, reasons that have been largely dismissed in favour of casting their actions in an unfavourable light and thereby justifying Israeli colonization.
  166. Weinstein, Allen; Gatell, Frank Otto; Sarasohn, David (eds.): American Negro Slavery (Third Edition)
    A Modern Reader

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1968   Published: 1979
    Incorporating significant and at times controversial literature on questions about the institution of slavery and the social and cultural response of the slaves to their enslavement, this collection offers thirteen readings, eight of them new to this edition.
  167. Weinstein, Harvey: Father, Son and CIA
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
  168. Weintraub, Laura S.: No Place Like Home
    A Discussion Paper about Living and Working in Ontario's Long-Term Care Facilities

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1995
  169. Weir, Alison: Against Our Better Judgement
    How the U.S. was used to create Israel

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
    An account of how U.S. support enabled the creation of modern Israel, and of how U.S. politicians pushed this policy over the forceful objections of top diplomatic and military experts.
  170. Weir, Alison: Calling Bono
    Your Palestinian Gandhis Exist ... in Graves and Prisons

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Palestinians have been engaging in nonviolence for decades. The reality is that nonviolence is only as powerful as its visibility to the world.
  171. Weir, Alison: Christian Evangelicals Increasingly Support Palestinian Human Rights
    David Brog, the Attorney Behind CUFI

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Support for Israel is eroding among American evangelical Christians, with only 30 percent in a recent survey stating support for Israel above Palestinians.
  172. Weir, Alison: Introduction to the Israel Lobby
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The Israel lobby is one of the most powerful and pervasive special interest groups in the United States. It consists of a multitude of powerful institutions and individuals that work to influence Congress, the president, academia, the media, religious institutions, and American public opinion on behalf of Israel.
  173. Weir, Alison: Israel's New Travel Ban
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Weir calls attention to the bizarre state of affairs in which the recent Israeli travel ban denying entry to anyone supporting Boycott, Sanctions, and Divestment against Israel is denied entry to Palestine as well as Israel. What right does Israel have, asks Weir, to decide who may or may not visit Palestine?
  174. Weir, Alison: Shot in the Head
    Gabrielle Giffords, Tom Hurndall and Palestinian Children

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    In the past 10 years Israeli forces have killed at least 255 Palestinian minors by fire to the head, and the number may actually be greater, since in many instances the specific bodily location of the lethal trauma is unlisted. In addition, this statistic does not include the many more Palestinian youngsters shot in the head by Israeli soldiers who survived, in one form or another.
  175. Weir, Alison: Strip-Searching Children
    Humiliation and Child Abuse at Israeli Checkpoints

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    Israeli officials have been regularly strip-searching children for decades.
  176. Weir, Alison: The UN did NOT create Israel
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    UN General Assembly Resolution 181, the Partition Plan, was a recommendation that was to go to the Security Council. The resolution requested that the Security Council take it up. This never happened, and the partition plan has no force of law. Israeli propagandists, however, perpetrated the myth that the UN created Israel, and this interpretation was then been repeated by numerous others.
  177. Weir, Alison: Which came first? Palestinian rockets or Israeli violence?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Since US media are reporting the latest Israeli massacre in Gaza as though it is a defensive action, I thought I would set the record straight. Israeli forces shelled and invaded Gaza BEFORE the rockets began. Rockets were fired only after numerous Palestinians, including many children, had been killed.
  178. Weir, David; Schapiro, Mark: Circle of Poison: Pesticides and People in a Hungry World
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1981
  179. Weir, Doug: Why Did the US Use Depleted Uranium Weapons in Syria?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The recent confirmation by the US that DU ammunition was used in two attacks in Syria in late 2015 raises a number of troubling questions. Firstly, why was DU used? Has it been used again? Will it be used again?
  180. Weir, Jean: Angry Brigade: Documents and Chronology, 1967-1984
    Resource Type: Article
    The eight libertarian militants on trial in the Old Bailey in 1972 who were chosen by the British State to be the `conspirators' of the Angry Brigade, found themselves facing not only the class enemy with all its instruments of repression, but also the obtusity and incomprehension -- when not condemnation -- of the organised left.
  181. Weir, Stan: The Informal Work Group
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1973
    Stan Weir on some of his life experiences at work and what he saw as the "the only organizational form opposed to formal bureaucracies which cannot be captured by them", the informal work group.
  182. Weir, Stan: Just a Matter of Gloves
    Resource Type: Article
    An account of a work stoppage over the issue of gloves being supplied in a factory.
  183. Weir, Stan: Meetings with James Baldwin
    Resource Type: Article
    Stan Weir writes about his relationship with writer James Baldwin.
  184. Weir, Stan: The Oakland General Strike of 1946
    Resource Type: Article
    An account of the General Strike in Oakland, California.
  185. Weir, Stan: Rank and File Networks: A Way to Fight Concessions
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1983
    Suggests rank and file networks to fight workplace closings and to circumvent the official unions.
  186. Weir, Stan: The Role of the Individual and the Group in the Creation of Work Cultures
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1980
    Stan Weir compares wildcat strikes in Poland and San Diego and their basis in the 'informal work group'.
  187. Weir, Stan: Singlejack Solidarity 
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2004
    Gathered here for the first time, Weir's writings are equal parts memoir, labour history, and polemic; taken together, they document a crucial chapter in the life story of working-class America.
  188. Weir, Stan: Unions with Leaders Who Stay on the Job (a.k.a. Class War Lessons)
    Resource Type: Article
    Stan Weir writes about direct action and on-the-job union leadership as a merchant marine in the 1940s.
  189. Weisbrot, Mark: America Likes Democracy, Except In Venezuela
    Chavez in the Crosshairs

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Venezuelans can be sure that their vote counts. The government in Venezuela has done everything to increase voter registration and participation.
  190. Weisbrot, Mark: Beat off the vulture's swoop
    The judge who took an economy hostage

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Emerging economies need to issue their state bonds in financial centres where the law blocks vulture funds from profiting from financial woes. New York is off the list.
  191. Weisbrot, Mark: The Class Conflict in Venezuela
    A Classic Struggle of Left v. Right

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The current protests in Venezuela are reminiscent of another historical moment when street protests were used by right-wing politicians as a tactic to overthrow the elected government. It was December of 2002, and I was struck by the images on U.S. television of what was reported as a “general strike,” with shops closed and streets empty.
  192. Weisbrot, Mark: Obama Pushes for Regime Change in Venezuela
    Once Again, South America Says No

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    When is it considered legitimate to try and overthrow a democratically-elected government? In Washington, the answer has always been simple: when the U.S. government says it is. Not surprisingly, that’s not the way Latin American governments generally see it.
  193. Weisman, Alan: The World Without Us 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2007
    A thought experiment to see what would happen to the planet if human beings simply disappeared.
  194. Weiss, Kenneth R: Poisoned: A dying bald eagle and its healers fight for a second chance
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Nearly three-quarters of the 22 lead-poisoned birds that had reached the Teton Raptor Center in recent years either died or were so far gone they had to be euthanized. But this eagle had so far survived what could have been a lethal dose.
  195. Weiss, Philip: In Hebron, a South African Compares Israeli Occupation to Apartheid
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    Israelis have generally blinded themselves to the apartheid in the back yard because if they did acknowledge it they would have to do something. This complacent blindering recalls the American south during the civil rights movement, or the founding fathers during slavery.
  196. Weiss, Suzanne: Holocaust survivor - why I support Palestinian rights
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    For me, the Israeli government's actions toward the Palestinians awaken horrific memories of my family's experiences under Hitlerism: the inhuman walls, the check points, the daily humiliations, killings, diseases, the systematic deprivation. There's no escaping the fact that Israel has occupied the entire country of Palestine, and taken most of the land, while the Palestinians have been expelled, walled off, and deprived of human rights and human dignity.
  197. Weiss, Suzanne: How to really fight anti-Semitism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
  198. Weissman, Susan: Economic Crisis & Fundamentalism
    Against The Current vol. 118

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    Susan Weissman interviews John Daly.
  199. Weissman, Susan: The Ideas of Victor Serge 
    A Life as a Work of Art

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1997
    Victor Serge devoted his life and his brilliant pen to the revolution which for him knew no frontiers. An anarchist turned Bolshevik, he was unorthodox by nature, often a heretic but never a renegade. This important collection presents a still insufficiently known revolutionary figure through testimonials and essays on his literary praxis.
  200. Weissman, Susan: Interview with Gilbert Achcar
    Against The Current vol. 122

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    On the third anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, Susan Weissman interviewed Gilbert Achcar for her program, "Beneath the Surface," on KPFK, Pacifica radio in Los Angeles. In the following excerpt, Achcar discusses the questions of immediate withdrawal and civil war in Iraq.
  201. Weissman, Susan: Kyrgyzstan After Akayev
    Against The Current vol. 118

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    Kyrgyzstan’s March 2005 “Tulip Revolution,” if something less than really a revolution, resulted in its president, Askar Akayev, fleeing the country. Once hailed as the most democratic leader in the region, Akayev was overthrown by spontaneous demonstrations of a population angered by corruption, nepotism, economic despair and demoralization.
  202. Weissman, Susan: The Russian Revolution Revisited
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1998
    THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION is dead. The last of its veterans and contemporaries are gone, and the working class of today has little or no connection to the revolutionary movements of the inter-war generation that were inspired by the Russian Revolution. Revolutionary leftists may still debate the "Russian Question," but the workers and students of the present have little idea what the quarrels are about.
  203. Weissman, Susan: Russia's Chechnya Syndrome
    Against The Current vol. 84

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2000
    The near-genocidal war that Russia's Putin-Yeltsin government is waging in Chechnya is cynical on many counts. Some might compare it to U.S. efforts to end the “Vietnam syndrome” by engaging in small wars certain of victory without U.S. casualties.
  204. Weissman, Susan: Scamming Social Security
    Against The Current vol. 117

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    Susan Weissman interviews Michael Hudson. Susan Weissman, an editor of Against the Current, interviewed author Michael Hudson this past April on her program “Beneath the Surface” on radio station KPFK, Pacifica in Los Angeles. Many thanks to Walter Tanner for transcribing. The following is an abridged and edited text of the interview.
  205. Weissman, Susan: Seattle: "What Democracy Looks Like"
    Against The Current vol. 84

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2000
    Susan Weissman interviews Dana Frank, Leone Hankey and Lisa Fithian. The explosive significance of the mobilization against the World Trade Organization conference in Seattle has altered the terms of the "free trade" debate. We present here brief edited excerpts from a discussion broadcast on KPFK-FM in Los Angeles, on the program "Beneath the Surface" hosted by Suzi Weissman, December 13, 1999.
  206. Weissman, Susan: South Africa After Marikana - Interview
    Against The Current vol. 161

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Suzi Weissman interviews Leonard Gentle.
  207. Weissman, Susan: Victor Serge: For Our Time
    Against The Current vol. 136

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
  208. Weissman, Susan: Vlady: ¡Presente!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    He belonged to a unique generation who saw clearly, fought tenaciously, but were defeated. Vlady was generous of spirit and intellect, an artist and a revolutionary to his core; he refused compromise yet socialized in wide circles of poets, politicians, writers, artists and dignitaries.
  209. Weissman, Suzi: Remembering a Revolutionary Artist: Vlady Presente!
    Against The Current vol. 118

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    Vlady Kibalchich, born in Petrograd, Russia in June 1920, died on July 21, 2005 at home (in his studio) in Cuernavaca, Mexico after a difficult battle with cancer which began as a melanoma, but spread to his brain. He was 85.
  210. Weissman, Suzi: The Russian-Georgian Clash
    Against The Current vol. 136

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    Interview with Ronald Grigor Suny.
  211. Weissman, Suzi: A Short History of Big Brother
    Against The Current vol. 109

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    Interview with Christian Parenti.
  212. Weissman, Suzi: Surviving When the State Disappeared: Community vs. Katrina
    Against The Current vol. 119

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    Suzi Weissman interviews Mike Davis. Suzi Weissman interviewed author Mike Davis for her "Beneath the Surface" program on KPFK, Pacifica radio in Los Angeles. The discussion was transcribed by Alice Taylor and edited for publication.
  213. Weissman, Suzi: 25 Years After the Gdansk Uprising
    Against The Current vol. 121

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    Suzi Weissman interviews David Ost. The occupation of the Gdansk shipyard by Polish workers in 1980, demanding recognition of their independent trade union Solidarnosc, rocked the Eastern bloc and inspired the world. A quarter century later, Communist rule is only a bad memory but the present realities for the Polish working class are a grim choice between neoliberalism and reactionary psedo-populism. The following interview with David Ost, conducted by Suzi Weissman November 28, 2005 for her radio program “Beneath the Surface” on KPFK in Los Angeles (90.7 FM), explores what’s happened to post-Solidarity Poland. It has been edited for publication here.
  214. Weissman, Suzi: What's the Matter with the System?
    Against The Current vol. 137

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
  215. Weissman, Suzi: Wilebaldo Solano As I Knew Him
    Against The Current vol. 152

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    I first met Wilebaldo Solano in Paris in 1997 after corresponding with him since the late 1980s. I had translated an article Wilebaldo wrote about Victor Serge and the POUM,(1) and finally meeting him was an inexplicably emotional occasion, a moment of warmth, solidarity and enthusiasm for us (Wilebaldo, his wife Maria Teresa and myself).
  216. Weizman, Eyal: The Hollow Land
    Israel's Architecture of Occupation

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2007
    Groundbreaking exposé of Israel's terrifying reconceptualization of geopolitics in the Occupied Territories and beyond.
  217. Weizman, Eyal and Sheikh, Fazal: The Conflict Shoreline
    Colonization as Climate Change in the Negev Desert

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    The village of al-'Araqib has been destroyed and rebuilt more than seventy times in the "battle over the Negev," an ongoing Israeli state campaign to uproot the Bedouins from the northern threshold of the desert. Unlike other frontiers fought over during the Israel–Palestine conflict, however, this threshold is not demarcated by fences and walls but advances and recedes in response to cultivation, colonization, displacement, urbanization, and climate change.
  218. Weller, Ken: The BLSP dispute: the story of the strike
    Resource Type: Article
    A detailed account and analysis of an important strike at the British Light Steel Pressings plant against job cuts in 1961, which was undermined by the unions and eventually defeated.
  219. Weller, Ken: The Lordstown Struggle and the Real Crisis in Production
    Solidarity Pamphlet 45

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1973
    An attempt to document some important tendencies developing in the motor car industry but which are relevant to modern production as a whole.
  220. Weller, Nathan: Farmer Cooperatives, Not Monsanto, Supply El Salvador With Seeds
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In the face of overwhelming competition skewed by the rules of free trade, farmers in El Salvador have managed to beat the agricultural giants like Monsanto and Dupont to supply local corn seed to thousands of family farmers. Local seed has consistently outperformed the transnational product, and farmers helped develop El Salvador’s own domestic seed supply–all while outsmarting the heavy hand of free trade.
  221. Weller, Phil: Fresh Water Seas
    Saving the Great Lakes

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
    Weller takes readers on a tour of the Great Lakes region, tracing its natural history from the time before human habitation. He describes how the region has been affected by uncontrolled development to the point where it now contains one of the planet's most intensive concentrations of industrial and agricultural activity.
  222. Wells, Don: Soft Sell
    Quality of Working Life Programs and the Productivity Race

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
    Quality of Working Life is a grab-bag of programs that promise workplace improvements and greater job satisfaction in exchange for increased productivity on the part of Canadian workers. But, says Don Wells, the promise of a new way to satisfy workers' needs has been proven false. Wells shows that QWL programs can present a direct, though carefully hidden, threat to the union movement.
  223. Wells, H.G.: A Modern Utopia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1905
  224. Wells, H.G.: The Time Machine
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1895
  225. Wellstone, Paul: How the Rural Poor Got Power: Narrative of a Grassroots Organizer
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2003
    The author's experiences as an activist in rural Minnesota.
  226. Welton, Michael: Capitalism is the West's Dominant Religion
    Reflections on the Religion of the Market

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Welton describes capitalism as the dominant religion in the West, where Economics is the new theology of this global religion of the market and consumerism its highest good.
  227. Welton, Michael: Information is Everywhere and Everywhere We are Ignorant
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    An international survey of young people in the US and other countries asked 56 questions about geography and current events. The organization’s survey discovered that about 87% of Americans could not place Iraq on the map. Americans could find on average only seven of the 16 countries in the quiz. Only 71% of the surveyed Americans could locate the Pacific Ocean, the world’s largest body of water.
  228. Welzenbach, Chris: The Dreadful Chronology of Gaddafi's Murder
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Since 2003, Gaddafi had worked hard to repair his reputation for financing terrorism; his proposal for a trans-African banking system never reached fruition. Freedom and justice were never part of the West's agenda.
  229. West, Jon: What Socialists Stand For
    An introduction to resistance

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1981
    An introduction to socialism which tries to answer questons such as "Isn't it against human nature? Won't it mean an end to democracy? Doesn't it only apply to poor countries?
  230. West, Michael O.: The Targeting of Walter Rodney
    Against The Current vol. 120

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    On October 15, 1968 the government of Jamaica barred Walter Rodney from returning to the island. A lecturer at the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Rodney had been out of the country attending a Black Power conference in Canada. The Guyanese-born Rodney was no stranger to Jamaica, having graduated from UWI in 1963. He returned to his alma mater as a faculty member at the beginning of 1968, after doing graduate studies in England and working briefly in Tanzania.
  231. West, Michelle: The No-Bull Guide To Getting Published and making it as a writer
    Everything you need to know to break into and prosper in this exciting and lucrative field

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
    A guide to making it as a freelance writer.
  232. West, Sarah Myers: Research Shows Internet Shutdowns and State Violence Go Hand in Hand in Syria
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    When an oppressive regime blocks Internet access during social unrest, violence usually follows. This is a pattern that has become famous with the Arab Spring but is the violence that follows a response to the repression of free speech? Or is the repression of free speech a means to another end? New research suggests the latter. Using Syria as a case study, it seems that governments blackout the Internet as a means for security forces to gain some tactical advantage when they violently engage protesters.
  233. West, W. Gordon and Ruth Morris, eds.: The Case for Penal Abolition
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2000
    A collection of essays on various aspects of the penal abolition movement and its arguments.
  234. West, W.J. [ed.]: Orwell
    The War Broadcasts

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1986
  235. Westberg, Gunnar: Close Calls: We Were Much Closer to Nuclear Annihilation Than We Ever Knew
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The proposition that nuclear weapons can be retained in perpetuity and never used -- accidentally or by decision -- defies credibility. This unanimous statement was published by the Canberra Commission in 1996. Among the commission members were internationally known former ministers of defense and of foreign affairs and generals.
  236. Westbrook, Stephanie: A Concerted Effort From Europe Against Israeli Produce Exporter Agrexco
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    In Montpellier, France, over 100 activists from 9 countries gathered for the first ever European Forum Against Agrexco. Delegates from Italy, UK, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Spain, Germany and Palestine joined the French organizers for two full days of workshops aimed at strengthening the boycott campaign against the Israeli agricultural export giant.
  237. Westen, Van Dirk: No Unity of the Police and the Community is Possible or Desirable
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    After the police murders of Alton Sterling, 37, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile, 32, of St. Paul, Minnesota, we are asked to embrace the police, to form a partnership, to work together. From President Barack Obama on down, Democratic and Republican party politicians have called upon the police and communities to unite to solve our common problems.
  238. Westmaas, Nigel: Revolutionary Centennial: Guyana's 1905 Rebellion
    Against The Current vol. 114

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    1905 was a landmark year in the history of Guyana, as it was for several places around the world. In Russia, the Tsar and his troops shot workers delivering a petition in St. Petersburg. In Bengal there were communal shootings; in South West Africa the German massacre of the Herero people was in full progress.
  239. Westmoreland, John: The Dignity of Chartism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Dorothy Thompson's writing on Chartism showed early working-class politics as it really was, a real challenge to the ruling class of the time, says John Westmoreland.
  240. Weston, Anthony: How to Re-Imagine the World
    A Pocket Guide for Practical Visionaries

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    A conceptual toolbox for imagining and initiating radical social change.
  241. Weston, Joe (ed.): Red and Green
    The New Politics of the Environment

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1986
    In order for green politics to work, we need to develop a total policy for the environment, a social policy which views capitalist industry as the destroyer of the world we live in.
  242. Wetzel, Tom: The Capitalist City or the Self-Managed City?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    The opposite of gentrification should not be decay and abandonment but the democratization of housing. Community land trusts may be a way of working towards this goal.
  243. Wetzel, Tom: Debate with the International Socialist Organization Continued
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    From a libertarian socialist point of view, the “self-emancipation of the working class” can’t happen unless the working class builds organized mass movements that they control, such as labor organizations. This is the fundamental basis of syndicalism as a revolutionary strategy.
  244. Wetzel, Tom: From Self-managed Solidarity Unionism to a Self-managed Society 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Capitalism is built on various forms of oppression and structural inequality. But the subordination and exploitation of the working class remains at the heart of the system. A liberatory program and strategy for a remake of society needs to explain how workers can escape the class cage.
  245. Wetzel, Tom: From the right-wing to the revolutionary left
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Tom Wetzel answers the question 'How were you radicalized?'.
  246. Wetzel, Tom: Gramsci & Syndicalism
    Resource Type: Article
    In a polemic against the syndicalists, Antonio Gramsci argued that the syndicalists were wrong in maintaining that unions were capable of being organs of workers' revolution. He said this confused a marketing organization of labor within capitalism -- the trade unions -- with an organization for running production in a socialized economy -- the workers councils. Because the function of a union is to affect the terms and conditions of the sale of labor to the employers, he argued, it is an organization specific to a capitalist society.
  247. Wetzel, Tom: The Hidden Costs of the New Economy
    A Study of the Northeast Mission Industrial Zone

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2000
  248. Wetzel, Tom: The Italian Factory Occupations of 1920
    When 600,000 workers seized control of their workplaces

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1988
    During the month of September, 1920, a widespread occupation of Italian factories by their workforces took place, which originated in the auto factories, steel mills and machine tool plants of the metal sector but spread out into many other industries: cotton mills and hosiery firms, lignite mines, tire factories, breweries and distilleries, and steamships and warehouses in the port towns. But this was not a sit-down strike; the workers continued production with their own in-plant organization. And railway workers, in open defiance of the management of the state-owned railways, shunted freight cars between the factories to enable production to continue. At its height about 600,000 workers were involved.
  249. Wetzel, Tom: Learning from Vienna
    Resource Type: Article
    The city housing program was the work of the Vienna social-democratic movement, based on the city's unions. At the end of World War I, Vienna had lost direct access to its markets in the former Austro-Hungarian Empire. Because Austria now had to export to the world market, the Austrian unions faced a difficult task if they tried to raise wages to enable workers to afford high rents. Faced with becoming uncompetitive, Austrian employers would put up a stiff fight and some might go bankrupt. This led the social-democrats to develop a strategy for improving workers' standard of living by lowering rents.
  250. Wetzel, Tom: Mussolini & Syndicalism
    Resource Type: Article
    Mussolini succeeded in persuading thousands of syndicalists including the main leaders of the syndicalist movement to support Italy's entry into the First World War. A majority of syndicalists, however, opposed the war.
  251. Wetzel, Tom: On Imperialist Barbarism & the Need for World Democracy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1991
    Four articles in Ideas & Action #16 (Fall 1991):
    1. The Destruction of Iraq: Why?
    2. The Rise and Decline of the American Empire
    3. Every Nation-State is Imperialist by Nature
    4. For National Autonomy within a World-wide Democracy
  252. Wetzel, Tom: On Organization 
    Resource Type: Article
    Discusses the democratic organizational forms appropriate to libertarian socialist organizations.
  253. Wetzel, Tom: Organizing Around Transit: At the Intersection of Environmental Justice and Class Struggle
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    For the older big cities in North America, public transit is critical to their daily functioning. Organizing among workers and riders on public transit has a strategic importance.
  254. Wetzel, Tom: The Origins of the Union Shop
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1986   Published: 1989
    Though the typical union contract nowadays contains some sort of union shop provision, union membership was voluntary under almost all CIO contracts prior to 1942. The dues "check off" was virtually unknown in the late '30s and dues were collected on the shop floor by shop stewards and committeemen.
  255. Wetzel, Tom: Review: International Socialist Review on "Contemporary Anarchism"
    Resource Type: Article
    The word "anarchism" is a rather vague word that covers such a wide variety of political views and approaches it is often hard to see how they have anything in common. This means it is also probably not very productive to produce "critiques" of anarchism that lump the many different viewpoints together.
  256. Wetzel, Tom: San Francisco Transit Fight
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
  257. Wetzel, Tom: A Self-management Approach to Housing
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2002
    Community land trusts (CLTs) have been formed in a number of communities in the USA in response to either disinvestment or gentrification. The CLT acquires land to take it permanently off the market and make it available for the use of the community. As a democratic organization, the CLT is intended to empower the community in determining what is done with land in that area. The CLT may rehab existing buildings, build new houses or apartment buildings, or do other types of development work.
  258. Wetzel, Tom: Small Is Not Beautiful: Life at the Bay Guardian
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1987
  259. Wetzel, Tom: Social Anarchism, Individualist Anarchism, the State and Leninism
    A Reply to the International Socialist Organization

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    I take it that social or Left-anarchism and libertarian socialism are the same thing. Both stand opposed to Leninism, and both stand opposed to individualist anarchism.
  260. Wetzel, Tom: Talk on Anarchism and Capitalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
  261. Wetzel, Tom: Venezuela from Below
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
  262. Wetzel, Tom: What is anarcho-syndicalism?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    Libertarian syndicalism interprets liberty as self-management or control over one's life, and believes that freedom for the working class requires the elimination of working class subordination to capitalist or state bosses.
  263. Wetzel, Tom: What is gentrification?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    Both gentrification and disinvestment are processes made up of the activities of certain kinds of social agents or institutions. Landlords, developers, and banks all play key roles. To understand how both decay and gentrification of urban neighborhoods happen, we need to look at the dynamics of capital flows into and out of the built environment.
  264. Wetzel, Tom: Why Consensus Decision-making Won't Work for Grassroots Unionism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Wetzel contrasts consensus decision-making with democratic decision-making to explain why the latter is more suited to activist groups.
  265. Wetzel, Tom: Workers' Liberation and Institutions of Self-management
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    Power can't be "abolished" any more than gravity can be. Rather, building a self-managing society means a shift from hierarchical structures that concentrate power at the top to new structures through which the mass of the people collectively exercise the power to control their work and the society as a whole.
  266. Wetzel, Tom: Workers Power and the Russian Revolution
    A review of Maurice Brinton's For Workers Power

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
  267. Wetzel, Tom: Workers Power and the Spanish Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1987   Published: 2006
  268. Wetzel, Tom; Edwards, Jake: UFCW: Strategy of Appeasement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1986
  269. Wexler, Alice: Emma Goldman in Exile: From the Russian Revolution to the Spanish Civil War
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
    Volume 2 of a biography of Emma Goldman.
  270. Wexler, Alice: An Intimate Life
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1984
    Volume 1 of a biography of Emma Goldman.
  271. Wexler, Emma: Emma Goldman in Exile
    Resource Type: Book
    The second and final volume of Wexler's life of Emma Goldman tells the story of her forced exile to Russia in 1919, the Spanich Civil War and finally her death in 1940 in Toronto. She became an eyewitness to the new Soviet state but had no qualms about airing her disagreements with their policies. Goldman would become dissolusioned with Lenin and Russia and ended up in political limbo-seen as pariah by the left and courted by the conservatives. The great triumph of the period was the brief time in Barcelona in 1936 when anarchism went from theory to reality. That moment however was fleeting as the communists defeated their leftist allies then themselves were destroyed by Franco. Goldman returned to North America a disappointed woman. As Wexler points however out she was one of the few who spoke out against the purges and massacres while others hid their cowardice behind cant.
  272. Weygman, Lorraine: Surviving and Thriving in a Crisis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2001
    Surviving and thriving in a crisis means joining hands for support and sharing information clearly, effectively and with respect for the human condition. Remember, you're never alone in a crisis - it just feels that way.
  273. Weymouth, Adam: Redemption Road
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    A four-month-long walk on an ancient pilgramage route offers young offenders a different pathway. Adam Weymouth reports on the slow healing of Oikoten.
  274. Wharton, Billy: The Sun Behind The Clouds Gives A Voice To Tibetan Dissidents
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam's The Sun Behind the Clouds is the latest offering in a long line of documentaries about Tibet. The distinctiveness of this edition derives from its willingness to portray the internal debates of the Tibetan movement and in the movie's attempts to give voice to Tibetans living in Tibet. These features moved the film from a typical propaganda piece about the oppression faced under the brutal grip of the People's Republic of China (PRC) to a serious examination of resistance strategies in Tibet and in its influential Diaspora.
  275. What's Left Editors: Has the meaning of "organizing" been forgotten?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Rising inequality, US anti-union laws crushing organized labour south of the boarder, and the slow unrelenting decline of union density here in Canada has renewed the focus on labour union organizing. The response from the leadership of the movement has been focused -- rightly -- on changes to law regulating labour unions that make it harder to organize. However, changing labour laws will not undo the slow decline in union density alone. Unions will also have to actually go out and talk to workers, sign them up, establish a local, bargain a first agreement, and enforce those terms.
  276. Wheeler, Ashley: Farmers join to save the seeds that feed us
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Farmers and growers in south-west England have united to reclaim the lost skill of seed saving. They are determined to grow, develop, share and disseminate open-pollinated seeds, and oppose EU laws granting commercial plant breeders a legal monopoly on the seeds that sustain our lives.
  277. Wheen, Francis: Karl Marx
    A Life

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1999
    A biography of Karl Marx that shows the human side as well as the intellectual and political dimensions.
  278. Wheen, Francis: Marx and the Working Class
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1999
    Francis Wheen's 1999 biography of Marx, from which this is extracted, painted a warts-and-all portrait which shatters all the romantic and orthodox-Marxist idealisations of the founder of modern communism, while leaving intact and perhaps clearer than ever, Marx’s essential humanist and critical insights into the trajectory of modernity.
  279. Wheldon, Anne: Solar heat - transforming rural enterprises around the tropics
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Solar energy is not just about electricity. It's also about heat - and three innovative projects highlighted by the Ashden Awards are showing how solar heat can dramatically reduce the carbon footprint of food processing and farming, while helping agricultural businesses increase profits.
  280. Whitaker, Brian: Unspeakable Love
    Gay amd Lesbian Life in the Middle East

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2006
  281. Whitaker, Cathy Seitz: Alternative Publications
    A Guide to Directories, Indexes, Bibliographies and other Sources

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1990
    A listing of bibliographies, indexes, review journals, directories and other sources about the alternative or small press world.
  282. Whitaker, Reg: Double Standard
    The Secret History of Canadian Immigration

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
    A focused examination of the right-wing political bias and dishonesty that has charecterized Canada's post-war immigration and refugee policies. Policies were profoundly influenced by the Cold War. The RCMP served as the chief screening instrument, relying heavily on the American-Counter Intelligence Corps which was cooperating closely with the Gehlen group staffed by ex-Nazis. While belonging to a Communist party was grounds for exclusion being an ex-Nazi as early as 1950 was no longer regarded as such. The acceptance of 60,000 "boat" people was applauded by Canadians because they were fleeing Communist opression but the efforts of a few thousand Central Americans were stymied by two repressive refugee bills because they were fleeing the "oppression of our side". Whitacker grants that Canada is a safe haven of peace and freedom but only to those who are ideologically correct.
  283. Whitaker, Reg: The End of Privacy
    How Total Surveillance Is Becoming a Reality

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1999
    Whitaker argues that we live in a surveillance society; in order to get rewards and privileges, we have to give up our personal privacy to the government and corporations.
  284. Whitaker, Reg: Political Protest
    Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia

    Resource Type: Article
    Political protest is the kind of political activity, eg, demonstrations, strikes and even violence, usually but not always undertaken by those who lack access to the resources of organized pressure groups, or by those whose values conflict sharply with those of the dominant elite.
  285. Whitaker, Reg; Kealey, Gregory S.; Parnaby, Andrew: Secret Service
    Political Policing in Canada From the Fenians to Fortress America

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2012
    A history of political policing in Canada.
  286. White, Ben: Israeli Apartheid: A Beginner's Guide
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2009
    A readable introduction to the history and practice of apartheid in Israel.
  287. White, Ben: Israeli torture of Palestinian children 'institutional'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Investigation of the practice of torture by Shin Bet interrogators, revealing the practice as systematic.
  288. White, Ben: Israel's atrocities in Gaza prompt unprecedented political fallout
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    "Carnage" in Gaza – "the killing of children and the slaughter of civilians". Not the words of a Palestinian spokesperson but rather French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius. Australia's FM Julie Bishop condemned what she called "shocking" and "indefensible" incidents, with "hundreds of innocent people" killed.
  289. White, Ben: Shocked by Donald Trump's 'travel ban'? Israel has had a similar policy for decades
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Describing how President Trump's stances and policies on immigration, borders and torture draws heavily from existing policies and tactics of the Israeli state.
  290. White, Damien: Murray Bookchin's New Life
    Whatever their limits, Murray Bookchin's ideas should be studied by today's left

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Murray Bookchin spent fifty years articulating a new emancipatory project, one that would place ecology and the creative human subject at the centre of a new vision of socialism. Here is a thinker, who in the early sixties, declared climate change as one of the defining problems of the age. Bookchin saw the environmental crisis as capitalism's gravedigger.
  291. White, Harry: Anatomy of Censorship
    Why the Censors have it Wrong

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1997
    Bringing together diverse disciplines such as literary and legal history, modern psychology and contemporary feminism, Anatomy of Censorship sorts out the many confusing explanations and often misleading justifications for censorship to reveal the underlying conditions and motivations that lead to the suppression of various forms of communication.
  292. White, Jerry: Judge approves Detroit bankruptcy plan
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The more than yearlong bankruptcy case in Detroit concluded Friday with a US judge sanctioning a savage restructuring plan for the city, which creates a new precedent for an assault on public workers throughout the United States.
  293. White, Philip: The Supermarket Tour
    A Handbook for Education and Action

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1978   Published: 1990
    A handbook for action on food issues in Canada which guides people through the store and gives summaries of many of the products on the shelves.
  294. Whitehead, John W.: Battlefield America: The War on the American People
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Police forces across the United States have been transformed into extensions of the military. Towns and cities have become battlefields, and the American people are now the enemy combatants to be spied on, tracked, frisked, and searched. For those who resist, the consequences can be a one-way trip to jail, or even death. Battlefield America: The War on the American People is constitutional attorney John W. Whitehead's terrifying portrait of a nation at war with itself. In exchange for safe schools and lower crime rates, we have opened the doors to militarized police, zero tolerance policies in schools, and SWAT team raids.
  295. Whitehead, John W.: The FBI: Silent Terror of the Fourth Reich
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Lately, there's been a lot of rhetoric comparing Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler. The concern is that a Nazi-type regime may be rising in America. That process, however, began a long time ago.
  296. Whitehead, John W.: Killer Instincts: When Police Become Judge, Jury and Executioner
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Those responsible for this policing crisis are none other than the police unions that are helping police officers evade accountability for wrongdoing; the police academies that are teaching police officers that their lives are more valuable than the lives of those they serve; a corporate military sector that is making a killing by selling military-grade weapons, equipment, technology and tactical training to domestic police agencies; a political establishment that is dependent on campaign support and funding from the powerful police unions; and a police state that is transforming police officers into extensions of the military in order to extend its reach and power.
  297. Whitehorn, Alan: Canadian Socialism
    Essays on the CCF and the NDP

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1993
  298. Whitehorn, Alan: New Democratic Party
    Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia

    Resource Type: Article
    A social democratic party and a member of the Socialist International.
  299. Whitehorn, Alan: Social Democracy
    Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia

    Resource Type: Article
    Social democracy could be defined by its opposition not only to capitalism but also to communism. Social democrats are resolute in their defence of individual rights and constitutional methods, and in their repudiation of the Marxist concept of the dictatorship of the proletariat.
  300. Whitehorne, Ron: Defending Public Education in Philadelphia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Philadelphia has a proud tradition of struggle around its schools dating back to the civil rights and Black Power movements. The African American churches also played a critical role. But this alliance proved short lived. While education organizing groups, advocacy organizations and, less frequently, unions have sought to work together on some campaigns, there has been no effort to develop a shared strategy and organizational vehicle for realizing it.
  301. Whitford, Ben: Protect our sacred water!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The curse of Uranium has fallen once again on the Black Hills of South Dakota, ancestral home to the Lakota Indians - now fighting a massive mining project that threatens land, rivers and groundwater.
  302. Whitman, Elizabeth: In Home Gardens, Income and Food for Urban Poor
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    A slowly but steadily growing phenomenon in Jordan, urban agriculture has vast potential for reducing poverty and improving food security, and it has the added benefit of greening and cleaning up more rundown sections of cities.
  303. Whitman, James Q: Why the Nazis studied American race laws for inspiration
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    On 5 June 1934, about a year and half after Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of the Reich, the leading lawyers of Nazi Germany gathered at a meeting to plan what would become the Nuremberg Laws, the centrepiece anti-Jewish legislation of the Nazi race regime. The meeting was an important one, and a stenographer was present to take down a verbatim transcript. That transcript reveals a startling fact: the meeting involved lengthy discussions of the law of the United States of America.
  304. Whitney Jr., W.T.: On the Warpath in Venezuela
    Against the Bolivarian Revolution

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Nicolas Maduro won Venezuela’s presidential election in April by a slim margin, a result still unrecognized by the U.S. government. Opposition demonstrations quickly spread, killing 13 people. Now his government faces municipal elections on December 8, and engineered social turmoil has returned.
  305. Whitney, Joel; Scheer, Robert: The CIA's 60-Year History of Fake News: How the Deep State Corrupted Many American Writers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In this week's episode of "Scheer Intelligence," Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer interviews Joel Whitney, author and co-founder of Guernica magazine.Whitney's new book, "Finks: How the C.I.A. Tricked the World's Best Writers," explores how the CIA influenced acclaimed writers and publications during the Cold War to produce subtly anti-communist material. During the interview, Scheer and Whitney discuss these manipulations and how the CIA controlled major news agencies and respected literary publications.
  306. Whitney, Mike: Afghanistan: the Smell of Defeat
    Cut-and-Run Time

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The United States hasn’t liberated Afghanistan. It hasn’t rebuilt Afghanistan. It hasn’t removed the warlords from power, curtailed opium production, established strong democratic institutions, or improved life for ordinary working people. The US hasn’t achieved any of its strategic objectives.
  307. Whitney, Mike: Beating Uncle Sam at His Own Game
    The Skirmish in the Spratlys

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Washington has thrown down the gauntlet in the South China Sea. If Beijing wants to preserve its independence and surpass the US as the world's biggest economy, it's going to have to meet the challenge, prepare for a long struggle, and beat Uncle Sam at his own game. It won’t be easy, but it can be done.
  308. Whitney, Mike: The Biggest Heist in Human History
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The only way stimulus can work is if its put where it’s needed. And we can now say with 100 percent certainty, that the Fed’s stimulus wasn’t put where it was needed which is why it hasn’t worked.
  309. Whitney, Mike: Can You Figure Out What This Chart Means?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The U.S. economy is in the throes of the lousiest recovery since World War 2. The so called monetary stimulus has failed to lift the economy out of the doldrums or produce the robust recovery that they promised. Instead, US gross domestic product, (GDP) has been plodding-along at an abysmal 2.2% since 2009, which is far below the 3.6% average of the prior 60 years.
  310. Whitney, Mike: The Fallujah Option for East Ukraine
    The Real Reason Washington Feels Threatened by Moscow

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Washington needs a war in Ukraine to achieve its strategic objectives.
  311. Whitney, Mike: The Foreclosure-to-Rental Screwjob
    Bernanke's Double-Whammy

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    The US government is preparing to bail out the banks once again.
  312. Whitney, Mike: How Putin Derailed the West
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Whitney argues that Washington is involved in a grand project to remake the world in a way that better meets the needs of its elite constituents, the international banks and multinational corporations.
  313. Whitney, Mike: Is This Class Warfare?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Is there a conspiracy to keep wages from rising or is it just plain-old class warfare? Well, what do you know? Everywhere the global bank cartel has its tentacles, wages are either flatlining or drifting lower."Coincidence", you say? Not bloody likely, I say. There's either policy coordination between the various heads of state and their central banks or wealthy elites have secretly seized the levers of power and imposed their neoliberal dogma when no one was looking.
  314. Whitney, Mike: Liberals Beware: Lie Down With Dogs, Get Up With Fleas
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An examination of the dishonesty in the New York Times' efforts to undermine President Trump, and broader criticisms of other tactics used by the liberal establishment to the same end.
  315. Whitney, Mike: Markets Gone Mad
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Until recently, stocks had been on a tear that pushed valuations into the stratosphere. Volatility stayed low because Bernanke's easy money and QE made investors more placid, serene and mellow. They ventured further out on the risk curve and took more chances because they were convinced that the Fed "had their back" and that there was nothing to worry about. Then things began to fall apart.
  316. Whitney, Mike: Obama's "We Got No Money" Rap
    Why It Augurs a Sinister Banksters' End Game

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Obama is deliberately precipitating another crisis on the advise of his chief lieutenants. Summers and Geithner are steering the economy back into recession so they can implement the same austerity measures and "structural adjustment" programs which have been used throughout the developing world. It's "starve the beast" all over again. As the stimulus dries up, revenue-depleted states will be forced to auction off public lands, resources, parks and other assets to the highest bidder. The banksters and robber barons will feast on the country's treasures while the middle class is crushed by the freefalling dollar, lost home equity, and persistent high unemployment.
  317. Whitney, Mike: The Professor of Torture
    Dershowitz for the Defense -- of Waterboarding

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    Whitney exposes the hypocrisy of Alan Dershowitz, who claims to support civil liberties while advocating the use of torture. Dershowitz seems to believe that he should be considered a liberal because he says that prisoners should only be tortured by "nonlethal means, such as sterile needles, being inserted beneath the nails to cause excruciating pain wthout endangering life." Whitney characterizes this as "barbarism".
  318. Whitney, Mike: The Strange Death of Hugo Chavez: an Interview with Eva Golinger
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    I believe there is a very strong possibility that President Chavez was assassinated. There were notorious and documented assassination attempts against him throughout his presidency. Most notable was the April 11, 2002 coup d'etat, during which he was kidnapped and set to be assassinated had it not been for the unprecedented uprising of the Venezuelan people and loyal military forces that rescued him and returned him to power within 48 hours. I was able to find irrefutable evidence using the US Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), that the CIA and other US agencies were behind that coup and supported, financially, militarily and politically, those involved. Later on, there were other attempts against Chavez.
  319. Whitney, Mike: Wall Street's Role in Narco-Trafficking
    "Business is Booming"

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Every major bank in the US has served as an active financial partner of the murderous drug cartels.
  320. Whitney, Mike: A Warning From the B.I.S.: the Calm Before the Storm?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) is worried that recent ructions in the equities markets could be a sign that another financial crisis is brewing. In a sobering report titled "Uneasy calm gives way to turbulence" the BIS states grimly: "We may not be seeing isolated bolts from the blue but the signs of a gathering storm that has been building for a long time."
  321. Whitney, W.T.: UN General Assembly in One Voice (Almost) Rejects U.S. Cuban Blockade
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The United Nations General Assembly on October 27, 2015 voted on a Cuban resolution calling for "an end to the economic, commercial, and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba." Approval was all but unanimous: 191 nations voted in favour and two voted against, the United States and Israel. There were no abstentions for the first time since the voting on the resolution began in 1992.
  322. Whitney, W.T. Jr.: Slavery, Cotton and Imperialism
    When Slave-Owners, Tied to a Globalized Economy, Turned to Empire

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Whitney reviews River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom by Walter Johnson, on cotton production and slave ownership in the Mississippi River Valley prior to the U.S. Civil War.
  323. Whittaker, Shaun: Forward to a mass workers' party in Southern Africa
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The conference of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa), held in December 2013, was indisputably a momentous occasion in the struggle in South Africa. It epitomizes an extraordinary separation not only from the African National Congress (ANC), the oldest organisation of conservative ‘black’ nationalism, but also from the South African Communist Party (SACP), one of the last so-called communist parties from the Soviet era.
  324. Whyman, Ritch: In the Aftermath of the G20: Reflections on Strategy, Tactics and Militancy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    The tactics of the Black Bloc make it clear that, for them, it is more important to smash windows than to try and march with thousands of workers and engage them in arguments about how to move struggles forward or that the problem is capitalism. How radical is it to trash a few windows? For us, radical is about workers gaining confidence and consciousness to fight back, not just at work, but in solidarity with others. Radical is about developing a sense of mass power, organising based on moving others into struggle, winning others to challenge the power in their workplace or community collectively, beyond the individualization of our society. Radical is about going to the roots of the system - not trashing its symbols.
  325. Whyte, Christina: Christopher's Movie Matinee
    A Review by Christina Whyte

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1969
    Seventeen year old Point Blank School student Christina Whyte reviews the National Film Board production "Christopher's Movie Matinee". Whyte screened the film at Point Blank and Everdale Schools and provides excerpts of the students' reactions.
  326. Wichert, Susanne: Keeping the Peace
    Practicing Co-operation and Conflict Resolution with Preschoolers

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
  327. Wicked Messengers: Away With the Murder of the Body
    Resource Type: Article
    An illustrated pamphlet whose text is "an unauthorised transformation of a section from 'Trois Milliards de Pervers: Grande Encyclopedia des Homosexualites' by Recherches".
  328. Wickens, Jim; Paraic O'Brien, Paraic: Romania - a Peasants' Revolt against Fracking
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Earthquakes and poisoned wells are setting off a revolt against fracking in Romania, revealing deep fault lines between the rural heartlands and the urban political elite.
  329. Wicker, Tom: A Time to Die
    The Attica Prison Revolt

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1975   Published: 2011
    A first-hand account of the Attica prison riot of 1971.
  330. Wickrematunge, Lasantha: And Then They Came For Me
    Final Words from Lasantha Wickrematunge

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    An editorial by Lasantha Wickrematunge shortly before he was murdered on January 8, 2009, and published three days after his death.
  331. Widgery, David: Some Lives
    A GP's East End

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1993
    The author, a Marxist and a doctor, writes about the patients he treated in Canary Wharf - a community in East London plagued by poverty and crime.
  332. Wiebe, Sarah Marie: Everyday Exposure
    Indigenous Mobilization and Environmental Justice in Canada's Chemical Valley

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    Surrounded by Canada's densest concentration of chemical manufacturing plants, members of the Aamjiwnaang First Nation have expressed concern about a declining male birth rate and high incidences of miscarriage, asthma, cancer, and cardiovascular illness. Everyday Exposure uncovers the systemic injustices they face as they fight for environmental justice.
  333. Wieder, Alan: Studs Terkel
    Politics, Culture, but Mostly Conversation

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    Drawing from over one hundred interviews of people who knew and worked with Studs, Alan Wieder creates a multi-dimensional portrait of a run-of-the-mill guy from Chicago who, in public life, became an acclaimed author and raconteur, while managing, in his private life, to remain a mensch.
  334. Wiggins, Cynthia: Canada Post: Profits Before People
    Resource Type: Article
  335. Wiggins, Cynthia: It's tough at the top
    So THAT's Why They Can't Afford a Decent Wage Increase...

    Resource Type: Article
    Top CEOs struggle to get by.
  336. Wight, John: Breaking Yugoslavia: How the US Used NATO as Its Battering Ram
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The United States used NATO to break up the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
  337. Wight, John: Why Sitting Bull was right about Washington's lack of integrity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    That integrity is a foreign land where Washington is concerned is an inarguable fact. In the latest example, the failure to complete the construction of a nuclear disposal plant agreed with Russia once again leaves Washington's credibility in tatters.
  338. Wijkman, Anders; Timberlake, Lloyd: Natural Disasters
    Acts of God or Acts of Man?

    Resource Type: Book
    The authors argue that natural disasters are not so natural. Surveying the rising damage caused around the world by floods, draught, cyclones, earthquakes and tidal waves, they conclude that these events are "disaster triggers," magnified by the three major contributors to disasters in the Third World: poverty, environmental degradation, and rapid population growth. This book offers new directions and planning for a more sustainable world community.
  339. Wilbert, Max: How to Organize
    15 Key Points

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    I would like to share with you this list of points on organizing. I'm by no means an expert organizer, but I have gained some experience in the past decade. This list is not definitive or faultless. If you think I got it wrong, or if you have more points to add, let me know.
  340. Wilcox, Alana; Palassio, Christina; Dovercourt, Jonny: GreenTOpia 
    Towards A Sustainable Toronto, uTOpia Volume Three

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2007
    The third volume of the uTOpia series features a collection of essays that look at innovative and imaginative ways to promote sustainability in Toronto. Also included is a directory of resources, organizations, incentives and programs in and around the GTA.
  341. Wilde, Alan: Defeat of Reconstruction and the Betrayal of Black Freedom Part One
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Reconstruction was a tumultuous, brief and extraordinary period of American history defined by an unprecedented experiment in interracial democracy. It was an era of exceptional developments, all taking place simultaneously and impacting one another.
  342. Wilde, Alan: Defeat of Reconstruction and the Betrayal of Black Freedom Part Two
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    During Reconstruction, black people fought to assert their American-ness. Throughout the South, it was blacks and their allies who would march, parade and celebrate the Fourth of July, but not out of gross and vulgar American patriotism. Rather, it was part of a struggle to uphold the ideals of freedom and liberty that came with the Civil War and the promise of equality that came with Reconstruction.
  343. Wilde, Lawrence: 'The creatures, too, must become free': Marx and the Animal/Human Distinction
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2000
    It has been claimed that Marx lacked respect for animals, thinking of them as inferior beings. Lawrence Wilde argues that, on the contrary, Marx had a respectful attitude towards animals and non-human nature in general. Marx’s attitude to the non-human is intrinsic to his humanistic outlook, grounded in an understanding of the human essence, for which maltreatment of animals is contrary to a communistic vision. Wilde approaches the question of Marx’s attitude to animals and nature within the wider context of Marx’s ethics.
  344. Wilde, Oscar: The Soul of Man under Socialism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1891
    Pleasure is Nature's test, her sign of approval. When man is happy, he is in harmony with himself and his environment.
  345. Wildeman, Jeremy: Harper government silences pain of Gazan children
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    This past summer Israel's advanced military bombarded the tiny, impoverished and overpopulated Gaza Strip for a third time in six years...Nowhere was safe as schools, hospitals and mosques were targeted...Ignoring pleas from hospitals, health-care workers, the Ontario government and a petition by over 40,000 Canadians, his government refuses to grant the 100 visas Dr. Abuelaish needs.
  346. Wildeman, Jeremy: Why aid projects in Palestine are doomed to fail
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    So long as aid in Palestine remains detached from the everyday realities of occupation and operates on the aggressor’s terms, it will continue to be ineffective.
  347. Wilford, Allen: Farm Gate Defence
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1986
    Describes how farmers have been driven to come together to defend their farms in the face of high interest rates, mounting production costs and low prices.
  348. Wilford, Hugh: The Mighty Wurlitzer
    How the CIA Played America

    Resource Type: Book
    Wilford's illuminating book reveals a largely unknown history of the CIA during the Cold War. Using the Soviet Union's technique of "front organizations" the agency spent millions creating organizations with names such as the Congress for Cultural Freedom, or the Free Trade Union Committee. Few people in the groups, the artists and writers suspected that the CIA were meeting with their leaders and paying their bills. His book is a systematic look at the agency from the 1940's to the investigative report in Rampart's Magazine 20 years later that explained their cultural offensive. With wit he also describes that few of the fronts behaved as the agency desired and that they couldn't "play" the opinionated citizens raised on the First Amendment. They were not like a disciplined Stalinist cadre.
  349. Wilkerson, Isabel: The Warmth of Other Suns
    The Epic Story of America's Great Migration

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2010
    Wilkerson chronicles the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of the United States.
  350. Wilkerson, Richard: The Impact of Inequality
    How to Make Sick Societies Better

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2005
  351. Wilkerson, Travis (director): An Injury to One
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2002
    Documentarian Travis Wilkerson reconstructs the story of his hometown of Butte, Montana. After a brief period as a gold rush town, Butte comes of age during the 1880s, when its vast reserves of copper are discovered by the nascent electricity industry, which is dependent on the mineral. The town's resources are soon monopolized by the Anaconda Mining Company. In 1917, union organizer Frank Little comes to town to organize worker resistance against the business -- which fights back violently.
  352. Wilkinson, Charles: Peace Out
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2011
    Charles Wilkinson explores the costs of damming, fracking, and extracting, and how they implicate every gas tank and light switch in this country.
  353. Wilkinson, T.P.: Journalism and Pornography
    Real crime is always organised

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    As long as we cannot name something that is bothering us, we have an enormous if not insurmountable impediment to action. The capacity for titillation, for erotic stimulation even with simultaneous pain, is enhanced by suspension of belief or cognition. This is what pornography does and it is also the function of compatible journalism.
  354. Wilkinson, T.P.: The State as Protection Racket
    Chapters in the History of Daylight Robbery

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    The debate about the current global economic "crisis" is obscenely counterintuitive and illogical to the point of incoherence. Who is willing to 'follow the money"? This dictum appears utterly forgotten, despite recurring astronomic fraud perpetrated by US corporations.
  355. Will: The Rise of the Fast Food Worker
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
  356. Will-Harris, Daniel: Desktop Publishing with Style
    A complete guide to design techniques and new technology for the IBM PC and Compatibles

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
  357. Willcocks, Paul: Who, or What, Is Behind Postmedia's Election Endorsements?
    When hedge funds own newspapers, it's difficult to know

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Did thoughtful editors at Postmedia's daily newspapers across Canada consider the needs of their communities and then unanimously decide to endorse the Conservatives in election editorials?
  358. William Domhoff, G: The Higher Circles
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1970
  359. Williams, Amie: We Are Wisconsin
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2012
    When a Republican Governor’s bill threatens to wipe away worker rights and lock out public debate, six (extra)ordinary citizens join the growing protest at the Wisconsin State Capitol, and spend the next twenty-six days building a movement that not only challenges the bill, but the soul of a nation.
  360. Williams, Carol J.: Framing the West
    Race, Gender and the Photographic Frontier in the Pacific Northwest

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2003
    Examines a wide range of photographic forms and the purposes to which they were put.
  361. Williams, Charles: Introduction to When the UAW Was Young
    Against The Current vol. 131

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
  362. Williams, Charles: The Making of Jericho Road
    Against The Current vol. 132

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    An interview with Michael Honey. The paperback edition of Michael Honey’s Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King’s Last Campaign is released this January 2008.
  363. Williams, Chris: Are there too many people?
    Population, hunger, and environmental degradation

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    A number of liberal writers and publications have raised the specter of growing population as an unpleasant yet necessary topic of conversation.
  364. Williams, Chris: Ecology and Socialism 
    Solutions to Capitalist Ecological Crisis

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2011
    The current environmental movement is at an impasse, stuck on false panaceas like cap-and-trade, cutting individual consumption (“live other so that others may simply live”), and outright reactionary “solutions” that revolve around some form of population control (as if the number of people on the planet was the problem rather than the nature of the relationship between said people and the planet). Williams does an excellent job debunking these notions with a plethora of factual information and empirical data.
  365. Williams, Chris: How will we get to an ecological civilization?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Capitalism's infrastructure, which is designed to dominate nature, cannot simply be taken over and used for an ecological transformation. Only a complete, root-and-branch change will do the job.
  366. Williams, Chris: Mass murder in a Turkish coal mine
    Over 300 miners have been killed by a system that values fossil fuels and profits above the lives of those who are paid poverty-level wages

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Think about the last time you reached the top of a mountain one mile high. Now think about descending that distance below the surface of the earth, foot by dark foot, far below all life, light or oxygen. You go down there to dig.
  367. Williams, Chris: On the nature and causes of environmental violence
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    We need a much broader definition of violence than is allowed for by limiting its meaning to a physical and immediate brutal act of aggression, and one that includes an environmental dimension.
  368. Williams, Daniel: Forsaken
    The Persecution of Christians in Today's Middle East

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    Across the Middle East, Christian communities today find themselves the victims of widening repression: massacres, expulsions, and brutally enforced restrictions on the right to worship have all become commonplace. Such persecution has now reached the point where, in the region that was once its birthplace, Christianity's very existence is under threat.
  369. Williams, David: Bitterly Divided 
    The South's Inner Civil War

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2008
    Historian David Williams lays bare the myth of a united confederacy, revealing that the South was in fact fighting two civil wars — an external one that we know so much about and an internal one about which there is scant literature and virtually no public awareness.
  370. Williams, Douglas: For true liberation, Black Lives Matter is not enough
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A movement that held true to a goal of liberation would challenge the fundamental assumptions of social, economic, and political organization under capitalism.
  371. Williams, Emma; Quraishi, Ibrahim (illustrator): The Story of Hurry
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
    Fictional Story of Donkey who helps children in Gaza
  372. Williams, Eric: Capitalism and Slavery
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1944
    Slavery helped finance the Industrial Revolution in England. Plantation owners, shipbuilders, and merchants connected with the slave trade accumulated vast fortunes that established banks and heavy industry in Europe and expanded the reach of capitalism worldwide.
  373. Williams, Gwyn A.: Proletarian Order: Antonio Gramsci, Factory Councils and the origins of communism in Italy
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1975
    Williams' book is sympathetic to the libertarian contribution to the Italian movement after World War I and I highly recommend it.
  374. Williams, Joan: Community Economic Development in Rural Canada
    Resource Type: Book
  375. Williams, John R.: Canadian Churches and Social Justice
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1984
  376. Williams, Karen: An introduction to the Indian Ocean slave trade
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Indian Ocean slave trade encompassed Africa, Asia and the Middle East, with people from these areas involved as both captors and captives. The numbers of people enslaved and the exact length of the trans-Indian slave trade have not been definitively established, but historians believe that it preceded the transatlantic enslavement by centuries. Even though it is largely ignored as an international slave trade, examples of its impact abound. Writing on Indian Ocean slavery frequently mentions African people in China and Persia as well as in the Muslim holy cities of Mecca and Medina, which also served as central slave markets.
  377. Williams, Kristian: American Cartoonists Rap on the Danish Flap
    Against The Current vol. 123

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    "It's really surreal," cartoonist Matt Wuerker observed. "It's like something out of a Kurt Vonnegut novel."
  378. Williams, Kristian: American Methods
    Torture and the Logic of Domination

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2006
    A damning audit of the US record in underwriting human rights violations around the globe and at home, and about the centrality of rape, racism, and conquest to both the state and US national culture.
  379. Williams, Kristian: Anarchism's Mid-Century Turn
    A Review & Response: Unruly Equality: U.S. Anarchism in the Twentieth Century,

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    No matter how one feels about it, the current state of anarchism has represented something of a mystery: What was once a mass movement based mainly in working class immigrant communities is now an archipelago of subcultural scenes inhabited largely by disaffected young people from the white middle class.
  380. Williams, Kristian: Critical Resistance at 10
    Against The Current vol. 139

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    On the weekend of September 26-28, 3,500 people gathered in Oakland, California to hasten the death of the prison system.
  381. Williams, Kristian: Police Violence, Resistance and The Crisis of Legitimacy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    What clearly sets a number of recent cases apart is not the fact of police violence, but the fact that that violence is being challenged. The controversy, in other words, is not only about violence, but about authority. It is a crisis of legitimacy.
  382. Williams, Kristian: Police Violence, Resistance and The Crisis of Legitimacy
    Against The Current vol. 150

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    On September 5, 2010, Los Angeles police shot and killed a Guatemalan day laborer named Manuel Jamines.
  383. Williams, Kristian: Witness to Betrayal: Scott Crow on the Exploits and Misadventures of FBI Informant Brandon Darby
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Scott Crow tells the story of his friendship with Brandon Darby, an anarchist militant and FBI informer.
  384. Williams, Margot: Beginner's guide to improving online security
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Investigative journalists like the members of ICIJ are facing growing concerns about security. Our members often work with leaks or other materials requiring protection of sources, collaborate across borders with colleagues at risk for their physical safety, and communicate with devices and services open to surveillance or attack.
  385. Williams, Randall; Wells, Lyn (eds.): When Hate Groups Come to Town
    A Handbook of Model Community Responses

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1986
    A handbook for dealing with hate groups in communities across North America, dealing with the nature of such groups and how they work and how communities can band together to combat them.
  386. Williams, Ray: The cult of ignorance in the United States: Anti-intellectualism and the "dumbing down" of America
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    There is a growing and disturbing trend of anti-intellectual elitism in American culture. It's the dismissal of science, the arts, and humanities and their replacement by entertainment, self-righteousness, ignorance, and deliberate gullibility.
  387. Williams, Raymond: Keywords
    A Vocabulary of Culture and Society

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1977
    Williams examines more than 100 familiar words and explores how they are used.
  388. Williams, Rhys: In the belly of the beast
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In these days of intense state and media racism, any book that offers a deeper understanding of the role of anti-racist and black liberation struggles is invaluable. Høgsbjerg’s book provides a thorough and engrossing account of such struggles in the colonial world and in the belly of the imperial beast -- where C L R James lived from 1932 to 1938. James left Britain ten years before the Windrush docked in London; the story of his time in the UK is a valuable insight into the vibrant political organisations built by black people in Britain before what is generally considered to be the start of "Black British History".
  389. Williams, Rick: Teaching Underdevelopment
    Resource Type: Article
    Development studies is outlined here as one basic approach to education. This article arises out of the 1970 Third World Project at the Ontario Institue for Studies in Educaiton.
  390. Williams, Rick: What's Left? Environmentalists and Radical Politics
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
    Environmentalist activism as radical practice.
  391. Williams, Rick: Winter of Discontent
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1990   Published: 1991
    Whole communities are being plunged into a poverty culture that is very difficult to escape.
  392. Williams, Ross Roger (Director): God Loves Uganda
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Uganda has become a battleground between human rights groups and the American Evangelical movement, which uses money and fabrications to promote anti-homosexuality laws, many of which carry mandatory death sentences and create a modern theocracy.
  393. Williams, Steve: Ideas for the Struggle: required reading for activists in these challenging times
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Arguing why the ideas presented in Marta Harnecker's collection of essays, 'Ideas for the Struggle', are essential and important for present-day activists and organizers.
  394. Williams, William Appleman: The Contours of American History
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1961   Published: 1966
    An interpretation of the social, moral, constitutional and economic development of the United States.
  395. Williams, William Appleman: The Tragedy of American Diplomacy
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1952   Published: 1962
  396. Williamson, Janice and Gorham, Deborah eds.: Up and Doing
    Canadian Women and Peace

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
  397. Willis, William S.: Divide and Rule: Red, White, and Black in the Southeast
    The Journal of Negro History July 1963

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1963
    Examines the relationship between indigenous and black people in the colonial American Southeast.
  398. Wills, Garry: Certain Trumpets
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1994
  399. Wills, Jane: A Living Wage in London
    Against The Current vol. 122

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    At a time when the United States is associated with the export of neoconservatism in the form of George Bush, readers will be heartened to read this tale of a more positive export as the living wage movement has leapt across the Atlantic over to the United Kingdom.
  400. Willson, Brian S.: On Third World Legs
    An autobiography

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1992
    The humble autobiography of Brian Willson. Working class stiff. Vietnam vet. Who became an anti-prison activist, Veteran counselor, and finally, non-violent activist against Empire.
  401. Wilow, Norma: Canary Islands vs. Big Oil
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Thousands of Canary Islands residents and activists have begun campaigning against Spanish oil company Repsol, and the potential oil spill that could devastate the wildlife and tourist and fishing industries.
  402. Wilpert, Greg: Changing Venezuela By Taking Power
    The History and Policies of the Chavez Government

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2007
    Explores the historical and socioeconomic roots of the Venezuelan initiatives of recent years, the conflicts they have engendered, the achievements and pitfalls, the animating ideals of a genuinely participatory society, and the prospects for realizing them.
  403. Wilpert, Gregory; Hudson, Michael: How Western Military Interventions Shaped the Brexit Vote
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Michael Hudson argues that military interventions in the Middle East created refugee streams to Europe that were in turn used by the anti-immigrant right to stir up xenophobia.
  404. Wilson, Allison: The Real Cost of Fracking: How America's Shale Gas Boom Is Threatening Our Families, Pets, and Food
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Many fracking chemicals are known carcinogens, endocrine disruptors or other classes of toxins. Studies carried out during the ongoing fracking boom, uncovered serious adverse effects including respiratory, reproductive, and growth-related problems in animals and a spectrum of symptoms in humans that they termed “shale gas syndrome”.
  405. Wilson, Bill: Letter to the Joint Clerks of the Special Joint Committee on the Constitution of Canada
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1978
    The Letter to the Joint Clerks of the Special Joint Committee on the Constitution of Canada is an official response of the United Native Nations to Bill C-60, the Act to amend the Canadian Constitution.
  406. Wilson, Carla: Black Women's Narratives of Slavery, the Civil War and Reconstruction
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    Anyone who has ever wondered how black people managed to struggle and survive the hideous tortures meted out during slavery and afterward would gain from reading these books. They offer inspiration to a new generation of fighters.
  407. Wilson, Colin: Marxism and LGBT politics: a new wave of discussion
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Colin Wilson reviews Peter Drucker's book Warped: Gay Normality and Queer Anti-Capitalism.
  408. Wilson, Colin: Michel Foucault: friend or foe of the left
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    Examines why a man who was a technocrat working for the state came to appeal to people both on the left and the right of the political spectrum.
  409. Wilson, Colin: Queer theory and politics
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Queer theory and politics originated in the 1990s and continue to be influential today. This article traces the development of queer theory and politics, and assesses their claim to provide a radical alternative to what they see as the LGBT mainstream.
  410. Wilson, Colin: Sexuality and capitalism
    The Italian Renaissance

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Revolutionary struggles against capitalism have raised, time and again, the issue of sexual liberation. Right at the start of capitalism, the English revolution of the 1640s and 1650s involved what historian Christopher Hill has called a “sexual revolution” against the old order.
  411. Wilson, Doug: Over the hill and picking up speed
    An interview by Doug Wilson

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1985
    An interview with three older gay activists about aging and society.
  412. Wilson, Edmund: To The Finland Station
    A Study in the Writing and Acting of History

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1940   Published: 1953
    The revolutionary tradition in Europe and the rise of socialism.
  413. Wilson, John: Myth of Political Correctness
    The Conservative Attack of Higher Education

    Resource Type: Book
  414. Wilson, Michael S.: Noam Chomsky - Everyday Anarchist
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Interview with Noam Chomsky.
  415. Wilson, Nigel: Eleven years of protesting Israel's occupation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Al Jazeera spoke with 11 villagers on the anniversary of Bilin's weekly protests against Israel's separation wall.
  416. Wilson, Robert Anton: Four Trends That Scare the Hell Out of Me
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1989
    To paraphrase H.G. Wells, modern history has become a race between education and miseducation. There are very few people around who really don't know anything, but there are multitudes who know many things that don't happen to be true.
  417. Wilson, Sean Michael; Dickson, Benjamin; Emerson, Hunt; Spelling, John; Pasion, Adam; cartoons Polyp: Fight the Power! 
    A Visual History of Protest Among the English-Speaking Peoples

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2013
    Throughout history, ordinary people have risen up against oppression and injustice. Fight the Power visualizes 14 key moments in the last 200 years when people across the English-speaking world stood up and fought for a better life for all.
  418. Windau, George: Already in Hell: Labor After Communism
    Against The Current vol. 118

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    Factory workers in the former Soviet Union have a saying: “Things can’t get any worse, we are already in hell.” David Mandel’s book Labour After Communism documents the realities of working-class life in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus: factories with no central heating, where workers to maintain body heat build fires in metal drums or large metal toolboxes, the smoke of these fires rising up through holes in the roof.
  419. Winder, Daniel Espinosa: Where is this Digital Watergate Propaganda Campaign Going?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Intelligence sources point out Russian interference in recent elections. However, WikiLeaks-related sources say the Democratic Party’s mail leak was the working of a whistleblower within that institution.
  420. Wine, Jeri Dawn & Ristock, Janice L. (eds.): Women and Social Change
    Feminist Activism in Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991
  421. Wineland, Slyvia: Pressing for Press
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1988
    A serious attempt to get press coverage can be a campaign in itself. If you really want it, go after it methodically and shamelessly.
  422. Wingerter, Eric; Delacour, Justin: Playing the 'Anti-Semitism' Card Against Venezuela
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Even after the attack on a Caracas synagogue was shown to be an inside job, a robbery perpetrated by employees of the synagogue's security firm, the international media has continued to portray the incident as an anti-Semitic attack, while suggesting that the Chavez government is somehow to blame.
  423. Wink, Walter: Violence and Nonviolence in South Africa
    Jesus' Third Way

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
    In this provocative work, Walter Wink suggests that the injunctions of the 'Sermon on the Mount' which seem to counsel passivity in the face on injustice were actually deliberately mistranslated by Biblical scholars. Winks argues that Jesus actually offered a systematic and strategic third way of nonviolent resistance of particular relevance to today's political activist.
  424. Winnipeg Labour Collective: Advanced Capitalism and the Revolutionary Left
    Towards a New Practice

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1973
    The programme of the Winnipeg Labour Collective, its understanding of socialism's past forms and its conception of socialism's future.
  425. Winship, Michael: Chevron's Crude Attacks
    Court Sides With Big Oil

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Yet another instance of the increasingly pro-business stance of the US legal system.
  426. Winslow, Barbara: E.P. Thompson: Feminism, Gender, Women and History
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Winslow reflects upon her experiences working with E.P. Thompson at the University of Warwick in 1969, especially in relation to his support for the women's liberation movement.
  427. Winslow, Barbara: The Year of Awakening
    Against The Current vol. 133

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    Against the Current: Which events of 1968 were you involved in? How did that event/those events affect you personally and politically at the time?
  428. Winslow, Cal: The Case of Occupy and the Longshoremen's Union
    Who's Speaking for Whom?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Occupy Oakland should not be pretending to speak on behalf of Oakland's dockworkers, and should not be telling the dockworkers when and how they should strike. Occupy Oakland's actions are the opposite of democratic, and an affront to the basic notiions of worker's self-activity, workers' empowerment, and workers' control.
  429. Winslow, George: Capital Crimes
    Resource Type: Book
    Reveals how the occurrence, extent, and type of crime committed, as well as society's response to the problem, are largely shaped by economic elites.
  430. Winslow, Samantha: Transit Irony: The More You Rely on It, the More They Cut
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Transit ridership is at its highest since 1956, with 10.7 billion trips in 2013, according to the American Public Transportation Association. This is despite widespread cuts to bus and rail service -- and rising fares. The 2008 economic crisis started the pinch, but federal and local officials have continued to squeeze.
  431. Winslow, Samantha: Transit Irony: The More You Rely on It, the More They Cut
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Winslow discusses the transit situation in Pittsburgh, where officials are implementing a series of budget cuts and fare hikes without improving service to the large number of riders who depend on the service.
  432. Winstanley, Asa: How Israel lobby manufactured UK Labour Party's anti-Semitism crisis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Last year, socialist stalwart Jeremy Corbyn won the leadership of the UK’s Labour Party by a landslide. Since then, there has been a steady flow of claims by Israel’s supporters that Corbyn has not done enough to combat anti-Semitism.
  433. Winstanley, Asa: Israeli fury at unofficial ads on London Underground
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Activists from London Palestine Action put up these posters criticizing Israel’s apartheid policies against Palestinians all over London's underground train network early Sunday morning. An activist from the group told The Electronic Intifada that they posted 150 copies around at least four different lines on the network.
  434. Winstanley, Gerrard: The Law of Freedom in a Platform
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1652
  435. Winstanley, Gerrard and the Diggers: The True Levellers Standard Advanced
    Or, The State of Community opened, and Presented to the Sons of Men

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1649
    Winstanley and 14 others published this pamphlet in which they called themselves the True Levellers to distinguish their ideas from the Levellers. Once they put their idea into practice and started to cultivate common land, they became known as "Diggers" by both opponents and supporters. The Diggers' beliefs were informed by Gerrard Winstanley's writings, which encompassed a worldview that envisioned an ecological interrelationship between humans and nature, acknowledging the inherent connections between people and their surroundings. Winstanley declared that "true freedom lies where a man receives his nourishment and preservation, and that is in the use of the earth".
  436. Winter, Alex: Deep Web
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2015
    A documentary that explores the history and context of the world that these darkened online areas burgeoned from. Focusing on the recent court case of the alleged founder of the online market Silk Road, Ross Ulbricht, it's a far more complex and multifaceted story than the media portrays. Deep Web investigates the greater implications for how we will all experience the internet in the future.
  437. Winter, James: Democracy's Oxygen 
    How Corporations Control the News

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1997
    Winter shows that far from providing "democracy's oxygen," the news media legitimize a fundamentally undemocratic system. Instead of keeping the public informated, news organizations manufacture public consent for policies which favour the corporate elite.
  438. Winter, James: Lies The Media Tell us
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2007
    Outlines the extent to which the mainstream media is subject to its corporate publishers and advertisers.
  439. Winter, James: Media Think
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2000
    Increasingly the news media are owned by a small group of very large corporations with extensive interests outside the industry, run by the corporate elite.Winter argues that instead of offering diverse perspectives on events and issues, the media portray an increasingly dogmatic and orthodox corporate picture of the world around us. The consistency with which they do this has its consequent, intended effect on public opinion and policy formation.
  440. Winter, James P.: The Silent Revolution
    Media, Democracy, and the Free Trade Debate

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
  441. Winter, Jana: How Law Enforcement Can Use Google Timeline To Track Your Every Move
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The recent expansion of Google's Timeline feature can provide investigators unprecedented access to users' location history data, allowing them in many cases to track a person's every move over the course of years. The expansion of Google's Timeline feature, launched in July 2015, allows investigators to request detailed information about where someone has been -- down to the longitude and latitude -- over the course of years.
  442. Winterfilm Collective: Winter Soldier
    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 1972
    A chronicling of the Winter Soldier Investigation - about war crimes during the Vietnam War - that took place in Detroit, Michigan, from January 31 to February 2, 1971.
  443. Winther, Karen: The Betrayal
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2011
    The filmmaker's personal journey to confront her past, baring her soul to those most hurt by her troubled youth when she ricocheted from far-left radicalism to neo-Nazi fascism out of a desperate need to belong.
  444. Wise, David: The American Police State
    The Government Against The People

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1978
    How the CIA, FBI, IRS, NSA and other agencies have spied on Americans during seven administrations.
  445. Wise, Sarah: The Blackest Streets
    The Life and Death of a Victorian Slum

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2008
  446. Wise, Tim: Of National Lies and Racial America
    Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama and the Unacceptability of Truth

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    To some, the horror of 9/11 was not new. To some it was not on that day that "everything changed." To some, everything changed four hundred years ago, when that first ship landed at what would become Jamestown. To some, everything changed when their ancestors were forced into the hulls of slave ships at Goree Island and brought to a strange land as chattel. To some, everything changed when they were run out of Northern Mexico, only to watch it become the Southwest United States, thanks to a war of annihilation initiated by the U.S. government. To some, being on the receiving end of terrorism has been a way of life.
  447. Wiseberg, Laurie S.: A Guide to Establishing a Human Rights Documentation Centre
    Report of a UNESCO-UNU International Training Seminar on the Handling of Documentation & Information on Human Rights

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
  448. Wiseman, Jay: Jay Wiseman's Erotic Bondage Handbook
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2000
    A compendium of advice on how to tie up your sweetie, or get tied up yourself.
  449. Wiseman, Jay: SM 101
    A Realistic Introduction

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992   Published: 1996
  450. Wiseman, Nelson: Social Democracy in Manitoba
    A History of the C.C.F- NDP

    Resource Type: Book
  451. Wiseman, Robert: Slamming the World Bank and IMF
    Resource Type: Article
    Activists and NGOs converge on Washington. to protest the World Bank and IMF.
  452. Wismer, Susan; Pell, David: Community Profit
    Community Based Economic Development in Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1983
    Pell and Wismer look at seven community owned and controlled businesses that reinvest their profits back into their local communities. Resource for community groups, co-ops, credit unions, social organizations, and individuals interested in new approaches to economic development.
  453. Wismer, Susan; Pell, David: Community Profit
    Community-Based Economic Development in Canada

    Resource Type: Unclassified
    Pell and Wismer look at seven community owned and controlled businesses that reinvest their profits back into their local communities. Resource for community groups, co-ops, credit unions, social organizations, and individuals interested in new approaches to economic development.
  454. Wisner, Ben: Power and Need in Africa
    Basic Human Needs and Development Policies

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
    Ben Wisner makes a case for giving the poor of Africa the means to develop their own future. He shows how a new African renaissance could spring from a radical basic-needs approach. A renaissance which has as its constituent elements environmental sustainability, women's emancipation and social justice, will stand as a refutation of the new, conservative pragmatism popular among development experts.
  455. Wisotsky, Steven: Beyond the War on Drugs
    Overcoming a Failed Public Policy

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
    Beyond the War on Drugs argues persuasively for a fundamental reassessment of drug control policy. The thrust of the book is simply that the 'war on drugs' cannot be won by trying to dry up the source, since there will always be demand to create supply.
  456. Wittgenstein, Ludwig: Lectures on Philosophy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1932   Published: 1933
  457. Wittner, Lawrence: How Rich Are the 400 Richest Americans?
    And What They Do With Their Money

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    According to Forbes, a leading business magazine, the combined wealth of the 400 richest Americans has now reached the staggering total of $2.3 trillion. This gives them an average net worth of $5.7 billion – an increase of 14 percent over the previous year.
  458. Wittner, Lawrence: Scapegoating by the Political Right: A Mask for Privilege
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A historical context for the role of scapegoating of minorities in the 2016 US election examining similar practices by privileged groups to maintain power in modern history.
  459. Wittner, Lawrence S.: Resisting the Bomb
    A History of World Nuclear Disarmament Movement, 1954-1970

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1997
    Describes the gradual development of the worldwide movement for nuclear disarmament and research records from peace groups and government agencies.
  460. Wolf, Eric R.: Peasant Wars of the Twentieth Century
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1969
  461. Wolf, Michael; Wise, Yaakov: Fascism and anti-fascism in 1930s Manchester
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An account of the growth of fascism in Manchester in the early 1930s, and working class resistance to it.
  462. Wolf, Naomi: The Beauty Myth
    How Images of Beauty are Used Against Women

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
    Writer and Journalist Naomi Wolf calls the current all pervasive need for women to attain an intangible physical beauty ideal the "beauty myth". It is calculated to disenpower women and is a complex pervasive backlash againts feminism. Women are seduced by the beauty myth because it holds promise of power. Women will remain tied to this myth until they realize that power may be revoked as easily as granted. The beauty myth was created to hold women's progress back not to liberate it.
  463. Wolf, Sherry: Sexuality and Socialism
    History, Politics, and Theory of LGBT Liberation

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2009
    An accessible analysis of many of the most challenging questions for those concerned with full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. Essays on the roots of LGBT oppression, the construction of sexual and gender identities, the history of the gay movement, and how to unite the oppressed and exploited to win sexual liberation for all. Sherry Wolf analyzes different theories about oppression — including those of Marxism, postmodernism, identity politics, and queer theory — and challenges myths about genes, gender, and sexuality.
  464. Wolf, Sherry: Using a Black Icon to Sell Apartheid
    Israel's Chutzpah

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Apologists for Israel are now using fabricated 'quotes' from Martin Luther King to make it seem that King supported Israeli apartheid.
  465. Wolferen, Karel Van: The Insidious Power of Propaganda
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    To study the effects of political propaganda in what used to be called the 'free world' there could hardly be a better time than now. We are living through an instance of insidious propaganda that has clean contours. It fills a common need. In a period of large-scale slaughter and other man-made disaster the morally conscious person can do with some clear categories of good and bad, desirable and despicable.
  466. Wolff, Charlotte M.D.: Bisexuality
    A Study

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1977   Published: 1979
  467. Wolff, Robert Paul: A Critique of Pure Tolerance
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1965   Published: 1969
  468. Wolff, Robert Paul: The Poverty of Liberalism
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1968   Published: 1969
  469. Wolke, Howie: Thoughtful Radicalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1989
    If it lacks a sound ethical and biological basis, environmental radicalism can be a double-edged sword: a threat to the enemy, yes, but a danger to its wielder, too. In order to avoid self-defeating radicalism, Wolke suggests a commitment to what he simply calls "thoughtful radicalism," whose cornerstones are: 1) Thwart. 2) Protect. 3) Restore. 4) Educate.
  470. Wolkomir, Richard; Wolkomir, Joyce: Noise Busters 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2001
    Good neighbors keep their noise to themselves.
  471. Wollison, Mary Anne: Affairs: The Secret Lives of Women
    Resource Type: Book
  472. Wollman, Neil (ed.): Working for Peace
    A Handbook of Practical Psychology and Other Tools

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1985
    A survey of the attitudes and tools that can be used in working for peace.
  473. Wollstein, Janet: Freedom of Speech Under Siege
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1991   Published: 1999
    Censorship is the handmaiden of a police state.
  474. Wollstonecraft, Mary: A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
    With Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1792
    Published in 1792, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman was the first great feminist treatise. Wollstonecraft preached that intellect will always govern and sought to persuade women to endeavour to acquire strength, both of mind and body.
  475. Wolmar, Christian: Wanted: A new model of public ownership
    Resource Type: Article
    The challenge to the left is to develop an alternative model of ownership.
  476. Wolochatiuk, Tim: We Were Children 
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2012
    A 2012 documentary film about the experiences of First Nations children in the Canadian Indian residential school system.
  477. Wolpe, Harold: Race, Class & the Apartheid State
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
    The rise of mass political opposition has put in question all the major issues of social change-relationship of race and class, challenges to apartheid in the economy and the nature of the state.
  478. Womack Jr., John: Rebellion in Chiapas
    An historical reader

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1998
    The revolutionary activities of the Zapatista Army for National Liberation have drawn attention to a 500-year struggle between the majority Mayan population and the Spanish and Mexican rulers of the region. Womack has brought together a collection of readings and documents that illuminate this difficult and important struggle.
  479. Women's Research Centre: Recollecting our Lives
    Women's Experiences of Childhood Sexual Abuse

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
  480. Women's Self-Help Network for Change: Working Collectively
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1984   Published: 1985
    A handbook for people wishing to form collectives, or established collectives seeking solutions to problems such as power imbalances, conflict meditation, and setting priorities.
  481. Women's Skill Development Society: Tools for Change
    A Curriculum about Women and Work

    Resource Type: Book
  482. Wong, May: Domestic Work and Rights in China
    Against The Current vol. 133

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    When China adopted the “open door” policy in 1978, south China, especially the Pearl River Delta area, was the first industrial area created to attract foreign investment, particularly from Hong Kong. In the late 1990s, China accelerated this policy, opening consumer markets to foreign investment. Since 1999, the average annual gross domestic product grew 10%, far ahead of other developing countries.
  483. Wood, Daniel: Slime, Shorebirds, and a Scientific Mystery
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Examining the impact of large developments near the Fraser River estuary in British Columbia on migrating populations of shorebirds, which have been found to depend on a biofilm in the area to sustain their long flights.
  484. Wood, Ellen Meiksins: Back to Marx 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1997
    Maybe it's time for the left to see the universalization of capitalism not just as a defeat for us but also as an opportunity -- and that, of course, above all means a new opportunity for that unfashionable thing called class struggle.
  485. Wood, Ellen Meiksins: Capitalism and Social Rights
    Against The Current vol. 140

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    We're talking here about rights and how to guarantee them in an unequal globalized society. I’m just going to take it for granted that all of us here believe in human rights in some sense of the term. Let’s start from the premise that all human beings, just by virtue of being human, are entitled to certain basic conditions of freedom and dignity which have to be respected by others, not just by other individuals but also, and especially, by people in power and by states.
  486. Wood, Ellen Meiksins: Democracy Against Capitalism 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1995
    Wood provides a brilliant explication and defense of the key theoretical concepts relevant to socialism, understood to be the most radical social and economic democracy.
  487. Wood, Ellen Meiksins: The Demos Versus 'We, the People': from Ancient to Modern Conceptions of Citizenship
    From Democracy Against Capitalism, Chapter 7

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1995
  488. Wood, Ellen Meiksins: Eurocentric Anti-Eurocentrism 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2001
    What is so puzzling about anti-Eurocentric histories, especially the histories of capitalism, is that, without exception, they are based on the most Eurocentric -- not to mention bourgeois -- assumptions.
  489. Wood, Ellen Meiksins: Interview with Ellen Meiksins Wood 
    Democracy & Capitalism: Friends or Foes?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1996
    Postmodernist pluralism, just like the old variety, obscures the realities of power in capitalist societies. It also disarms and disintegrates the opposition to capitalism. Postmodernism brings us back to the old and uncritical forms of capitalist ideology, which leave the system fundamentally unchallenged. Marxism -- historical materialism -- is the best foundation for an understanding of the society in which we live and therefore also the best guide in our search for a better one.
  490. Wood, Ellen Meiksins: An interview with Ellen Meiksins Wood - co-editor of Monthly Review
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1999
    The strength of the Marxist project is that it does recognize difference, specificities, and grounds its project in a real social word, but that it has a unifying principle - class - based upon lived experience. Obviously class can't cover all emancipatory struggles, but it can provide some sort of unifying principle among emancipatory struggles that's completely lacking in the postmodernist perspective. It can bring together women and men, black and white, based on their common experience of work and exploitation and common interest in a classless society.
  491. Wood, Ellen Meiksins: Modernity, postmodernity, or capitalism?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1996
  492. Wood, Ellen Meiksins: Peasant, Citizen and Slave 
    The Foundations of Athenian Democracy

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1997
    Wood argues that, despite the importance of slavery in Athenian society, the most distinctive characteristic of Athenian democracy was the unprecedented prominence it gave to free labour. Wood argues that the emergence of the peasant as citizen, juridically and politically independent, accounts for much that is remarkable in Athenian political institutions and culture.
  493. Wood, Ellen Meiksins: Politics and the Communist Manifesto -- Part 1 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1998
    Marxists used to be attacked from the right as "reductionists." Today, that accusation has become a favorite of the (postmodernist) left. We've reached a point where any attempt at explanation, any tendency to think in terms of causality, is "reductionist."
  494. Wood, Ellen Meiksins: The Retreat from Class 
    A New 'True' Socialism

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1986   Published: 1999
  495. Wood, Ellen Meiksins: The Retreat of the Intellectuals
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Ellen Meiksins Wood saw a great danger in the reluctance of today's intellectuals to criticize capitalism.
  496. Wood, Ellen Meiksins; Meiksins, Peter; Yates, Michael D.: Rising from the Ashes
    Labor in the Age of "Global" Capitalism

    Resource Type: Book
    Takes on the issues of changing composition of the international working class, patterns of work under contemporary capitalism, the relationship of race and gender to class, the promise and limitations of recent eruptions of labour militancy, and the strategic options available to working people in an age of "global" capitalism.
  497. Wood, John (Director): Just Another Cog in the Machine
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2009
    Using wordplay & a photocopier to promote starting a union.
  498. Wood, Linda Solomon: Success, sex, and morality in the tar sands
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    A glimpse of what life is like for a certified electrician who is one of three women among 500 employees working on a site in the tar sands.
  499. Woodcock, George: Anarchism
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1962
    Woodcock presents anarchism as a political philosophy, a system of social thought which aims at fundamental changes in the structure of society and particularly at the replacement of authoritraian states by co-operation between free individuals.
  500. Woodcock, George: Power To Us All
    Constitution or Social Contract?

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992
    Woodcock calls for a true participatory democracy.
  501. Woodcock, George: The Rejection of Politics and other essays
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1974
    "The rejection of politics" is a basic tenet of all anarchism. Woodcock however does not discuss anarchism as such but the path that his own political interests have taken: from international anarchist to Canadian patriot. Two recurrent themes in the book are his antipathy to Marxism and his ambivalent attitude toward Canadian nationalism. Woodcock believes that the "Left" is dead and that modern anarchists have to shed outdated concepts of the past.
  502. Woodcock, George: Walking through the Valley
    An Autobiography

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1993
  503. Woodcock, George: William Godwin
    A Biographical Study

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2008
    A biography of the influential writer and thinker described by Woodcock as the first prophet of libertarian socialism.
  504. Woodcock, George; Avakumociv, Ivan: From Prince to Rebel
    Peter Kropotkin

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
    A bigraphy of the anarchist intellectual Peter Kropotkin.
  505. Woodcock, George; Avakumovic, Ivan: Peter Kroptkin
    From Prince to Rebel

    Resource Type: Book
  506. Woodrow, Peter: Clearness
    Processes for Supporting Individuals and Groups in Decision-Making

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1976
  507. Woods, Alan: Bolshevism: The Road to Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1999
    An in-depth analysis of the history of Bolshevism and the many programmatic, tactical and organisational lessons to be drawn from that history.
  508. Woods, Alan: Marx versus Bakunin
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
  509. Woods, Chris: Sudden Justice: America's Secret Drone Wars
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Traces the growing use of armed drones. Woods examines the multiple legal and ethical issues that surround the drone wars.
  510. Woodworth, Elizabeth: 'What can I Do?'
    Citizen Strategies for Nuclear Disarmament

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
  511. Woolford, Andrew: This Benevolent Experiment
    Indigenous Boarding Schools, Genocide, and Redress in the United States and Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    A multi-layered comparative analysis of indigenous boarding schools in the US and Canada.
  512. Worcester, Kent: C.L.R. James
    A Political Biography

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1996
    A biography of C.L.R. James, an important figure in Marxist theory, revolutionary history, classical and popular culture, political activism and national independence movements.
  513. Workers Vangaurd: Ukraine Turmoil
    Capitalist Powers in Tug of War

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The ongoing aim of the Western imperialists is to establish a client state on the border of Russia, which under the rule of capitalist strongman Vladimir Putin has increasingly become a thorn in their sides. And Ukraine would be a big prize. Its industrial base supplies the Russian market, and its Black Sea and Crimean peninsula territories are of strategic importance to the Russian military.
  514. working class self organisation: Bulgarian fascists run nightly patrols targeting immigrants
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    In the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, groups of fascists in paramilitary uniforms are conducting what they describe as ‘civil patrols’. The purpose of the patrols is to stop people in the street and then demand to see their identification or immigration documentation.
  515. Working Lives Collective: Working Lives
    Vancouver 1886-1986

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1986
  516. Working Unit on Social Issues and Justice, Division of Mission in Canada: The Control of the Canadian Economy and the Human Problem of Unemployment:
    A Christian Perspective

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1979
    This statement is printed as a fold-out on one sheet with an insert.
  517. World Commission on Environment and Development: Energy 2000
    A Global Strategy for Sustainable Development

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1987
  518. World Commission on Environment and Development: Food 2000
    Global Policies for Sustainable Agriculture

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1987
    World food production is characterized by unsaleable surpluses in Europe and North America, alongside mass hunger in the Third World. This report to the WCED argues this pattern is ecologically destructive and morally unacceptable and that the loss of cropland, forests and fertility is not inevitable. It proposes solutions to meet the growing demand for food, and to improve the environment in areas lost to agricultural production.
  519. World Rainforest Movement: FAO: Plantations are not forests!
    Since 1948 the UN's Food and Agriculture has been clinging to an outmoded definition of 'forests' that includes industrial wood plantations

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The FAO definition considers forests to be basically just 'a bunch of trees', while ignoring other fundamental aspects of forests, including their many other life-forms such as other types of plants, as well as animals, and forest-dependent human communities. Equally, it ignores the vital contribution of forests to natural processes that provide soil, water and oxygen.
  520. Worpole, Ken: Towns for People
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992
    Examines the pressures, lifestyle changes, and social factors that contributed to the decline in urban public life in the late 20th century.
  521. Worster, Donald: Rivers of Empire
    Water, Aridity, and the Growth of the American West

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1992
    A history of the agribusinessmen and engineers who financed and built the system of damns, reservoirs, and canals which transformed the American West from a sparsely inhabited dry region to the site of massive farms and sprawling cities. Worster argues that control of scarce water resources gave rise to a capitalist/bureaucratic elite and to a modern day empire. This elite established and perpetuated itself on the backs of impoverished wage labourers. He criticizes the waste of water for swimming pools, casino fountains, and ill-suited crops like alfalfa, the depletion of aquifers, and the salinization of rivers. Worster points out the vengeance of nature in the form of the sedimentation and collapse of dozens of dams.
  522. Worth, Jess: Bloody Oil
    Canadian First Nations internationalize their struggle against the most destructive project on earth

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    The extraction of oil from tar sands is perhaps the most ecologically insane idea on the planet. Four First Nations representatives from Canada travelled to Britain to participate in the London climate camp and the country's biggest annual gathering of climate activists. Organized by the Indigenous Environmental Network and supported by the New Internationalist, the group's aim was to internationalize the campaign for a complete tar sands moratorium.
  523. Worth, Jess; Chivers, Danny: Why we should feel positive about Paris
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    As the final text of the Paris deal was being wrestled into shape, we were standing near the Arc de Triomphe, underneath a huge red line. This stretch of scarlet fabric was one of many held aloft by chanting and singing members of a 15,000-strong crowd. They - we - were there to demand climate justice; to condemn an international deal that we already knew would cross crucial red lines for the climate. Though the deal was a dud, this was no Copenhagen, argue Jess Worth and Danny Chivers.
  524. Wright, Albion Rev., United Church of Canada: Mission and Ministry Workbook: Metropolitan Core
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1978
    This workbook is being used by the Task Group on The Church in the Metropolitan core as part of a process to develop a policy statement on Urban Mission for the 1980 Council of The United Church in Canada.
  525. Wright, Chris: A libertarian Marxist tendency map
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    This tendency map was produced by Chris Wright for endpage.com, now part of the libcom.org library - it is designed to trace some of the important tendencies in libertarian Marxism. Contains a brief written history with links to key individuals, groups and publications, and a graphic map.
  526. Wright, Christopher; Nyberg, Daniel: Corporate climate risk is about profit, not fixing the problem
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Corporate 'risk management' is concerned with protecting profits, not with protecting the planet or human beings.
  527. Wright, Cynthia: Feminism in Canada
    Against The Current vol. 122

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    Last year, on International Women’s Day in Toronto, several hundred people — many veteran feminist activists — packed an auditorium in the city’s Ryerson University for the launch of Judy Rebick’s oral history of the women’s movement in Canada, Ten Thousand Roses: The Making of a Feminist Revolution. The fact that the book had just been reviewed in the conservative Globe and Mail, Canada’s most influential newspaper, also widened the audience.
  528. Wright, Erik Olin: Capitalism and Freedom
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In the United States, many take for granted that freedom and democracy are inextricably connected with capitalism. Milton Friedman, in his book Capitalism and Freedom, went so far as to argue that capitalism was a necessary condition for both.
  529. Wright, Judy: The Coral Battleground
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1977   Published: 2014
    A fight for the preservation of the Great Barrier Reef, located in the coast of Queensland. In the late 1960s the reef began to be threatened with limestone mining and oil drilling.
  530. Wright, Richard: What Is America?
    A Short History of the New World Order

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2008
    "All who delve into American history must contend with a language of misnomer and condescension," Wright states in his author's foreword. "Whites are soldiers, Indians are warriors; whites live in towns, Indians in villages; whites have states, Indians have tribes."
  531. Wright, Richard; Endres, Robin: Eight Men Speak
    And Other Plays from the Canadian Workers' Theatre

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1976
    Eight plays presented by the Canadian Worker's Theatre in the 1930s.
  532. Wright, Ronald: A Short History of Progress
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2004
    If the population growth, consumption of resources, and technological advances continue according to the trend of the twentieth century, at the expense of the earth, the outcome may be disastrous.
  533. Wright, Ronald: Stolen Continents
    The "New World" Through Indian Eyes

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992
    A history of the Americas through Native eyes.
  534. Wright, Steve: Storming Heaven
    Class composition and struggle in Italian autonomist Marxism

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2002
    Offering a critical and historical exploration of the tendency's emergence in post-war Italy, "Storming Heaven" moves beyond the crisis of traditional analytical frameworks on the left, and assesses the strengths and limitations of autonomist Marxism as first developed by Antonio Negri, Mario Tronti, Sergio Bologna and others.
  535. Wright, W. John & DuVernet, Christopher: The Canadian Public Affairs Handbook
    Maximizing Markets, Protecting Bottom Lines

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
  536. Writers to Reform the Libel Law: Libel Law is dangerous
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1992
    Libel laws threaten freedom of speech.
  537. Wuerthner, George: Anthropocene Boosters and the Attack on Wilderness Conservation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A number of academics, commentators, and groups argue that humans have so completely modified the Earth that concepts such as 'wilderness' or 'nature' have become meaningless, and that therefore there is no point in talking about 'preserving' wilderness or natural areas. The idea of 'nature', they say, is just a human cultural construct. Those advancing these ideas use different progressive-sounding labels, such as "pragmatic environmentalists" or "green postmodernism," but their message is that we should forget about wilderness conservation and just get on with the business of 'managing' the planet for human benefit. Not surprisingly, corporate and industry leaders have been jumping on the bandwagon.
  538. Wuerthner, George: The Chainsaw Collaboratives
    The Newest Threat to Our National Forests

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Given the membership of the typical collaborative it is hardly surprising that most support greater logging/grazing of our public lands.
  539. Wuerthner, George: Corporate Welfare in the Forest
    Post-Fire Logging Loses Money and Damages the Health of the Ecosystem

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The Forest Service is under extreme political pressure to log our national patrimony, whether it makes any economic or ecological sense. A good example of a needless, ecologically damaging, and economically wasteful logging proposal is the proposed $1.4 million Pole Creek post-fire logging sale.
  540. Wuerthner, George: The Moronic Sport: ORVs on Public Lands
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    I do not accept the premise that abuse of our lands is something that we must tolerate as inevitable. It is our land. It is our children's land, and their children's land. We have a responsibility to pass these lands on to the next generation in better condition than we found them.
    Talking about promoting 'responsible' ORV use is like suggesting we ought to promote "responsible wife abuse" or "responsible child abuse."
  541. Wuerthner, George: Ranchers, the Real Eco Terrorists?
    Malice Toward Wildlife

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Analysis on acts of "eco-terrorism" on public lands and towards wildlife.
  542. Wuerthner, George: The Real Cost of a Hamburger
    The Ecological Consequences of Welfare Ranching

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Do you know what a Big Mac costs? If you say $2.50 or whatever the current price posted at the McDonald’s restaurant may be, you are vastly under-estimating the real price. That’s because $2.50 does not reflect the genuine cost of production. Every hamburger price tag should include a calculation of animal suffering, human health costs, economic and ecological subsidies. None of these bona fide costs is included in the price one pays for a hamburger (or other meats eaten by consumers for that matter).
  543. Wyatt, Rachel: Agnes Macphail
    Champion of the Underdog

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2000
  544. Wyckoff, Hogie: Solving Women's Problems (Through Awareness, Action, And Contact)
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1977
    The lowdown on radical therapy principles and practice, positive personal change that empowers individuals to work effectively for social change. Describes the philosophy, theory and practical application of problem-solving groups.
  545. Wyckoff, Hogie (Editor): Love, Therapy And Politics
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1976
    This ia a collection of articles compiled from the first year of "Issues in Radical Therapy." It includes political perspectives on therapy, group dynamics, male/female sex roles, and other concerns relevant to the practice of radical therapy.
  546. Wyman, Ken: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started in Direct Mail Fundraising
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
  547. Wyman, Ken: Guide to Special Events Fundraising
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1989
  548. Wynter, Coral: The terrible legacy of Agent Orange and dioxin
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Agent Orange was manufactured by Monsanto Corporation and Dow Chemicals to use as a herbicide and defoliant in the Vietnam War.
  549. Wypijewski, Joann: Eye in the Sky
    Surveillance and the Art of Arnold Mesches

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Round about the turn of this century Arnold Mesches, who is neither monk nor medievalist nor Christian, began illuminating manuscripts from the world that long since had killed God but appropriated or accommodated to a version of His all-seeing eye. The manuscripts in question: Mesches’ FBI file, 1945 to 1972.
  550. Wypijewski, Joann: Milton Rogovin: Portraitist to the People
    He Gave Them Respect

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    His photography did not turn people into victims, nor did it make them heroes.
  551. Wypijewski, Joann: Oscar Hangover Special: Why "Spotlight" Is a Terrible Film
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    I am astonished (though I suppose I shouldn't be) that, across the past few months, ever since Spotlight hit theatres, otherwise serious left-of-centre people have peppered their party conversation with effusions that the film reflects a heroic journalism, the kind we all need more of. I was in Boston in the Spring of 2002 reporting on the priest scandal, and because I know some of what is untrue, I don't believe the personal injury lawyers or the Boston Globe's "Spotlight" team or the Catholic "faithful" who became harpies outside Boston churches, carrying signs with images of Satan.
  552. Wypijewski, Joanne: Primitive Heterosexuality
    Carnal Knowledge

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013