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  1. Yachir, Faysal: The World Steel Industry
    Dynamics of Decline

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
    This book covers the profound changes undergone by the world steel industry since the mid-1970s oil price rise. Faysal Yachir combines technological explanation, economic argument and awareness of the class implications of the changes in the global steel industry to throw light on what is happening to the world economy. His analysis raises questions about the future of traditional manufacturing sectors, and explores the prospects for Third World countries of developing their own industries.
  2. Yakupitiyage,Tharanga: TPP is "Worst Trade Agreement" for Medicine Access, Says Doctors Without Borders
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The TPP [Trans-Pacific Partnership] will…go down in history as the worst trade agreement for access to medicines in developing countries, said Doctors without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in a statement following the signing of the TPP trade deal.
  3. Yalnizyan, Armine: Canada's Great Divide
    The politics of the growing gap between rich and poor in the 1990s

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2000
    Over the course of the 1990s, Canada's growing gap has become a slippery slope for a growing number of middle income familes sliding towards the bottom of the income ladder.
  4. Yan, Wong Kam: China's Worker Protests: A Second Wave of Labor Unrest?
    Against The Current vol. 121

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    There has been a 30% rise in collective riots in China in recent years. Whereas in 1993, there were 10,000 reported cases with 700,000 participants, in 2003 it jumped to 60,000 with 3 million participants. Among these examples, labor unrest has been quite outstanding, though it is difficult to get official statistics.
  5. Yang, Mauel: Breadking the Grid, Making Our Class
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Yang provides a reading of E.P. Thompson's "The Making of the English Working Class" through the lens of contemporary and historical working-class revolutions and struggles.
  6. Yanowitz, Jason: The Makhno Myth
    Anarchists in the Russian Revolution

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    Starting in the 1970s, a new consensus emerged among serious scholars of the Russian Revolution. Instead of seeing the rise of Stalinism as the predetermined outcome of Leninism or workers' power, "revisionist" historians looked instead to the devastating effects of civil war and international isolation. They discovered that the early years of the workers' state were far more complicated and rich than the standard right-wing inevitable-march-to-totalitarianism version. In its broad outlines, their work confirmed that material conditions, rather than Bolshevik original sin, transformed a mass, popular revolution into its opposite, Stalinism.
  7. Yap, Nonita T.: Sustainable Community Development
    An Introductory Guide

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
  8. Yassin, Jaime Omar: Demonizing the Victims of Katrina
    Coverage painted hurricane survivors as looters, snipers and rapists

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    Hurricane Katrina led many media reporters and commentators to reveal themselves and their deep-seated prejudices.
  9. Yates, Michael: Lock 'Em Up
    The Prison State

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Without a doubt, most of those enmeshed in the (in)justice system are not dangers to society and would not have been in it at all in a society that wasn't so racist and so shot through with every kind of social and economic inequality. Unfortunately, whatever the reasons why so many men and women have been denied their freedom, once the numbers began to rise dramatically, constituencies came into being: lawyers, police, probation officers, prison guards and staff, drug and alcohol rehabilitation counselors, sex offender counselors, vendors of all sorts, clerks and other clerical support staff, court officers, judges, community service employers that have a strong stake in milking the new cash cow.
  10. Yates, Michael: Longer Hours, Fewer Jobs
    Employment and Unemployment in the United States

    Resource Type: Book
    Explains how employment and unemployment are inextricably connected in an economic system where employers are driven by the search for profits.
  11. Yates, Michael: Naming the System
    Resource Type: Book
    The economic boom of the 1990s created huge wealth for the bosses, but benefitted workers hardly at all. Michael D. Yates seeks to explain how this happened, and what can be done about it.
  12. Yates, Michael: Why Unions Matter 
    2nd Edition, 10th Anniversary Update

    Resource Type: Book
    Shows why workers need unions, how unions are formed, how they operate, how collective bargaining works, the role of unions in politics, and what unions have done to bring workers together across the divides of race, gender, religion, and sexual orientation.
  13. Yates, Michael: Year of the Strike
    A Short Story

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    A short story about a boy's money-making scheme during the year his father and other workers go on strike at the town glass factory.
  14. Yates, Michael (ed.): More Unequal
    Aspects of Class in the United States

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2007
    Yates looks at class from a global vantage point integrating discussions of race, gender, and class, and the emergence of an international capitalist class.
  15. Yates, Michael D.: The Great Inequality
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    A growing inequality in income and wealth marks modern capitalism, and it negatively affects nearly every aspect of our lives, especially those of the working class. Michael Yates explains what inequality is, why it matters, how it affects us, what its underlying causes are, and what we might do about it. This book was written to encourage informed radical action by working people, the unemployed, and the poor, uniquely blending the author’s own experiences with his ability to make complex issues comprehensible to a mass audience.
  16. Yates, Michael D.: Wisconsin Uprising
    Labor Fights Back

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2012
    A collection of essays describing the working class uprising that occurred in Wisconsin, in February and early March of 2011.
  17. Yates, Michael D. (ed.): Wisconsin Uprising
    Labor Fights Back

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2012
    A collection of accounts from the early stages of the Wisconsin uprising against the corporate world in the of spring 2011.
  18. Yeoman: The World Bank Group's Uncounted
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The World Bank has regularly failed to live up to its own policies for protecting people harmed by projects it finances. Over the last decade, projects funded by the World Bank have physically or economically displaced an estimated 3.4 million people, forcing them from their homes, taking their land or damaging their livelihoods.
  19. Yepe, Manuel E.: The Return of the Coup in Latin America
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Venezuela and Brazil are the scenes of a new form of coup d'etat that would set the continent's political calendar back to its worst times. Meanwhile, in Argentina, the brutal model for the demolition of democracy is set forward by the continental oligarchic right and the hegemonic forces of US imperialism who wish to impose their model in the region.
  20. Yermiya, Dov: My War Diary
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1983
    In this passionate and humane diary, Dov Yermiya, a lieutenant colonel in the Israeli Defense Forces, provides eyewitness accounts of the Israeli invasion of Lebanon.
  21. Yoder, Andrew: Pirate Radio Stations
    Tuning In Underground Broadcasts

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
  22. York, Geoffrey: The High Price of Health
    A Patient's Guide to the Hazards of Medical Politics

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
  23. York, Geoffrey; Pindera, Loreen: People Of The Pines
    The Warriors And The Legacy Of Oka

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991
    An account of the 78-day standoff in the summer of 1990 between Mohawk warriors and Quebec Police and the Canadian Army.
  24. York, Jillian: Net freedom 'at stake' on WikiLeaks
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Internet service providers are cutting access to the whistleblower site, raising broader concerns about online freedom.
  25. Young, Allyson: Alternative Energy Association
    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1977
    A group that discusses energy conservation issues.
  26. Young, Art: Pro-Israel Lobby Alarmed by Growth of Boycott, Divestment Movement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    The international campaign for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel is emerging as one of the most important ways to demonstrate solidarity with Palestine.
  27. Young, Art (ed.): Making a Killing
    The Canada-Israel Military-Industrial Partnership

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Canadian companies supply many essential components to Israel's war machine. This pamphlet provides information on the arms trade that will help to strengthen the movement for boycott, divestment and sanctions.
  28. Young, Charles M.: Nim and Noam
    Skinner, Chomsky and the Chimp

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    How psychologists abused a chimpanzee in a failed attempt to prove that Noam Chomsky was wrong about language.
  29. Young, Charles M.: Watching the Pentagon Channel
    The New Socialist Realism

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    The oddest aspect of the Pentagon Channel is how completely they shield their audience - potential soldiers, current soldiers and former soldiers - from what they are defending, which is to say: capitalism.
  30. Young, James D.: Reply to A Reviewer
    Against The Current vol. 146

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    My old friend Paul Buhle has developed a neat general formula for reviewing the books he is out of sympathy with. Paul begins by making laudatory comments and concludes by expressing overwhelmingly negative judgments. But he has gone too far in his review of my The Rousing of the Scottish Working Class by falsely accusing me of using “a club to beat [E.P.] Thompson.”
  31. Young, Joyce: Fundraising for Non-Profit Groups
    How to Get Money from Corporations, Foundations, and Government

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1981
  32. Young, Kevin: Indians, Leftists, and Rebellion in Bolivia - review
    Against The Current vol. 163

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    A review of 'Red October: Left-Indigenous Struggles in Modern Bolivia' by Jeffery Webber.
  33. Young, Kevin: The Rise of the Tea Party
    Where Did They Come From?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    The Tea Party has never been a genuine social movement or political outsider but rather an elite-dominated group that was closely linked to the Republican establishment from its inception.
  34. Young, Patrick: Getting Serious About Keeping Fossil Fuels in the Ground Means Getting Serious About a Just Transition 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    If the climate movement is going to get serious about keeping fossil fuels in the ground, the movement needs to get serious about cultivating a real vision for a just transition. If we’re going to see coal-fired power plants and oil refineries and chemical plants shut down we need to have a real vision about what the future looks like for those workers, their families and their communities.
  35. Young, Walter D.: The Anatomy of a Party
    The National CCF 1932-1961

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1961
    A history of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation focusing on the relationship between the CCF as a movement and as a political party.
  36. Young, Wayland: Eros Denied
    Sex in Western Society

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1964   Published: 1966
    Spanning 2000 years of Western culture, Eros Denied explores the multitude of forces which through the ages have tended to suppress and pervert the sexual instincts.
  37. Younge, Gary: How to fight reactionaries
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    Fundamentalists of all kinds only thrive when their communities feel besieged. Understanding why is not an indulgence.
  38. Yu, Au Loong: The New Chinese Nationalism
    Against The Current vol. 136

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    Corporate globalization has been remarkably successful in driving down wages and the welfare of working people across the world. Resistance to this is necessary and inevitable, hence the birth of the anti-globalization movement. The movement is vastly heterogeneous, but internationalist aspirations are strongly visible.
  39. Yu, Au Loong; Ruixue, Bai: Resistance in China Today
    Against The Current vol. 161

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Cases of resistance in China continue to grow.
  40. Yu, Au Loong; Ruixue, Bai: Resistance in China Today
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Cases of Resistance in China continue to grow. Protests both large and small are extremely frequent. These range from workers’ protests against unpaid wages and demands for labor rights to protests against corrupt officials and environmental abuses. While these struggles have often been brought to a swift end through repression, they have also frequently led to protestors being granted concessions.
  41. Yu, Mok Chiu and Harrison, J. Frank (ed.): Voices from Tiananmen Square
    Beijing Spring and the Democracy Movement

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
  42. Yurkevych (Lev Rybalka): The Russian Social Democrats and the National Question
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1917



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