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  1. Oak Ridges Trail Association
    Resource Type: Website
    Engages in and promotes conservation, restoration and appreciation of the natural environment surrounding the trail system and encourages ecologically responsible attitudes towards the Moraine.
  2. Oakland After Ferguson
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Already #BlackLivesMatter protests in Oakland are being likened to the sustained unrest following the videotaped murder of Oscar Grant by cops. But this time something is different.
  3. The Oakland General Strike of 1946
    Resource Type: Article
    An account of the General Strike in Oakland, California.
  4. The Oakland Port Shutdown
    Against The Current vol. 156

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    A personal account of the growing dialogue between the labour movement and the Occupy organizing, as seen by someone heavily involved in attempting to build these linkages.
  5. Oaxaca: Autonomy Under Seige
    Against The Current vol. 148

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    On April 27, 2010, the Mexican state of Oaxaca again garnered international attention as a humanitarian aid and solidarity caravan comprised of national and international activists heading to the Autonomous Municipality of San Juan Copala was ambushed by state-backed paramilitaries, resulting in the deaths of two activists, leaving several wounded, and others disappeared for days.
  6. Oaxaca protests 2006
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    The Mexican state of Oaxaca was embroiled in a conflict that lasted more than seven months and resulted in at least seventeen deaths and the occupation of the capital city of Oaxaca by the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO).
  7. Obama Administration Muzzling Its Scientists
    Just Like Canada's Harper Government

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Muzzling of scientists matters because they make policy decisions with real-world impacts on society.
  8. Obama, African Americans and War on the Working Poor
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Malcom X's speech given nearly 50 years ago still remains valid today even in the age of the first African-American president and a sizable Congressional Black Caucus. While much has changed legally and socially -- upper-class African Americans can work and live almost anywhere if qualified -- much hasn’t changed for the working poor who are Black.
  9. Obama and "I Have a Dream" in 2008
    Against The Current vol. 132

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    As we enter the 2008 presidential election, it is noteworthy that Illinois Senator Barack Obama is still a serious contender for the Democratic Party nomination. I say “noteworthy” because his campaign has been marked throughout with ambivalence among many African Americans.
  10. Obama and the Boy in the Metal Box
    The Incarceration of John Walker Lindh

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Clemency for John Walker Lindh would open up to public scrutiny an outrageous injustice that high officials in the Bush administration deliberately perpetrated on an American citizen after the 9/11 attacks. It would expose how they covered up their illegalities by betraying the legal professionalism of the Justice Department and by imprisoning their victim behind prison walls for half his life.
  11. Obama and the Empire
    Against The Current vol. 136

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    As Barack Obama’s campaign shifted focus to battle John McCain following his victory over Hillary Clinton, various observers began to suggest that Obama had begun to “move to the center” in order to get elected. Supporters explained that shift as a necessary pragmatic step; others, airing varied degrees of disappointment, went so far as to suggest that he had somehow “lurched to the right.”
  12. Obama Crowned Himself on New Year's Eve
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
  13. Obama food aid ravages Third World farmers
    Despite uplifting rhetoric, Obama is perpetuating a program that sabotages foreigners' self-sufficiency

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The US taxpayers who finance foreign food aid surely believe they are feeding starving people. But the truth is the reverse - it is undermining indigenous agriculture in recipient countries - creating famine and chronic malnutrition, while sabotaging self-sufficiency.
  14. Obama: Human Rights Disaster
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2013
    The presidency of Barack Obama has continued, consolidated and institutionalized the human rights catastrophe of its predecessor. It's frankly impossible to look at the string of atrocities without becoming enraged and it's also critical to understand why they're happening.
  15. Obama Killed a 16-Year-Old American in Yemen. Trump Just Killed His 8-Year-Old Sister.
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The U.S. continues to massacre Yemeni civilians, both directly and through its tyrannical Saudi partners.
  16. Obama Launches an Illegal War in Syria
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2014
    President Obama’s decision to bomb Syria stands in stark violation of international law, the UN Charter, and the requirements of the U.S. Constitution.
  17. Obama on Israel-Palestine
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Noam Chomsky criticizes Barack Obama's vague stance on the Israel-Palestine conflict and warns that there is much importance in what he is not expressing.
  18. 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.
  19. The Obama Reality Disconnect
    Against The Current vol. 155

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    There is a sharp reality disconnect in the Black community. On the one hand, the Black population continues to support the first African-American president, Barack Obama, by more than 90%.
  20. Obama signs police state legislation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Militarism and aggressive war abroad go hand in hand with authoritarianism and dictatorship at home.
  21. The Obama Syndrome
    Surrender at Home, War Abroad

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2010
    A merciless dissection of Obama’s overseas escalation and domestic retreat.
  22. Obama to sign AIPAC-promoted trade bill that legitimizes Israeli occupation and fights BDS
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The U.S. Senate has passed the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 by a 75-20 veto proof margin. The large trade policy bill includes anti- BDS trade legislation promoted by AIPAC and introduces new U.S. policy language by including all "Israeli-controlled territories" as part of Israel.
  23. Obama's Afghanistan War: Morally Wrong, or Incompetently Waged?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    For our rulers, the point of a war is to make us Americans feel the way only a war can--determined to prevail over a dangerous foreign enemy by supporting our leaders when we would otherwise oppose them over domestic issues. Wars are waged for domestic social control and to justify enormous arms expenditures and contracts. Our leaders need wars to drag on so the enemy can be deemed sufficiently dangerous and implacable and thus the war made to seem important or necessary.
  24. Obama's Double-Standard On Russia: He Attacks Russia, Then Condemn's Putin For Defending Russia From His Attack
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Obama overthrew the legal Government, and replaced it by this illegal one. But now he criticizes Putin as if he were the aggressor instead of the defender here. And Obama demands that the Soviet dictator's forced transfer of Crimea to Ukraine be legal and that Putin's defense of Crimeans' democratic self-determination in response to that coup be considered illegal.
  25. Obama's House of Cards
    Will Russia and China Hold Their Fire Until War Is the Only Alternative?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Barak Obama's September 24 speech at the UN is the most absurd thing I have heard in my entire life. It is absolutely amazing that the president of the United States would stand before the entire world and tell what everyone knows are blatant lies while simultaneously demonstrating Washington's double standards and belief that Washington alone, because the US is exceptional and indispensable, has the right to violate all law.
  26. Obama's Hypocritical Crusade Against Extremism
    Will the Feds Soon be Targeting People With a "Bad Attitude"?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    In his speech last month to the United Nations, President Obama summoned foreign leaders to join his "campaign against extremism." Obama has repeatedly invoked the "extremist" threat to justify attacking abroad and seizing more power at home since taking office in 2009. But the president's own record makes it tricky for him to pirouette as the World Savior of Moderation.
  27. Obama's Imperial Continuity
    Against The Current vol. 146

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Despite the rhetoric of hope and promises of “change we can believe in” that ushered him into the White House, Barack Obama has offered anything but a marked shift in the fundamental course of U.S. foreign policy. The change Obama has brought — to the relief of U.S. and global elites — is away from the George W. Bush-era fantasy that U.S. military firepower and ideological muscle could unilaterally dominate the globe. But his underlying policy goals are very much in continuity not only with Bush but with a century of his predecessors.
  28. Obama's Liberty Problem
    Why Indefinite Detention By Executive Order Should Scare the Hell Out of People

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    The proposal to create a special new legal system by Executive Order will threaten the liberty of every single US citizen who is not in Guantanamo because it will damage the due process guarantees which have built up over the years to protect each one of us.
  29. Obama's Obscenities on Syria
    Obama Offers No Evidence Assad was Behind Poison Gas Attack in Damascus, Yet Defends Unprovoked War Anyway

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    President Obama did not give any compelling evidence to prove that Syrian president Bashar al-Assad was behind the alleged Sarin attack on residents of a suburb of Damascus.
  30. Obama's Reform, Recovery Stalled
    Against The Current vol. 148

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    The Reform agenda of president Obama and the Democrats, such as it was, is exhausted. Two failing wars, a fragile and almost jobless economic recovery teetering on the cusp of a double-dip Great Recession, and an all-out rightwing racial, economic and political offensive have defined the ground for the November midterm election and the period to follow.
  31. 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.
  32. Obama's Sinister Crackdown on the Press
    Detention of Greenwald Partner in London Clearly Came on US Orders

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    David Miranda was placed on such a watch list by the US because of his relationship with Greenwald and was detained and held, without access to a lawyer, for nine hours.
  33. Obamas Sordid Record on Censorship and Secrecy
    Blindfolding the Republic

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Obama’s failure to attend the Charlie Hebdo march in Paris and the condemnations of this press freedom omission.
  34. 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.
  35. Obituary: Eric Hobsbawm: 1917-2012
    Against The Current vol. 161

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    An obituary for Eric Hobsbawm.
  36. Obituary: Flint Sitdowner: Olen Ham (1917-2012)
    Against The Current vol. 161

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Obituary for Olen Ham.
  37. Obituary: Leon Sedov
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1938
    In Leon Lvovich, Trotsky has lost more than a son of his own blood - he has lost a son in spirit, an irreplaceable companion in struggle.
  38. Objectivity and Liberal Scholarship 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2003
    Chomsky's classic analysis of the liberal scholarship that justified American foreign policy and aggression during the 1960s.
  39. The Obliteration of Privacy
    Snowden and the NSA

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    It’s remarkable how little outrage Edward Snowden’s NSA revelations have provoked in the American public. One often heard response is something like, “Well, I don’t have anything to hide, so I don’t care if the government is listening to what I say. And if they catch some terrorists, so much the better.”
  40. Obscenity conviction
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1992
  41. Obscenity exposed
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1978
    The police definition of 'obscenity' gets right to the crux of the question.
  42. Observations in Germany
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1923
  43. Observations on the Effect of the Manufacturing System
    With Hints for the Improvement of Those Parts of it Which are Most Injurious to Health and Morals

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1817
  44. Obsessions of Berlin
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1948
    The Russians are Berlin's second great obsession. The rape of the city is burned deep into the minds of its inhabitants because it is associated with their greatest disappointment. Long before the fall of the city, refugees from the East told horrible stories about the Russians' behavior. So did the radio. But wishful thinking discounted these stories as exaggerations and propaganda. At any rate, it could not get worse than it was. The same hope that welcomed Hitler in exchange for the depression welcomed now the Russians in exchange for the bombings.
  45. Obsolete Communism
    The Left-Wing Alternative

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1968   Published: 1969
    An account of the May 1968 uprising in Paris, positing a left radical alternative to the encrusted beliefs of the old left and the right. A comment on power, on bureaucracy, and on the paths to liberation.
  46. Occupation
    Israel over Palestine

    Resource Type: Book
    A comprehensive study of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank since 1967.
  47. Occupation 101
    Voices of the Silenced Majority

    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 2007
    A thorough examination on the current and historical root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
  48. The Occupation and the Anti-War Movement After the Election
    Against The Current vol. 115

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    Anyone watching the message on Iraq in George W. Bush's February 3 State of the Union address must be convinced that members of both Houses of Congress, starting with Dick Cheney himself, are definitely making the physical effort needed to sustain their cardiac health. The frenzied rhythm of their standing ovations indeed equaled the most intensive aerobics.
  49. Occupation captured
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Photos of Palestinian life and Israeli occupation in the West Bank city of Hebron.
  50. Occupation, Colonialism, Apartheid?
    A re-assessment of Israel's practicies in the occupied Palestinian territories under international law

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    A study of the Israel-Palestine situation from the standpoint of international law.
  51. Occupation Diaries
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2012
    An inside look at daily life in Palestine.
  52. Occupation Industries: The Israeli Industrial Zones
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    In a climate in which the call for a consumer boycott of Israeli goods is finally gaining strength, one area of Israel's economy is, as yet, surprisingly under-researched. Most of Israel's industrial zones in the West Bank are connected to illegal residential settlements and provide an indispensable economic backbone to the local settler economy. Business areas like the industrial zones are at the forefront of Israel's brutal occupation of Palestine, facilitating ethnic cleansing and acting hand-in-hand with the Israeli state in their quest for territorial dominance.
  53. Occupation of Anicinabe park
    The Occupation of Anicinabe Park 1974; Two Interviews

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1992
    These interviews with Lyle Ironstand and Louis Cameron have been reprinted from Paper Tomahawks: From Red Tape to Red Power by James Burke, published in 1976 by Queenston House Publishing.
  54. The Occupation of the American Mind
    Israel's Public Relations War in the United States

    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2016
    An eye-opening look at pro-Israel public relations efforts within the U.S. Narrated by Roger Waters and featuring leading observers of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, the film explores how the Israeli government, the U.S. government, and the pro-Israel lobby have joined forces, often with very different motives, to shape American media coverage of the conflict in Israel's favour.
  55. The occupation of the factories: Italy 1920 - Paolo Spriano
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1964   Published: 1975
    The story of the mass wave of strikes and factory occupations which swept Italy 1920-21 told from the documents and accounts of the time. Written in 1964 and translated into English in 1975 by Gwyn A Williams, who also wrote the introduction.
  56. Occupation on Trial - Palestinian village sues Canadian corporations for building illegal Israeli settlements
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Bil'in, a Palestinian village that has become an international symbol of Palestinian popular non-violent resistance to the ongoing construction of the Israeli separation wall, is suing Canadian corporations for building illegal settlements.
  57. The Occupation's Dark Underbelly Exposed
    The Revelations of the Israeli Refuseniks

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    A letter signed by 43 veterans of an elite Israeli military intelligence unit declaring their refusal to continue serving the occupation has sent shockwaves through Israeli society.
  58. Occupational health centre dumped
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1989
  59. Occupational Health Congress
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1989   Published: 1990
  60. Occupied Canada
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991
    An autobiography of Robert Calihoo, a native Canadian activist who struggled to regain the reserve that his father had sold out to the Canadian government.
  61. The Occupier Defines Justice
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
  62. Occupy agriculture! Polish farmers sit in for land and freedom
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    At the heart of Poland's capital, Warsaw, farmers have founded a flourishing encampment known as the 'Green City', writes Julian Rose. It's a focus of protest against the sell-off of their land to agribusiness, the arrival of GMO crops, and the imposition of a failed 'Western' model of farming that's creating huge corporate profits while debasing food and bankrupting small farmers.
  63. Occupy Amazonia? Indigenous activists are taking direct action - and it's working
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The native peoples of the Amazon are employing the tactics of the Occupy movement against oil companies, gold miners and illegal loggers. Lacking the protection of the state, they fight their own battles. Recent campaign successes owe much to outside support.
  64. Occupy and the Tasks of Socialists 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
  65. Occupy and the Urgency of Inclusiveness
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Occupy is a social movement that purports to give expression to working class concerns in the absence of working class participation. Occupy has evolved into a form of organization that effectively excludes many who might otherwise participate, and, even worse, may ultimately result in a predominately middle class orientation over time.
  66. Occupy Atlanta: Privilege Politics of Popular Self-Management for the Post-Civil Rights City
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The Occupy Atlanta (OA) movement, like the OWS movement more generally, revealed a national response to the general economic crisis.
  67. Occupy Cincinnati as a Case Study
    Against The Current vol. 163

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Occupy Cincinnati was "an event, not a movement." It is argued that viewing Occupy — both in Cincinnati and nationally — as a movement, causes it to be seen as something that is now over, diminishing its significance.
  68. Occupy and Detroit's Crisis
    Against The Current vol. 156

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    What's the new center of gravity on the political landscape? Dan La Botz has provocatively remarked that Occupy Oakland’s November 2 shutdown of the Port of Oakland — one of the largest recent labor actions — was initiated from outside union structures. Earlier, in New York City, on the morning Mayor Bloomberg dispatched police to expel Occupiers from Liberty Park, 5,000 people — many city workers, transit workers and teachers — turned out, forcing him to back off.
  69. Occupy Everywhere
    Against The Current vol. 158

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The decision by Time magazine to name “the protester” its Person of the Year was largely a response to the two major events that bookended 2011: the Arab Spring and the Occupy movement.
  70. Occupy Giving Why do the 1% give less than the rest of us?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Nearly two thirds of Americans donate to charities each year. This year we will send more than $225 billion to charities. This year, when the stark divide between the 1% and the 99% has begun to inform our thinking and our approach, it might be instructive to examine the world of giving through that lens.
  71. Occupy Isla Vista for the 99%
    Against The Current vol. 156

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Isla Vista is an unincorporated community within the Santa Barbara County, a gentrified ghetto on the sunny seaside of southern California packing 23,000 people within its meager 1.8 square miles. The core is composed of students studying at the nearby University of California, with a largely ignored community composed of Latino/Latina working-class and other permanent residents, including a houseless population.
  72. Occupy LA: The Worst of the Best
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    A report from the 2011 Occupy movement in Los Angeles.
  73. Occupy Movement a valuable partner
    'Idea' to build a united Canadian progressive

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    The progressive community must learn it has to confront power with power – something we don’t do well in Canada. It seems enough to most Canadians to simply point out that something is wrong, and leave it to someone else to shoulder. This doesn’t cut it any more. We need to stop being nice, and start fighting harder!
  74. The Occupy movement and class politics in the US
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The Occupy movement that began in New York in September 2011 and has spread with remarkable speed across the country represents a massive shift in the politics of the United States.
  75. Occupy Oakland activists take up the question of decision-making
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Exclusionary strategies and tactics alienate those of us who are interested in a slower, more solid, more inclusive approach of mass movement building.
  76. Occupy Oakland: The Port Shutdown and Beyond - All Eyes on Longview!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The Occupy movement – and especially Occupy Oakland – has demonstrated remarkable resilience and an almost unprecedented ability to repeatedly mobilize mass actions against economic injustice and police brutality.
  77. Occupy Portland Regroups
    Against The Current vol. 156

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Early on a dark and freezing Monday morning, December 12, 2011, more than 800 people descended on terminals five and six at the Port of Portland. Having announced their intention to occupy and shut down the port, the demonstrators arrived to find that the Port of Portland management had beaten them to the punch and closed the two terminals over “safety concerns.”
  78. Occupy!: Scenes from Occupied America
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2011
    An unofficial record of the New York branch of the Occupy movement, Occupy! combines adrenalin-fueled first-hand accounts of the early days and weeks of Occupy Wall Street with contentious debates and thoughtful reflections.
  79. Occupy: The Movie
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    When Zuccotti Park became the epicentre of a global movement, the world took notice. But what comes next? Uncovering the crusade's genesis, Occupy: The Movie captures America's most daring social movement since the civil rights era.
  80. Occupy the Workplace - review
    Against The Current vol. 162

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    A review of 'Ours to Master and to Own: Workers’ Control from the Commune to the Present', edited by Immanuel Ness and Dario Azzellini.
  81. Occupy Wall Street vs. Kingian Methods
    Where are the Demands?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    The students, the labour unions, the working poor, the immigrants, the activists all over the country should come up with the solutions and make the demands. There can be dangerous consequences in organizing efforts when there is no clarity. It’s often a matter of life and death.
  82. Occupy Wall Street - Wikipedia article
    Connexpedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    About the demonstrations in New York City, 2011.
  83. Occupy Wall Street! Observations from a New York Public Sector Worker
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    A lot remains to be seen, but if Madison is any indication, upping the ante in this struggle and achieving real results will require more than crowds ... it will require the focused activity of significant layers of the organized working classes, that have the roots and the experience to help leverage the power that is being built against the establishment here and nationally. Even if we don't get concrete wins, this will have been a hugely important protest but there is a potential for it to be concretely effective as well.
  84. Occupying Trump?
    Five years after its formation and demise, Occupy is mostly a study in what to avoid for the anti-Trump movement.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Instead of creating a movement that materially attacked the institutions of the 1 percent, many members of the Occupy movement vowed to transform themselves and raise awareness at the individual level. Some responses to Trumpism have fallen into the same trap - treating the election as an opportunity for soul-searching or a reason to rail against individual Trump voters.
  85. Occupying Trump?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Five years after its formation and demise, Occupy is mostly a study in what to avoid for the anti-Trump movement.
  86. Occupy's A**hole Problem: Flashbacks from An Old Hippie
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Watching the OWS organizers struggle with drummers, druggies, sexual harassers, and racists brings me back to a few lessons we had to learn the hard way back in the day, always after putting up with way too much over-the-top behavior from people we didn’t think we were allowed to say no to. It’s heartening to watch the Occupiers begin to work out solutions to what I can only indelicately call the a**hole problem.
  87. Ocean 'dead zones' are spreading - and that spells disaster for fish
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Oxygen levels in our oceans are falling, producing growing 'dead zones' where only the hardiest organisms can survive. The causes are simple: pollution with nutrient-rich wastes, and global warming. But the only solution is to stop it happening - or wait for 1,000 years.
  88. OceanaGold vs El Salvador: Foreshadowing 'Trade' Under the TPP? 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Central American country of El Salvador could be forced to pay US$301 million to Canadian-Australian mining multinational OceanaGold as the two face off in a World Bank investor-state tribunal with proven tendency to favor corporate interests over arguments for protecting national sovereignty, the environment, and human rights.
  89. Ochs, Phil
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    U.S. protest singer (or, as he preferred, a topical singer) and songwriter who was known for his sharp wit, sardonic humor, earnest humanism, political activism, insightful and alliterative lyrics, and haunting voice. (1940 - 1976).
  90. Phil Ochs: Interview on the Chicago Convention
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1968   Published: 1976
    When Phil Ochs returned to New York from the chaotic 1968 Democratic National Convention he gave an interview to Izzy Young of the folklore Center in the village to be sent up to Broadside.
  91. October 7: Defend Education!
    Against The Current vol. 148

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Students, faculty and campus workers across the United States will kick off the 2010-2011 school year with an October 7 national day of action to defend public education. This day of action will attempt to pick up from where last year’s movement to defend public education left off. March 4 represented the broadest point of last year’s organizing, with strikes, major rallies and marches, and smaller local speak-outs taking place throughout California, across the country, and to some extent around the world.
  92. An October for Us, for Russia and for the Whole World
    Against The Current vol. 131

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    This appeal from Russian intellectuals and artists on the 90th anniversary of the Russian October Revolution comes to us from veteran leftists, social democrats, artists and even children of Left Oppositionists, most of them politically active at least since the Gorbachev years of glasnost and perestroika. It has been abridged here for space reasons.
  93. October Revolution
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    The October Revolution, also known as the Soviet Revolution or Bolshevik Revolution, was a political revolution and a part of the Russian Revolution.
  94. The October Revolution in Prospect and Retrospect: Interventions in Russian and Soviet History
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2012
    The author tracks the development of Bolshevism from its inception in 1904 to the October Revolution in 1917. In the post-October period, the author, drawing on the work of Robert Brenner, shows that any NEP-premised programme of economic advance was destined to fail.
  95. An Ode on Whistleblowers and Revolutionaries
    Give Thanks

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    May 27th marked exactly four years of prison time for whistleblower Chelsea Manning.
    Four years for releasing documents disclosing torture and abuse by US and allied forces: rape, whippings, electric drills used on body parts, waterboarding, beatings, murder. Four years for disclosing previously unreported civilian deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan – deaths that number in the tens of thousands. Four years for pulling back the fog of war and exposing US wars abroad for what they are - not the clean, surgical, tactical operations that we hear about on the news but dirty, bloody, and filled with the bodies of innumerable civilian victims: the bodies of men, women, and children who did nothing more than appear in the wrong place, at the wrong time, with the ‘wrong’ skin color and the ‘wrong’ god.
  96. Ode to John Lennon - War No More and Hawk
    Resource Type: Audio
    First Published: 1981
  97. An Ode To Seasons For Peter Matthiessen
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    When human survival is continuously being threatened by varieties of anthropogenic injuries (ecological, economic, social), our capacity to think about the non-human animal become very limited indeed. Nevertheless, it is our ethical obligation to also consider their survival as well.
  98. Odious Debts
    Loose Lending, Corruption and the Thirld World's Environmental Legacy

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991
  99. Odyssey
    Periodical profile published 1983

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1983
    Inactive/Defunct Periodical
  100. Odyssey Newsletter
    Periodical profile published 1981

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1981
    Inactive/Defunct Periodical
    This newsletter is published by "a group of prisoners who feel that prisons and the justice system in Canada can be changed by non-violent means."
  101. Odyssey Newsletter
    Periodical profile published 1984

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1984
    Inactive/Defunct Periodical
  102. Odyssey Newsletter
    Periodical profile published 1982

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1982
    Inactive/Defunct Periodical
    The Odyssey Newsletter is published by a group of long term prisoners who "feel that prisons and the justice system in Canada must be changed through non-violent means."
  103. Odyssey, Vol.1, No.4
    Contact Dave McCauley - Periodical profile published 1979

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1979
    Inactive/Defunct Periodical
    Odyssey is a prison journal containing brief articles, reflections and poems by prisoners at Millhaven Penitentiary, as well as by a few people outside the prison.
  104. Oeko-Institut
    Resource Type: Website
    German institute dealing with environmental issues including transportation and climate change.
  105. Of dust and time and dreams and agonies
    A short history of Canadian people

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1975
  106. Of Forest and Trees Part Two
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Capitalism is first and foremost a system of accumulation. Value is, if not nothing today, pretty much nothing tomorrow. The reproduction of value is pretty much everything. Swindles, looting, theft certainly exist but only phenomenally, as expressions of moments in the organization, and disorganization, of value production.
  107. Of Hegel and Bernie Sanders 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    My concern is not with Bernie Sanders (basically a New Deal liberal) but with the social dynamics of the Sanders phenomenon. What is going on when we see a surge of mass support for someone who identifies himself (however inaccurately) with socialism? What is the social process driving this unexpected shift in political goals and ideas toward the left? What lies behind the re-entry of socialism into the mass vocabulary of political life?
  108. Of Justice, Revolutions and Human Rights: Notes on a trip to Central America
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1980
  109. 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.
  110. Of Sowing and Harvests
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Perhaps our word can manage to join forces with others in Mexico and the world and perhaps first it's heard as a murmur, then out loud, and then a scream that they hear in Gaza. We don't know about you, but we Zapatistas from the EZLN, we know how important it is, in the middle of destruction and death, to hear some words of encouragement.
  111. Off the Rails - The Rise and Fall of the Streetcar
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A history of the streetcar in the United States, beginning with the need for a modern, cost-efficient form of public transit, to its surging popularity, and ending with the General Motors conspiracy that sought to destroy rail-based public transit.
  112. Off the Record
    Resource Type: Article
    The reporter always has the upper hand when you make an 'off-the-record' statement.
  113. Off the Record
    The CCF in Saskatchewan

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1968
    An insider's account of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation in Saskatchewan.
  114. Off Their Backs ...and on our own two feet
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1983
  115. The Offense of Public Nudity
    Resource Type: Article
  116. Office Newsletter
    Periodical profile published 1988

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1988
  117. Office worker's survival guide
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The modern office is fraught with dangers. From the risk of getting fired, to stress, repetitive strain injury (RSI), mindnumbing boredom and more. This helpful guide from libcom.org will help you navigate these hazards to a happy work life, and perhaps a slightly better world.
  118. Officers caught on video beating California homeless man to death acquitted of all charges
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Two former Fullerton, California police officers, Manuel Ramos and Jay Cicinelli, are found not guilty in the killing of Kelly Thomas, a 37-year-old schizophrenic living on the streets.
  119. Official Report on the International NGO Conference on Discrimination
    Against Indigenous Populations - 1977 - In The Americas.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1978
  120. Official Secrets
    The Story Behind the Canadian Security Intelligence Service

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
  121. Offshore Monitor
    Periodical profile published 1984

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1984
  122. Oh Canada! Oh Quebec!
    Requiem for a Divided Country

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1992
  123. Oh, Freedom
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    African American freedom song.
  124. Oh! How -- German is this Revolution!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1918
    The existing penal system, breathing the spirit of brutal class-spirit and capitalist barbarism must be torn up by the roots. A fundamental system of prison-reform must be inaugurated immediately.
  125. Oh, the Mistakes Spokespeople Make: Ten Sure-Fire Ways to Blow an Interview
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2000
    Mistakes to avoid when being interviewed by the media.
  126. Ohio Socialist Runs for U.S. Senate
    Against The Current vol. 146

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    I’m running as the Ohio Socialist Party candidate for the U.S. Senate because I believe that the severity of the crisis, and the depth of dissatisfaction and discontent in our society, obligate socialists to put forward our alternative and to organize to achieve it. We on the left need to present the vision of a democratic socialist society, a society which can only be achieved through building a mass social movement and a radically different sort of political organization.
  127. Ohio Workers, Services Under Fire
    Against The Current vol. 152

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    As in so much of the country after the recent election cycle, a newly-elected Republican administration has taken the reigns of state government in Ohio. The centerpiece of their ambitious austerity agenda is the notorious Senate Bill 5, which will severely restrict the collective bargaining rights of most public sector workers in the state. The bill has galvanized a section of Ohio workers to a degree not seen a decades. On March 31, Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed SB 5 into law, but the movement to defeat the bill still carries on.
  128. The OIC does not speak for Muslims
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    Tarek Fatah says that "To suggest that any criticism of Islamism, the political ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Iranian Ayatollahs, is anti-Islamic is a bogus and fraudulent position. I would contend that my religion Islam demands that I stand up to these bullies and take away from their right to put padlocks on poetry and chastity belts on independent thinking."
  129. Oil & Gas Bibliography
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1981
    The Extension Service of Memorial University of Newfoundland, has long been involved in community development throughout the province.
  130. Oil & Gas: Are We Ready?
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1981
    This booklet contains a summary of the proceedings of a conference sponsored by the Extension Service of Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John's, October 23-26, 1979.
  131. Oil and Gas Industry's "Endless War" on Fracking Critics Revealed by Rick Berman
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Leave it to Washington's top attack-dog lobbyist Richard Berman to verify what many always suspected: that the oil and gas industry uses dirty tricks to undermine science, vilify its critics and discredit journalists who cast doubt on the prudence of fossil fuels.
  132. Oil CEO Wanted University Quake Scientists Dismissed: Dean's E-Mail
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The billionaire CEO of Continental Resources told a dean at the University of Oklahoma that he wanted earthquake researchers dismissed.
  133. Oil dollars
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1989
  134. Oil Pipelines Pipeline cowboys
    New Internationalist October 2003

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2003
    A look at the world's dependence on oil and how Costa Rica has taken strides to break their dependence on the industry. Discussion on the oil industry's effects on different parts of the world.
  135. The Oil Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1981
    According to the author of this article, there will be increasingly dramatic changes in Newfoundland as the offshore oil "boom" further affects the economy and society.
  136. The Oil Road
    Journeys from the Caspian Sea to the City of London

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2012
    A look at a particular oil pipeline and its history, both locally and as a part of the global oil industry.
  137. Ojibwe Cultural Foundation
    Organization profile published 1986

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1986
  138. Ojibwe Cultural Foundation
    Organization profile published 1983

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1983
  139. The Okinawa missiles of October
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    John Bordne, a resident of Blakeslee, Pennsylvania, had to keep a personal history to himself for more than five decades. Only recently has the US Air Force given him permission to tell the tale, which, if borne out as true, would constitute a terrifying addition to the lengthy and already frightening list of mistakes and malfunctions that have nearly plunged the world into nuclear war.
  140. Old Age
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1970   Published: 1977
  141. The Old Braceros Fight On
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Dozens of men assemble to remember their lives as contract guest workers in the United States and discuss the latest news or lack thereof in their decades-old movement to recover the 10 percent that was deducted from their paychecks and supposedly deposited in a savings account created for the return to Mexico under the old Bracero Program.
  142. Old City Hall Bail Project
    Organization profile published 1980

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1980
    Inactive/Defunct Organization
  143. Old-Fashioned Political Activism Doesn't Work
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    If you have ever read an article aiming to make you angry at some government or corporation by exposing some vile wrong-doing of it, then you've experienced at least one author's old-fashioned politcal activism. And if you've ever been asked by some organization, that avoids talking about the necessity and possibility of revolution, to attend a demonstration or sign a petition or vote against some particular governmental or corporate wrong-doing, then you've encountered an old-fashioned political activist organization. If you are, yourself, an old-fashioned political activist, as I once was, then this article is for you.
  144. Old left, new left, what's left?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1970
    Paul Mattick Jr. takes a look at the 'New Left' and student movement at the end of the 1960s.
  145. Old Left, New Left, What's Left?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1970
    Paul Mattick Jr. takes a look at the 'New Left' and student movements at the end of the 1960s.
  146. The Old Mole
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1917
    The question of peace is in reality bound up with the unimpeded, radical development of the Russian Revolution. But the latter is in turn bound up with the parallel revolutionary struggles for peace on the part of the French, English, Italian and, especially, the German proletariat.
  147. Old North End Community Housing Limited
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1978
  148. Old Wine, Broken Bottle
    Ari Shavit's Promised Land

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
    My Promised Land by Haaretz journalist Ari Shavit has been one of the most widely discussed and lavishly praised books about Israel in recent years. It has garnered encomiums from a broad spectrum of influential voices, including Thomas Friedman, David Remnick, Jonathan Freedland, Jeffrey Goldberg, Franklin Foer, and Dwight Garner. Were he not already inured to the logrolling that passes for informed opinion on this topic, Norman Finkelstein might have been surprised, astonished even. That’s because, as he reveals with typical precision, My Promised Land is riddled with omission, distortion, falsehood, and sheer nonsense.
  149. "Ole Boy"
    Memoirs of a Canadian Labour leader J.K. Bell

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992
  150. The Olga Document 
    For Truth and Reconciliation, For Equality and Partnership

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    A document written in a series of meetings in Givat Olga, Israel, and titled after the location, The Olga Document. Advoctes coexistence of the peoples of this country, based on mutual recognition, equal partnership and implementation of historical justice.
  151. Olive oil, opposition and Gaza
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Rick Salutin writes about increasingly widespread Jewish opposition to Israel's actions.
  152. Omar and the Checkpoint
    The Essential Story that is Rarely Told

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Omar is a 7-year-old boy from Gaza. His family managed to obtain the necessary permits that allowed him to cross the Erez checkpoint to Jerusalem, through the West Bank, in order to undergo surgery. He was accompanied by his father. On the way back, the boy and his father were stopped at the Qalanidya checkpoint, separating occupied East Jerusalem from the West Bank. The father needed another permit from the Israeli military to take his son, whose wounds were still fresh hours after the surgery, back to the strip. But the soldiers were in no obliging mood.
  153. On 9/11 and the Politics of Language
    Against The Current vol. 154

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    An interview with Martin Espada. Called "the Latino poet of his generation” and “the Pablo Neruda of North American authors,” Martín Espada was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1957. He has published more than 15 books as a poet, editor, essayist and translator.
  154. On a Cross of Coal
    How Massey Crucified Miners

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Federal investigators investigated the Massey mine disaster in which 29 miners died discovered that Massey Energy was keeping two sets of books (safety logs). One log reflected actual mine conditions, which, alas, were demonstrably unsafe, and the other log was a fictionalized showpiece, a veritable Potemkin village, used to mislead government safety inspectors.
  155. On Academic Labor
    How Higher Education Ought to Be

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    An edited transcript of remarks given by Noam Chomsky on 4 February 2014 to a gathering of members and allies of the Adjunct Faculty Association of the United Steelworkers in Pittsburgh, PA.
  156. On Active Service in War and Peace
    Politics and Ideology in the American Historical Profession

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1975
  157. On Activism and Organizing: There is a Distinction
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    What's the difference between an organizer, an activist, and someone who is just plain fighting for their life, on a personal level? Often, there is no discernible distinction, as these roles often blend together in ways that could never be separated. But for some people, there is no such complexity. I point this out because, in recent years, there has been a verbal shift in social justice spaces towards referring to everyone involved as an organizer. As a person who believes that we too often negate the meanings of words by transforming them into umbrellaed concepts, I have to say my piece about the matter.
  158. On Assata Shakur
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    In one of those all too frequent outrages where the facts of the case mean nothing, the FBI has placed political refugee Assata Shakur, now 65, who has lived in Cuba since receiving asylum there in 1984 following her prison escape, on its "fugitive terrorist" list. Among other things, this deprives "terrorism" of any specific meaning.
  159. On Atena Farghadani and the longstanding repression of artistic expression in Iran
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    It all started with a harmless political cartoon posted on Facebook. What followed was extreme retaliation to say the least; imprisonment, and physical abuse. Unfortunately, this is not an extraordinary story for artists in Iran.
  160. On Being a Jewish Feminist
    A Reader

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1983
    This collection explores the myths and images of women that delimit women's growth within Judaism.
  161. On Being Watched in the 60s
    When Police Power was Embraced as a Form of Government

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    There would seem to be the notion that the Sixties were the product of immaculate conception. In fact, they were more an act of conversion, conversion of the isolated, unfocussed, dispersed and inarticulate alienation of the 1950s into a mass movement with common language, direction, and rules.
  162. On Brexit, Borders, Being Offensive (But not being in a Hollywood movie)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Kenan Malik recently gave a long interview to Dutch journalist Marco Visscher about Brexit, migration, democracy, politics, being offensive, growing up in racist Britian, and not being in a Hollywood movie. The interview has been translated from English to Dutch then (roughly) back to English, so may not read very coherently in places. Malik has edited it lightly. It was published in Knack under the headline Het 'Europese migratiebeleid is ten diepste immoreel' (‘European migration policy is deeply immoral’).
  163. On Buddhist Fundamentalism
    Hollywood, Please Take Note

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Four years after the brutal assault on the Tamil population and the killing of between 8—10,000 Tamils by the Sri Lankan army, there is trouble again. The saffron-robed fanatics, led by the BBS — Bodu Bala Sena: the most active and pernicious of Buddhist fundamentalist groups that have sprouted in Sinhala strongholds throughout the island— are on the rampage again.
  164. On China's 1989 Tiananmen Upheaval
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Inactive/Defunct Periodical
    The bourgeois media falsely portray the events in the spring of 1989 as a movement for capitalist counterrevolution under the banner of Western-style "democracy." The social explosion was triggered by protests initiated by students in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, which increasingly drew in groups of workers and spread throughout the country. Far from seeking a return to capitalism, Chinese workers overwhelmingly directed their anger at the sharply rising economic inequalities, rampant corruption and inflation encouraged by Deng’s program of "building socialism with capitalist methods."
  165. On Civil Disobedience and Non-Violence
    Resource Type: Book
  166. On Criticizing Marx
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1998
    MICHAEL LOWY'S ARTICLE in ATC 71 was titled “For a Critical Marxism.”This is obviously a misprint. The original title could only have been “Where Marx Went Wrong.”
  167. On Darwin's 200th Anniversary
    Against The Current vol. 143

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    The year 2009 is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin, as well as the 150th anniversary of the publication of his celebrated book On The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection. Darwin left an indelible mark on our understanding of the world we live in and our place in history.
  168. On Democracy As A Good
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Is democracy good in itself? Exploring the impact of democracy during and after the Arab Spring.
  169. On Describing the Other
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    My criticism is not primarily about Judith Butler’s style; it is principally about the substance of her arguments and, more broadly, of poststructuralist arguments. I am not opposed to ‘difficult’ writing. There are many philosophers with whom it repays to work through the difficulties, the obscurities and the obtuseness; Hegel, for instance, even Heidegger in parts. Butler, in my eyes at least, is not such a philosopher.
  170. On Education
    Especially in Early Childhood

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1926   Published: 1960
  171. On Education
    Articles on Educational Theory and Pedagogy, and Writings for Children from "The Age of Gold"

    Resource Type: Book
    Writings on educational theory, pedagogy, and the relationship between education and popular democracy.
  172. On Egypt
    An interview with Gilbert Achcar

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    An interview with Gilbert Achcar.
  173. On Egypt
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Historical compromise over an attempt at democratic change.
  174. On E.P. Thompson's Legacy 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    In a tribute to E.P. Thompson, Cohen gives insights into his work "The Making of the English Working Class" regarding its valuable focus on the self-activity and self-organization of the people.
  175. On Fire
    The battle of Genoa and the anticapitalist movement

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2002
    Eyewitness accounts and analysis from the militant sections of the anti-G8 demonstrations in Genoa in July 2001.
  176. On Freedom of the Press (5)
    Censorship

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1842
    A censorship law is an impossibility because it seeks to punish not offences but opinions, because it cannot be anything but a formula for the censor, because no state has the courage to put in general legal terms what it can carry out in practice through the agency of the censor. For that reason, too, the operation of the censorship is entrusted not to the courts but to the police.
  177. On Freedom of the Press (1)
    Prussian Censorship

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1842
    Apart from the catchwords and commonplaces which fill the air, we find among these opponents of press freedom a pathological emotion, a passionate partisanship, which gives them a real, not an imaginary, attitude to the press, whereas the defenders of the press in this Assembly have on the whole no real relation to what they are defending. They have never come to know freedom of the press as a vital need. For them it is a matter of the head, in which the heart plays no part.
  178. On Freedom of the Press (2)
    Opponents of a Free Press

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1842
    What an illogical paradox to regard the censorship as a basis for improving our press!
  179. On Freedom of the Press (3)
    On the Assembly of the Estates

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1842
    Precisely because freedom of discussion, the speaker concludes, is desirable in our Assembly - and what freedoms would we not find desirable where we are concerned? - precisely for that reason freedom of discussion is not desirable in the province. Because it is desirable that we speak frankly, it is still more desirable to keep the province in thrall to secrecy.
  180. On Freedom of the Press (4)
    As a privilege of particular individuals or a privilege of the human mind?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1842
    From the standpoint of the idea, it is self-evident that freedom of the press has a justification quite different from that of censorship because it is itself an embodiment of the idea, an embodiment of freedom, a positive good, whereas censorship is an embodiment of unfreedom, the polemic of a world outlook of semblance against the world outlook of essence; it has a merely negative nature.
  181. On Freedom of the Press (6)
    Freedom in General

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1842
    Some want a full censorship, others a half censorship; some want three-eighths freedom of the press, others none at all. God save me from my friends!
  182. On Guard for Thee
    An Independent Review of the Free Trade Agreement

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
  183. On Hal Draper's Zionism
    Against The Current vol. 130

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    I would like to add some more information on the book by Hal Draper, Zionism, Israel and the Arabs, which is the source of the excerpt from his 1948 essay “How to Defend Israel” printed in the May/June 2007 issue of ATC.
  184. On Handcuffed and Felonious Children
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    Arresting young children for a crayon drawing, not unlike the games of hangman we once all played, is the ultimate meaning and logic of Zero Tolerance. Zero tolerance involves the application of law in an extreme and uncompromising manner to any activity, violent or not, that is deemed to be anti-social.
  185. On Hidden Cultural Corruptors
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The educational institution and military institution both purport to be a source of the nation's highest values, yet they often corrupt and bring out the worst qualities in American citizens.
  186. On Hunger and Capitalism
    Against The Current vol. 133

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    On September 11, 2001, approximately 35,000 of our brothers and sisters died from what is perhaps the worst possible cause of death — starvation. A decade after the 1996 World Food Summit set the goal of cutting the rate of hunger in the world by half, today approximately 854 million people are still starving, which is a great increase in comparison to the 842 million in the year 2000.
  187. On Immigration and Wages
    Against The Current vol. 131

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
  188. On Imperialism and Refugees
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The call to "open the borders" and its variants are hopelessly utopian. The modern nation-state arose as a vehicle for the development of capitalism and will remain the basis for the organization of the capitalist economy until the world capitalist order is shattered through a series of workers revolutions. Policing its borders is vital to the very existence of the capitalist state power. Moreover, "open the borders" can have a reactionary content, from advancing imperialist economic penetration of dependent countries to obliterating the right to national self-determination.
  189. 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
  190. On Islam And Gender Equality
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    A review essay on Salbiah Ahmad's book Critical Thoughts on Islam, Rights and Freedom in Malaysia.
  191. On Israel, Ukraine and Truth
    The Return of George Orwell and Big Brother's War

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    As advanced societies are de-politicised, the changes are both subtle and spectacular. In everyday discourse, political language is turned on its head, as Orwell prophesised in 1984. "Democracy" is now a rhetorical device. Peace is "perpetual war". "Global" is imperial. The once hopeful concept of "reform" now means regression, even destruction. "Austerity" is the imposition of extreme capitalism on the poor and the gift of socialism for the rich: an ingenious system under which the majority service the debts of the few.
  192. On Israel's colonial narrative
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Analysis: Palestinian novelist Susan Abulhawa deconstructs Israel's insidious language of power.
  193. On Kindness
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2008
  194. On left-wing dogmatism - a senile disorder
    plus, Vanguard, vanguard, who's got the vanguard?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1974
  195. On Lenin and the Right to National Self-Determination
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    I’d suggest that the Leninist formulations of policy on the national question do not deserve to be taken seriously as poles of debate on the matter. More precisely, they should be viewed as all but completely hypocritical.
  196. On Lesbian/Gay Liberation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2003
    The link between the oppression of LGBT people and women's oppression is key to our understanding and the struggles for liberation are consequently closely linked.
  197. On Locational Privacy, and How to Avoid Losing it Forever
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Over the next decade, systems which create and store digital records of people's movements through public space will be woven inextricably into the fabric of everyday life. We are already starting to see such systems now, and there will be many more in the near future.
  198. On Marxism and Method
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1998
    Martin Glaberman writes that the essay by Michael Lowy, "For A Critical Marxism," provides a useful beginning for discussion. His subtitle, “The Centrality of Self-Emancipation,”is an important departure from the more vanguardist views that used to prevail on the left, though it remains rather ambiguous and amorphous. Glaberman addresses two weaknesses that he sees in Lowy's article.
  199. On May '68
    Against The Current vol. 136

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    Interview with Michael Löwy. Michael Löwy is the author of numerous works on socialist thought from Marx to the present as well as on liberation theology in Latin America.
  200. On Media Outlets That Continue to Describe Unknown Drone Victims As "Militants"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Most large western media outlets continued to describe completely unknown victims of U.S. drone attacks as "militants" -- even though they (a) had no idea who those victims were or what they had done and (b) were well-aware that the term had been "re-defined" by the Obama administration into Alice in Wonderland-level nonsense. They count the corpses and they're not really sure who they are.
  201. On Morality and Moralism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Comments in a discussion about moralism at the recent Battle of Ideas conference.
  202. On Naomi Klein's "The Shock Doctrine"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    Capitalism has always been a shock doctrine of selfish predation, as one can discover from Hobbes and Locke, Marx and Weber, none of them saluted by Klein. However there are huge third world economies that have been ravaged by neoliberalism that haven't endured "the shock doctrine" as defined by Klein. Ultimately Klen's analysis is limited and she is too gloomy and pessimistic about the power of capitalism.
  203. On "Occupy Wall-Street" and the Demobilizing Interpretation of Postwar American Protest Politics
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Adams discusses the Occupy Wall Street protests.
  204. On Oil and Quicksand
    Against The Current vol. 114

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    The end of 2004 finds the Middle East sliding toward an even bloodier morass, thanks in large part to imperial and colonial arrogance which has rarely been on such open display.
  205. On Organization
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1969   Published: 1972
    The authors argue that political groups, whether large or small, formal or informal, hierarchical or not, can only be a hindrance to revolutionary developments.
  206. On Organization 
    Resource Type: Article
    Discusses the democratic organizational forms appropriate to libertarian socialist organizations.
  207. On Our Own Terms
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992
  208. On Palestinian Civil Disobedience 
    The Google Matrix

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Human rights organizations have documented the forms of repression Israel deploys against villages that resist the annexation of their land. Once a village decides to struggle against the annexation barrier the entire community is punished. In addition to home demolitions, curfews and other forms of movement restriction, the Israeli occupation forces consistently use violence against the protestors - and most often targets the youth -- beating, tear-gassing, as well as deploying both lethal and 'non-lethal' ammunition against them.
  209. On Power and Ideology
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
    Five lectures on U.S. international and security policy.
  210. On Pre-Capitalist Social Formations and the Peasantry
    Resource Type: Article
  211. On Religious Cruelty
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1769
    In this essay I am going to examine the different kinds of religious cruelty. Under this name I include those religious opinions that proceed from this cruelty or give birth to it, those acts of barbarism imposed by religion itself, and those its zealots take as an obligation occasioned by its service and love.
  212. On Resistance
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1967
    Several weeks after the 1967 anti-war demonstrations in Washington, Chomsky shares his impressions of resistance - both its possibilities and limitations.
  213. On Revolution
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1963   Published: 1968
    Arendt examines the American, French, and Russian revolutions and draws conclusions about the meaning of revolution.
  214. On Revolutionary Organization: Points for Discussion
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1934
  215. 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.
  216. On Roediger's Wages of Whiteness
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2002
    An extended discussion and critique of David Roediger's book Wages of Whiteness. Allen writes: "David Roediger's Wages of Whiteness, because of its almost universal acceptance for use in colleges and universities, has served as the single most effective instrument in the socially necessary consciousness-raising function of objectifying 'whiteness,' and in popularizing the 'race-as-a-social-construct' thesis. As one who has been the beneficiary of kind supportive comments from him for my own efforts in this field of historical investigation, I undertake this critical essay with no other purpose than furthering the our common aim of the disestablishment of white identity, and the overthrow of white supremacism in general."
  217. On Rumours
    How Falsehoods Spread, Why We Believe Them, What Can Be Done

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2009
    Describes the social and pyschological forces that make the spread of misinformation inevitable. Its argument runs like this: whether or not we choose to believe something, and whether we feel inclined to pass it on, depends largely on what we already believe.
  218. On Second Congress of Comintern
    From Chapter 3 of Memoirs of a Revolutionary

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1943   Published: 1967
    World capitalism, after its first suicidal war, was now clearly incapable either of organizing a positive peace, or (what was equally evident) of deploying its fantastic technical progress to increase the prosperity, liberty, safety, and dignity of mankind. The Revolution was therefore right, as against capitalism; and we saw that the spectre of future war would raise a question-mark over the existence of civilization itself, unless the social system of Europe was speedily transformed. The fearful Jacobinism of the Russian Revolution seemed to me to be quite unavoidable; as was the institution of a new revolutionary State, now in the process of disowning all its early promises. In this I saw an immense danger: the State seemed to me to be properly a weapon of war, not a means of organizing production. Over all our achievements there hung a death-sentence; since for all of us, for our ideals, for the new justice that was proclaimed, for our new collective economy, still in its infancy, defeat would have brought a peremptory death and after that, who knows what? I thought of the Revolution as a tremendous sacrifice that was required for the future's sake.
  219. On Spontaneity and Organisation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1971   Published: 1975
    On the relationship of spontaneity and revolution.
  220. On Strategic Nonviolent Conflict: Thinking About the Fundamentals
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2004
    Delves into the question of how to build a strategy for nonviolent struggle. Covering a variety of topics--such as ways to identify a movement's objectives, preparing a strategic estimate for a nonviolent struggle, and operational planning considerations--this publication contains insights on the similarities between military and nonviolent strategy. It represents a major new contribution to this field of study. Additional topics covered in the book include psychological operations and propaganda, contaminants that may affect the efficiency of a nonviolent movement, and providing consultations and training for members of movements and organizations. \
  221. On "Sweet," "Yellow Head," and "Two-Spirit"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
  222. On Syria Crisis and Prospects
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    This article speculates and considers the probable outcomes and consequences that could result if a U.S. bombing campaign against Syria takes place.
  223. On the 20th Anniversary of the Paris Commune
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1891
  224. On the anniversary of the birth of Erich Fromm
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1980
    The many articles that poured forth in 1980 when Erich Fromm died on March 18 all praised him only as a "famous psychoanalyst." The press, by no accident at all, failed to mention that he was a Socialist Humanist. Moreover, in writing MARX'S CONCEPT OF MAN (which succeeded in introducing Marx's Humanist Essays to a wide American public), and in editing the first international symposium on SOCIALIST HUMANISM, he did so, not as an academician, but as an activist.
  225. On the Backgrounds of the Pacific War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1967
    This essay touches on several questions: on Muste's revolutionary pacifism and his interpretation of it in connection with the Second World War; on the backgrounds of Japan's imperial ventures; on the Western reaction and responsibility; and, by implication, on the relevance of these matters to the problems of contemporary imperialism in Asia. WHile Chomsky does not advocate a particular "political line", he does assert that it was the lack of radical political critique which, though not exclusively, contributed to the atrocity of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
  226. On the Bias
    Resource Type: Slide Show
    First Published: 1980
  227. On The Class Situation In Spain
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1979
  228. On the Clock
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2003
    What happens to people when they become speeded up and hyper-sensitive to the passing of time? Think, for example, of how the pace of life has increased over the past 100 years. We don't believe anything should take any time at all. Five minutes is too long. We travel now by automobiles or airplanes, covering in hours what once took days. "News" comes instantaneously from around the world - live (and carefully crafted) pictures from both Washington and Baghdad. Our culture has conditioned us to think of speed as improvement, as advancement, as progress, but nothing comes without cost.
  229. On the Content of Socialism: Part 1
    From the Critique of Bureaucracy to the Idea of the Proletariat's Autonomy

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1955
  230. On the Content of Socialism: Part 2
    From the Critique of Bureaucracy to the Idea of the Proletariat's Autonomy

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1955   Published: 1957
    The development of modern society and what has happened to the working-class movement over the last 100 years (and in particular since 1917) have compelled us to make a radical revision of the ideas on which that movement has been based.
  231. On the Content of Socialism: Part 3
    From the Critique of Bureaucracy to the Idea of the Proletariat's Autonomy

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1955   Published: 1958
    We have tried to show that socialism is nothing other than people's conscious self-organization of their own lives in all domains; that it signifies, therefore, the management of production by the producers themselves on the scale of the workplace as well as on that of the economy as a whole; that it implies the abolition of every ruling apparatus separated from society; that it has to bring about a profound modification of technology and of the very meaning of work as people's primordial activity and, conjointly, an overthrow of all the values toward which capitalist society implicitly or explicitly is oriented.
  232. On the Cowardice & Irrelevance of Social Science Scholars
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The stakes are too high for scholars to continue down this path of irrelevance.
  233. On the CP-USA and the Unions
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1997
    Trade union officialdom, especially its top layers, not only defends the rights of the employer against those demands of the members that can't be met at a given time; it also, and at the same time, defends the gains won by previous struggles. The inability to see this duality accounts for the instability of radicals in the trade unions.
  234. On the Critique of the Prussian Press Laws
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1842
    Two ways are open to the Prussian for the publication of his thoughts. He can either have them printed in his own country, in which case he has to submit to the domestic censorship; or, should he meet with objections here, outside the frontiers of his own state he can still either place himself under the censorship of another state in the Confederation or take advantage of press freedom in foreign countries. In any case the state retains the right to take repressive measures against possible breaches of the law.
  235. On the day Yafa's refugees return
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2011
    A video prepared especially for the exhibition "Towards the Return of Palestinians Refugees" presented at the gallery of Zochrot in September 2011. In the video, filmed in the refugee camp of Balata in Nablus, Yaffa refugees speak of return to the city from which they had been expelled in 1948.
  236. On the Defeat of Megan Leslie & Peter Stoffer
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    What happened on Monday is proof of how divorced from reality we are. Progressives, radicals, the Left, whatever you call the people who believe in and strive for deep social change - we are disconnected from the majority of people. We are insulated in our communities of like-minded activists, surrounded by people with similar beliefs and thoughts.
  237. On the ethics of immigration
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
  238. On the First International
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1973
  239. On the Frontlines of Peace
    The Life of Daniel Berrigan

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Certain events in one's life often determine the choices made later in that same life. These crucial events can be of a personal nature -- a romance, a family death, the birth of a child, or something less universal -- or they can be events that take place in the public sphere. One such event of the latter category in my life occurred May 17, 1968.
  240. On the History of Early Christianity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1894   Published: 1895
  241. On the History of Human Nature
    Against The Current vol. 108

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    First, humans have the capacity for love, solidarity, compassion AND the capacity for great aggression and cruelty. Which capacity dominates depends on certain geographic and social conditions.
  242. On The History of the Communist League
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1885
  243. On the Importance of the Right to Offend
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    There is something truly bizarre that someone should become the focus of death threats and an international campaign of vilification for suggesting that an inoffensive cartoon was inoffensive. What gives the reactionaries the room to operate and to flex their muscles is, however, the pusillanimity of many so-called liberals, their unwillingness to stand up for basic liberal principles, their fear of causing offence, and their reluctance to call so-called community leaders to account. Such backsliding liberals need reminding of some basic points about liberalism, free speech and the giving of offence.
  244. On the Irresponsible Handling of the Palestine Question
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1947
    The American and English working class must not support the Zionist drive for a Jewish State (or what, under existing conditions means the same thing, a drive for Jewish immigration and colonisation) which, while befitting imperialism, opposes the most elementary interests equally of the Arab masses as of the Jewish.
  245. On The Jewish Question
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1843   Published: 1844
  246. On the Labor Bureaucracy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1997
    The job of socialists today, as in the past, is to help organize a rank-and-file movement within the unions that is critical of the methods of bureaucratic business unionism and promotes militancy, solidarity and union democracy. While today the main job of such a reform movement "from below" would be to educate and organize a "militant minority," rank-and-file groupings can promote an alternative vision of "class struggle unionism" and prepare for large scale struggles in the future.
  247. On the Legacy of Che Guevara
    Against The Current vol. 146

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Peter Drucker's letter (ATC 144) commenting on Kit Wainer's review of Besancenot and Löwy's new biography of Che (ATC 143) rehearses many of Besancenot and Löwy's arguments that Che's Marxism was some sort of alternative to Stalinism. I, for one, am no longer convinced by these claims.
  248. On the Line Collective
    Organization profile published 1983

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1983
  249. On the Line Publishing Collective
    Organization profile published 1986

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1986
  250. 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.
  251. On the Nature of Police
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Having a group of reluctant citizens charged with the enormous responsibility that came with being a cop was preferable.
  252. On The Non-Formation of a Working-Class Political Party in the U.S., 1900-1945
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1983   Published: 2002
    Thus the basic thesis presented here is that no major working-class political party developed in the U.S. in the 20th century because in the U.S., in contrast to all other major capitalist countries, capitalism made the transition to the intensive ("Taylorist" or "Fordist") phase of accumulation without requiring the participation of a working-class political party in the state.
  253. On the Perils of Imperialism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Barak Obama's September 10, 2013 address, originally meant to mobilize Congress in support of an authorization for using military force against Syria, turned into a "life-saving" speech for Obama avoiding embarrassment and political defeat.
  254. On the Polish Question
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1848
    It is above all our Germany which ought to congratulate itself on this explosion of democratic passion in Poland. We are, ourselves, on the eve of a democratic revolution. enceforth the German people and the Polish people are irrevocably allied. We have the same enemies, the same oppressors.
  255. On the Poverty of Student Life
    Considered in Its Economic, Political, Psychological, Sexual and Especially Intellectual Aspects, With a Modest Proposal for Doing Away With

    Resource Type: Book
    The Situationist International and the students at the University of Strasbourg prepared and published (using student union funds) this scathing analysis of student duplicity. While claiming to be revolutionaries, students prepare themselves for a professional career -- "just in case." The pamphlet provides a Situationist analysis of a familiar institution.
  256. On the Question of Free Trade
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1847   Published: 1888
  257. On the Question of Revolutionary Organization: the Case of the NPA in France
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    The challenge of creating an anti-bureaucratic, democratic revolutionary socialist party.
  258. On the Safe Edge
    A Manual for SM Play

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
    A handbook on safe practices in S&M play.
  259. On the Second Coming of Religion
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The question we should ask is not just: ‘What is it about religion that makes people believe or behave in certain ways?’ It is also: ‘What is it about contemporary societies that draws many people, both religious and non-religious, towards nihilistic, narcissistic, anti-modern forms of belief?’
  260. On the Spartacus Programme 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1918
    For us the conquest of power will not be effected at one blow. It will be a progressive act, for we shall progressively occupy all the positions. of the capitalist state, defending tooth and nail each one that we seize.
  261. On the Transition to Socialism
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1971
    Essays discussing the economic, social, and political aspects of the attempt to create a new society after the governmental power of the old has been destroyed and replaced. Central to the discussion is the possibility that the policies adopted by the new governments under the stress of economic and political difficulties may result in the creation of a new capitalist in "statist" forms.
  262. On the Uprisings in France
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    At the beginning of March 2016, France's now ultra-liberal Socialist Party (PS) government officially revealed a labour reforms bill whose objective was to promote the competitiveness of businesses operating in France. The bill, commonly referred to as the El Khomri (the country's Labour Minister) law, was instantly perceived by most leftist factions as a fundamental attack on workers rights and a downright sabotage of the French Labour Code ("Code du Travail"), considered one of Europe's most progressive. The law allows for companies to reach "agreements" with its staff over working conditions without the need to negotiate with trade unions, subjecting workers to employers' arbitrary decisions (in regards to longer hours and lower overtime pay) without any legal protection. It also facilitates mass sackings and individual lay-offs by relaxing French law's constraint on firing and hiring, and casts aside the sacrosanct 35-hour work week in favour of a lengthened, more "flexible" one.
  263. On the US-Israeli Invasion of Lebanon
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    The supposed justifications for the invasion are a cynical fraud.
  264. 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.
  265. On Third Congress of Comintern
    From Chapter 4 of Memoirs of a Revolutionary

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1943   Published: 1967
    I did not feel disheartened or disoriented. I was disgusted at certain things, psychologically exhausted by the Terror and tormented by the mass of wrongs that I could see growing, which I was powerless to counteract. My conclusions were that the Russian Revolution, left to itself, would probably, in one way or another, collapse (I did not see how: would it be through war or domestic reaction?); that the Russians, who had made superhuman efforts to build a new society, were more or less at the end of their strength; and that relief and salvation must come from the West. From now on it was necessary to work to build a Western working-class movement capable of supporting the Russians and, one day, superseding them.
  266. 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.
  267. On to Ottawa Trek
    Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia

    Resource Type: Article
    In 1935, 1500 residents of federal unemployment relief camps in BC went on strike and moved by train and truck to Vancouver, spurred by angry concern for improved conditions and benefits in the camps. They then began a trek to Ottawa, but were stopped by police in Regina.
  268. On-to-Ottawa Trek
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A 1935 social movement of unemployed men protesting the dismal conditions in federal relief camps scattered in remote areas across Western Canada.
  269. On Transforming Africa
    Discourse with Africa's Leaders

    Resource Type: Book
    Hadjor believes that people have stopped asking questions about Africa. The depth of Africa's crisis seems to evoke passivity rather than serious discussion about solutions. But Hadjor argues that with Africa on the verge of a historic disaster, silence would be criminal. On Transforming Africa attempts to provide an explanation of the failures of the past and to force embarrassing issues out into the open.
  270. On Translating Securityspeak into English
    In the Land of False Cognates

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The Security State has its own language: Securityspeak. Like Newspeak, the ideologically refashioned successor to English in Orwell’s “1984,” Securityspeak is designed to obscure meaning and conceal truth, rather than convey them.
  271. On Troy Davis
    Against The Current vol. 155

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    A letter to the editor by Theresa El-Amin, regional director of the Southern Anti-Racist Network.
  272. On Tunisia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    When proletarians are willing to defy the forces of repression with bare hands and not retreat from the bullets of the police, they bring to oppositional ferment a determination that can shake state power, despite the more than 100 deaths reported. This is exactly what happened in Sidi Bouzid during the final days of December 2010 and in the first half of January 2011. Thus, in three stages, the movement which began in the south spread to all regions of Tunisia, to finally conclude in Tunis beginning on January 11.
  273. On Unions and the Class Struggle
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1969   Published: 1973
    Written during the wave of workers' struggles known as the Italian hot autumn of 1969, when the autonomous struggles of the working class reached an unprecedented level, laying bare the character and function of the unions.
  274. On Victimless Crime Laws: And a Call to Release All Who Have Been Victimzed by Them
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In recent months, a Seminar on Prisoners' Writings has been meeting in Oakland. The idea of this seminar is to take some of the writings of people politicized by imprisonment, and make their insights available to the movements and the general public.
  275. On Walter Reuther: Legends and Lessons
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1997
    When we attempt to evaluate the best strategies for revitalization of the labor movement, it is good to know, in an older vernacular, which approaches and leaders were part of the problem and which were part of the solution.
  276. On Western Terrorism from Hiroshima to Drone Warfare
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2013
    Noam Chomsky, world-renowned dissident intellectual, discusses Western power and propaganda with filmmaker and investigative journalist Andre Vltchek. The discussion weaves together a historical narrative with the two men's personal experiences which led them to a life of activism.
  277. On Wielding the Subversive Scalpel
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1970
    In subversion, we leave behind the interminable argument between the good bureaucrats & the bad ones. By subversion we do not mean, as in its common usage, "overthrowing the government" & replacing it with ourselves. We mean undermining the very addiction, the sick, junkie-like need, to govern or be governed at all. In the end / in the beginning, there are no leaders, no followers: there are only actors.
  278. On Workers' Culture
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1953
    From the stories that we get every day from the shops, we can see a new form of struggle emerging. It never seems to be carried to its complete end, yet its existence is continuous. The real essence of this struggle and its ultimate goal is: a better life, a new society, the emergence of the individual as a human being.
  279. On workplace organisation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1997
    A look at the exchange between Stan Weir and Sam Friedman on workplace organisation.
  280. On 'Human Shielding' in Gaza
    How the Israeli Army has Tried to Justify Striking Civilian Areas

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    All fighting within cities and all bombardments of urban spaces, even the most “precise and surgical”, is a potential death trap for civilians. Consequently, the permeation of war into cities inevitably transforms their inhabitants into potential human shields.
  281. Once a Jolly Hangman
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2010
    When this book was first published in Asia in July 2010, UK journalist Alan Shadrake was arrested and tried, then sentenced to jail—for daring to put the Singapore justice system in the dock. This revised and updated edition covers Shadrake’s arrest, and his ongoing campaign against the death penalty.
  282. Once Again on Education: Beyond Ordinary Leftism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    An article exploring elements of education in the USA.
  283. Once Again, On Fictitious Capital
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2003
    Luxemburg rightly took seriously, as a guide to Capital, Marx's vision of capitalism as a transitory phase between feudalism and socialism, and analyzed capitalism's expanded reproduction of society as meaningful in laying the material basis for a higher form of society.
  284. Once More: Kronstadt
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1938
    I admire Trotsky and accept many of his theories. An article like this - essentially a piece of special pleading, however brilliant - makes it harder to defend Trotsky from the often-made accusation that his thinking is sectarian and inflexible.
  285. Once More: Kronstadt
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1938
    The question which dominates today the whole discussion is, in substance, this: When and how did Bolshevism begin to degenerate?
  286. Once more on left reformism: A reply to Ed Rooksby
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Paul Blackledge replies to Ed Rooksby’s arguements about left reformism.
  287. One Big Union
    Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia

    Resource Type: Article
    In 1919 delegates from most union locals in western Canada met at the Western Labour Conference in Calgary and proclaimed support for the Bolshevik and other left-wing revolutions. They decided to conduct a referendum among Canadian union members on whether to secede from the American Federation of Labor and the trades and labour congress of Canada, and form a revolutionary industrial revolution to be called the One Big Union.
  288. One Big Union
    An Outline of a Possible Industrial Organization of the Working Class, with Chart

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1911
    This is the first edition of a booklet that was revised and republished many times by both the I. W. W. and Daniel De Leon's "Detroit I. W. W." (later the W. I. I. U.), to which the author defected in 1913. Later editions are available on this site: 1919 and ca. 1924.
  289. One Body: Human Rights, A Global Struggle
    Issue 19-20

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1978
    This is a special, double-sized "Issue" which examines a broad spectrum of violations of human rights during the past couple of years (U.S.A., Europe, Asia, Latin America, U.S.S.R.). These concerns are linked to a reflection on root causes of the violations and on attempts by Canadian organizations to respond (Amnesty International, Operation Liberty, Canadian Labour Congress). As usual, extensive suggestions for group study/actions are included.
  290. One by One, South Sudan Tries to Name Its War Victims
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In South Sudan, where a vicious civil war has been raging, no government office or nongovernmental organization has kept a tally of the names of those killed by government forces, rebels, and other armed groups. But in a country in which automatic weapons are more plentiful than civil rights, and local journalists are regularly under assault, a tiny civil society group is trying to step into the breach by naming all of the names. It began on the first anniversary of the civil war's outbreak, when a small group of volunteers unveiled a list of 568 names of the people - from toddlers to centenarians - killed in the war to that point. Naming the Ones We Lost was a first step in what the organizers knew would be a long journey to grapple with the immense loss of South Sudanese life over the previous year. Today, the project goes by a slightly different name, Remembering the Ones We Lost, and has a radically expanded mission with a recently launched website [http://rememberingoneswelost.com/main]. The goal of the website is nothing short of remarkable - it aims to name all victims of conflict and armed violence in South Sudan since 1955.
  291. One Dies, Get Another
    Convict Leasing in the American South, 1866-1928

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1996
  292. One-Dimensional Man
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1964   Published: 1966
  293. One Dimensional Man In Class Society
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1972
  294. One Earth -- Two Worlds
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1977
    Package of materials dealing with food-related themes.
  295. One Earth, One Sky
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1976
    A pamphlet about the links among all people, historically, daily.
  296. One Fine Day
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2011
    The documentary One Fine Day, shows six people from different cultures and religions who all, through a small nonviolent act, have had a significant and positive influence on society. Director Klaas Bense investigates how frustration can be turned into positive actions. He looks at what one single individual can achieve, and the often severe, personal consequences.
  297. One Gigantic Prison
    The Report of the Fact-Finding Mission to Chile, Argentina and Uruguay

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1976
    Three Canadian MPs report on human rights violations in Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay.
  298. One Group Has a Higher Domestic Violence Rate Than Everyone Else - And It's Not the NFL
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    In families of police officers, domestic violence is two-to-four times more likely than in the general population -- from stalking and harassment to sexual assault and even homicide.
  299. One Historian's Journey
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    A book review of "A Contest of Ideas: Capital, Politics, and Labor" by Nelson Lichenstein.
  300. 150,000 Jobs lost to Free Trade
    Resource Type: Article
  301. 150 Years After the Communist Manifesto
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1997
    Loren Goldner writes: "Every generation of communists, beginning with Marx, has made the understandable mistake of believing that it lived in the "final days". Marx was righter than he knew when he described communism as the "old mole", which burrows beneath the surface, seems to have disappeared, and then reappears stronger than ever before. It is necessary to ask where the old mole is today."
  302. 150 Years Since the Emancipation Proclamation
    Finish the Civil War!

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The Emancipation Proclamation was a pledge, a promise. It only freed slaves in areas that were not yet controlled by Union armies, true enough. But in that sense it was like the Declaration of Independence in 1776, which didn’t make any of the colonies free—it took a victorious war to free the colonies from British rule. The Emancipation Proclamation bound the defense of the Union to the destruction of slavery.
  303. 105,000 jobs lost to free trade
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1991
  304. 198 Methods of Nonviolent Action
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1973
    Practitioners of nonviolent struggle have an entire arsenal of "nonviolent weapons" at their disposal. Listed are 198 of them, classified into three broad categories: nonviolent protest and persuasion, noncooperation (social, economic, and political), and nonviolent intervention. Excerpted from The Politics of Nonviolent Action.
  305. 101 Ways To Market Your Books For Publishers and Authors
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988   Published: 1989
    Advice for book publishers and authors about how to market their books.
  306. 101 Web Sites for Inquiring Minds
    Resource Type: Article
  307. 165,000 factory jobs lost
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1990
  308. 100 Best Non-Fiction Books (in Translation) of the 20th Century... and Beyond
    A CounterPunch Reading List

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    As the clock clicked down on the arrival of the new millennium, Alex and I were bemused at the spate of “100 best of the century lists” pouring forth. The lists were predictable and not many of the entries remained on our groaning shelves. So we decided to compile our own catalogue of the best books written in English and, later translated into English, during the 20th Century. We spent weeks whittling it down to roughly 100 titles for each.
  309. 100 Best Non-Fiction Books of the 20th Century (and Beyond) in English
    A CounterPunch Reading List

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004   Published: 2014
    CounterPunch editors' list of the 100 best non-fiction books of the 20th century,originally compiled in 2004.
  310. 150 years of dirty water
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1984
    Toronto's water has been polluted pretty much since the city was founded - but that doesn't mean we should put up with it.
  311. One Hundred Innovations for Development
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1988
  312. 100,000 California Indians Killed During Gold Rush Genocide
    Bloody Gold; the California Gold Rush and state sponsored genocide

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2016
    Legislation with roots in Manifest Destiny and dehumanization helped lead Euro-Americans to commit the greatest act of genocide in American history.
  313. 100 years ago: Two calls to struggle against the world war
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Shortly after the outbreak of the First World War, 100 years ago, two Russian socialist leaders, V.I. Lenin and Leon Trotsky, published antiwar manifestos that greatly influenced the international socialist response to the conflict.
  314. '100 years to repair Gaza': Oxfam says blockade remains, aid almost non-existent
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Reconstructing Gaza could take an entire century, if Israel doesn't stop the siege, leading charity Oxfam warned. And that's just the time frame for essential projects. The NGO's regional director calls the situation "deplorable."
  315. One in five Israelis lives in poverty
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    With just over 8 million people, Israel has over 1.7 million, more than 20 percent of the population, living below the poverty line, according to the latest report issued by the National Insurance Institute (NII) and the Central Bureau of Statistics. Issued in December, the figures relate to 2012 and will have worsened since then.
  316. One Market Under God
    Extreme Capitalism, Market Populism, and the End of Economic Democracy

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2000
  317. One Namibia One Nation
    Resource Type: Audio
    First Published: 1979
  318. One Nation Under The Gun
    Inside The Mohawk Civil War

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991
    An account of the poltical and land struggles of the Mohawk people in New York and Montreal.
  319. One of History's Biggest B & E's
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The story told in Betty Medsger's new book The Burglary is a tale of a government drunk on its own power, some citizens determined to end the binge, and a time when heroes were not only made in sporting venues and the movies. It is about people putting their lives on the line in opposition to an encroaching police state and the men determined to imprison those people for their opposition.
  320. One of the Greatest Environmentalists of the 20th Century
    Barry Commoners RIP

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Dr. Barry Commoner, equipped with a Harvard PhD in cellular biology, used his knowledge of biology, ecosystems, nuclear radiation, public communication, networking scientists, political campaigning, and community organizing to become the greatest environmentalist in the 20th century.
  321. One of the Hollywood Ten
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2000
    A Spanish and British bio-picture. The drama focuses on screenwriter/director Herbert Biberman and his efforts to make what would become the historic political film, Salt of the Earth in 1954, produced without studio backing after he was blacklisted for belonging to the American Communist Party.
  322. One Palestinian Man's Mission to Make Urban Agriculture More Sustainable
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Urban agriculture is playing an increasing role in helping feed communities. The article and accompanying video introduces Salim Abu Naser, a proponent of sustainable agriculture living and working in Gaza City, Palestine.
  323. One Palestinian Man's Mission to Make Urban Agriculture More Sustainable
    Life and Health are the most precious things humans can have

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Introducing Said Salim Abu Naser, a proponent of sustainable agriculture living and working in Gaza City, Palestine, along the Mediterranean Coast. Abu Nasser has created a 200-square-meter (2,000-square-foot) micro-farm using a hydroponic system and homemade organic pest-control solutions consisting of garlic, pepper, soap and more.
  324. One Palestinian Man's Mission to Make Urban Agriculture More Sustainable
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2017
    Video that introduces Said Salim Abu Naser, a proponent of sustainable agriculture living and working in Gaza City, Palestine, along the Mediterranean Coast.
  325. The 1% of the 99% and an Anti-Capitalist Alternative
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    What we need right now is for autonomous political organizing in both unionized and non-unionized workplaces, schools,and in the streets.
  326. One River Many Relations
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2014
    The Alberta Oil Sands are one of the world's most controversial industrial developments. They are the target of high profile protests and debate around the globe. One essential voice is largely excluded from discourse on the issue - the voice of downstream Indigenous communities.
  327. One-sided discussion of free trade avoids key issues
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1988
    'Business' is also about the people who actually work in the offices, factories, and farms, who are so profoundly affected by what happens in the world of capital.
  328. One Sky
    Periodical profile published 1980

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1980
    This issue of the One Sky newsletter focuses on uranium.
  329. One Sky
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1979
    Theme issue of the One Sky newsletter on Nicaragua.
  330. One Sky
    Periodical profile published 1979

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1979
    A special issue of the One Sky newsletter on the Vietnamese 'boat people' refugees.
  331. One Sky Audio-Visual And Book Catalogue 1988/89
    Periodical profile published 1988

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1988
  332. One Sky Information Kit: Native People
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1982
    One Sky is a resource centre dedicated to assisting those struggling for social change by providing development education resources on a wide variety of topics.
  333. One Sky needs help
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1989
  334. One Sky Reports
    Periodical profile published 1983

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1983
    This issoe of the One Sky newsletter focuses on the economy and the challenges of economic change.
  335. One Sky Saskatchewan Cross Cultural Centre
    Organization profile published 1982

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1982
    See also: CX2546, CX2931.
  336. One Sky, Saskatchewan Cross-Cultural Centre
    Organization profile published 1984

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1984
    See also: CX2546, CX2619.
  337. One Sky Saskatchewan Cross-Cultural Centre
    Organization profile published 1982

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1982
  338. One State is Not Snake Oil: A Reply to Michael Neumann
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    The income of the 18 wealthiest families in Israel is equivalent to 77 percent of Israel's national budget, which is NIS 256 billion a year. This means that in less than 4.4 years the 18 wealthiest families in Israel could pay the entire debt owed by Israeli Jews living in homes and land stolen from Palestinians. It means that in 4.5 years a fund set up by these 18 wealthiest families could offer every Jewish Israeli who lives on stolen land a million U.S. dollars which they would use either to buy their home from the rightful Palestinian owner or buy another home (probably it would have to be newly constructed) so they could return the stolen one but not end up homeless.
  339. One State: Trump Has Reminded Palestinians What It Was Always About
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    For more than 15 years, the Middle East "peace process" initiated by the Oslo accords has been on life support. Last week, United States president Donald Trump pulled the plug, whether he understood it or not.
  340. One Step Up, Three Steps Down
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    In an interview with author Barbara Garson, Against the Current examines the economic meltdown surrounding the Occupy movement and the effect it has had on working-class Americans.
  341. The one thing that won't stop terror is more war
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Provoking retaliation is a key part of the jihadists' strategy, writes Alex Nunns - we need a different approach.
  342. #131+1: Voices in Movement An Oral History of the Mexican Youth Movement of 2012
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    On May 11, 2012, in the heat of the presidential campaign, history took an unexpected turn: a video, the social networks, and marches and mass actions managed to bring a new moment of hope into the history of Mexico, and the Mexican youth surprised the whole world.
  343. 1001 Ways to Market Your Books
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
  344. One Thousand Years of Solitude
    Life in the SHU

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Indefinite solitary confinement: a large-scale experiment in sensory deprivation and social isolation.
  345. One Vote for Democracy 
    Consensus vs. democracy

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1986
    Makes the case that the democratic model is better than the consensus model for activist group decision-making.
  346. One Vote for Democracy - Chinese text
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1986
  347. One Vote for Democracy - Japanese text
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1986
  348. One Vote for Democracy - Korean text
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1986
  349. One Who Raged Against the Machine
    Remembering Gerald Berreman

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Remembering anthropologist Gerald Berreman on the occasion of his December 2013 death. Barreman became an important voice of dissent in the 1960s and 1970s, speaking out against anthropologists’ interactions with the CIA and other intelligence agencies and championing openness in science.
  350. One Woman Army
    The Life of Claire Culhane

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992
    A biography of Claire Culhane, member of the Canadian Communist Party, crusader for prison abolition, and peace activist opposed to the Vietnam war.
  351. One Woman Is Behind the Most Up-to-Date Interactive Map of Femicides in Mexico
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The interactive 'Femicides in Mexico Map' is a "citizen-led, civic, independent initiative based on open data which, using geographical coordinates, has been mapping cases of femicide since 2016.
  352. One World Ready or Not
    The Manic Logic of Global Capitalism

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1997   Published: 1998
    Wiliam Greider exposes the myths and the realities of the global economy in terms of human struggle.
  353. One Year of the BP Blowout
    Against The Current vol. 153

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    In the years after Hurricane Katrina, I saw New Orleanians suffer from lack of health care. The storm and subsequent flooding caused immediate illness, with infections from the foul flood water and debris. As time passed, ever-present mold exacerbated respiratory conditions and mental health deteriorated in the face of immense stress.
  354. OneWorld Online
    Resource Type: Website
    Focus on Third World issues, alternative journalism, non-governmental organizations. Dialy news on important issues. Site groups over 100 organizations working for human rights, global justice, and sustainable development. Well-organized index with options to view news by country or theme.
  355. An ongoing debate
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1978
    The Red Menace is meant to be a forum of dissenting views withing the broadly defined boundaries of libertarian socialism.
  356. Onion, The
    Resource Type: Website
    News satire.
  357. Online encyclopedias: List of online encyclopedias - Wikipedia
    Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia

    Resource Type: Article
  358. Online Rights for Online Workers - Privacy at Work
    Resource Type: Website
    Deals with workers' right to privacy in the face of online surveillance by employers.
  359. Online Survival Kit
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    This Online Survival Kit offers practical tools, advice and techniques that teach you how to circumvent censorship and to secure yo communications and data. This handbook will gradually be unveiled over the coming months in order to provide everyone with the means to resist censors, governments or interests groups that want to courntrol news and information and gag dissenting voices. The Reporters Without Borders Digital Survival Kit is available in French, English, Arabic, Russian et Chinese. Published under the Creative Commons licence, its content is meant to be used freely and circulated widely.
  360. An Online Tracking Device That’s Virtually Impossible to Block
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    A new kind of tracking tool, canvas fingerprinting, is being used to follow visitors to thousands of top websites, from WhiteHouse.gov to YouPorn.
  361. The Online World Is Also On Fire
    How the Sixties Marginalized Literature in American Culture (and Why Literature Mainly Deserved It)

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1995
  362. Onlinecensorship.org Tracks Content Takedowns by Facebook, Twitter, and Other Social Media Sites
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Visualizing Impact launched Onlinecensorship.org on November 19, 2015, a new platform to document the who, what, and why of content takedowns on social media sites.
  363. Only Connect
    On Culture and Communication

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1972
  364. Only Edward Snowden Can Save James Bond
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Bond is doomed because early in the movie Spectre, the otherwise benevolent Q, muttering something about nanotechnology and microchips, injects him with "smart blood."
  365. 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.
  366. The Only House Left Standing
    The Middle East Journals of Tom Hurndall

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2009
    A journey through the life and thoughts of the late Tom Hurndall, a British photojournalist fatally wounded in Gaza in April 2003.
  367. 'Only I and my paper were prosecuted'
    Journalist who exposed Turkey's hospitality for jihadists

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Jihad fighters are treated in Turkey with state complicity; Journalist Dogu Eroglu of the opposition daily BirGun (One Day) was prosecuted.
  368. Only in America: an Indiscreet Selfie Can Put A Kid in Prison
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Did you know that if you are an American under 18 years old and you use your cell phone to send a nude "selfie" of yourself to a friend, you can be convicted of manufacturing and distributing "child pornography" and sent to prison? This is how expansively prosecutors, whose main purpose in life is to ruin as many people as possible, interpret laws passed to protect children from sexual exploitation.
  369. Only in Conjunction With the Proletarian Woman Will Socialism Be Victorious
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1896
    We must, first of all, learn how we ought to do our work among women.
  370. Only One Earth
    The Care and Maintenance of a Small Planet

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1972
  371. The Only People Making Money Off the Seal Hunt Are Anti-Sealing Campaigners
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Audla presents the perspective of Inuit communities who depend on the seal hunt.
  372. Only Poetry Can Address Grief
    Moving Forward after 911

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2001
    A guide for global justice activism in the face of increased repression and potential public opposition.
  373. Only protect: A photographic celebration of our endangered earth
    New Internationalist May 2005 - #378

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2005
    A visual look at the world's Ecosystems and a discussion of the scale and urgency of the environmental crisis.
  374. Only When We See the War Criminals In Our Midst Will the Blood Begin to Dry
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In transmitting President Richard Nixon's orders for a "massive" bombing of Cambodia in 1969, Henry Kissinger said, "Anything that flies on everything that moves". As Barack Obama ignites his seventh war against the Muslim world since he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the orchestrated hysteria and lies make one almost nostalgic for Kissinger's murderous honesty.
  375. Ontario allows 'monster' trucks
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1989
  376. Ontario Association of Alternative and Independent Schools (OAAIS)
    Organization profile published 1979

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1979
    Three people met in the summer of 1974 to discuss their concern over alternative and independent schools in Ontario.
  377. The Ontario Association of Midwives
    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1982
  378. Ontario Coalition to Preserve Food Land
    Organization profile published 1977

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1977
    Inactive/Defunct Organization
    This coalition consists of organizations concerned with the various issues of food land preservation in Ontario.
  379. Ontario Coalition To Stop Electroshock
    Organization profile published 1984

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1984
  380. Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants
    Organization profile published 1979

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1979
    The Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants ( O.C.A.S.I.) is comprised of 28 agencies that serve many of the ethnic communities including the Chinese, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, West Indian, Spanish etc.
  381. Ontario Environment Network
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1990
  382. Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) Briefs Dealing with Labour Relations in Ontario
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1981
    Labour legislation in Canada comes largely within the provincial jurisdiction.
  383. Ontario Health Coalition
    Organization profile published 2006

    Resource Type: Organization
    Network of grassroots community organizations representing virtually all areas of Ontario. Our primary goal is to empower the members of our constituent organizations to become actively engaged in the making of public policy on matters related to health care and healthy communities.
  384. Ontario Hydro
    The Rising Cost of Power

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1979
    This four page booklet explains why electricity prices continue to skyrocket and why they will continue to do so unless we opt for a more energy efficient society based on conservation and renewable energy sources.
  385. Ontario Legislature Investigate Nuclear Safety
    Why Pickering Safety Systems Need to be Upgraded

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1980
  386. Ontario man publishes coal-mining novel
    William Pancoast recently published his fifth book, "The Road to Matewan."

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    William Pancoast likes to call his writing working-class literature for the working class. The Galion native recently published his fifth book, "The Road to Matewan." The novel includes history from a turbulent time in West Virginia history. The Battle of Matewan, also known as the Matewan Massacre, involved a May 19, 1920, shootout in Mingo County.
  387. Ontario Native Council on Justice
    Organization profile published 1983

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1983
  388. Ontario People's Energy Network (O.P.E.N.)
    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1977
    Inactive/Defunct Organization
    A desciption of Ontario People's Energy Network (O.P.E.N.) and other similar organizations.
  389. Ontario's Future - Ontario Hydro
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1979
    This brochure is produced co-jointly by Energy Probe, Toronto Mobilization for Survival, Greenpeace Toronto and Birchbark Alliance (OPIRG) and deals with Ontario Hydro's expanding construction program.
  390. Ontario's Natural Retreat - Bruce County
    Resource Type: Website
  391. The Ontogenesis of the Interest in Money
    Resource Type: Book
  392. Ontological "Difference" and the Neo-Liberal War on the Social 
    Deconstruction and Deindustrialization

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2001
    We have today legions of people with a smattering of knowledge turning out reams of books filled with buzz words that could be (and have been) produced by a computer program, and could be (and are) picked up in peer-group shop talk in a few months at the nearest humanities program or academic conference. Everyone these people don't like is trapped in a "gaze"; everyone "constitutes" their "identity" by "discourse"; to the fuddy-duddy "master narratives" that talk about such indelicate subjects as world accumulation these people counterpose "pastiche" and "bricolage", the very idea of being in any way systematic smacking of "totalitarianism"; it is blithely assumed that everyone except heterosexual white males now and for all time have been "subversives" (one wonders why we are still living under capitalism); a crippling relativism makes it somehow "imperial" to criticize public beheadings in Saudi Arabia or cliterodectomy practiced on five-year old girls in the Sudan.
  393. Opa Nobody
    Against The Current vol. 135

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    In Opa Nobody, Sonya Huber — an activist struggling to reconcile her politics with the demands of human relationships and the realities of contemporary U.S. life — undertakes an ambitious task: the political nonfiction novel.
  394. Opchanacanough
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A tribal chief of the Powhatan Confederacy. (Died 1646).
  395. Open Borders and the Tragedy of Open Access Commons
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    “Open borders” refers to a policy of unlimited or free immigration. I argue here that it is a bad policy. If you are poor and your country provides no social safety net, you move to one that does. If you are rich and your country makes you pay your taxes, you move (or at least move your money) to one that doesn’t. Thus safety nets, and public goods in general, disappear as they become both overloaded and underfunded. That is the “world without borders,” and without community. That is the tragedy of open access commons.
  396. Open For Business
    The Roots of Foreign Ownership in Canada

    Resource Type: Book
  397. Open Learning and Distance Education in Canada
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
  398. Open Letter by 50 Israeli Army Reservists on Why They Refuse to Fight in Gaza
    Petition By Israeli soldiers and reservists

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
  399. An Open Letter From Anti-Zionist Jewish Youth in Canada
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Let us not be silent bystanders while humanity suffers. Let us raise our voices, as Jewish youth, and demand a single, democratic state, with equal rights for everyone in Israel/Palestine.
  400. Open Letter to Comrade Lenin
    A reply to 'left-wing' communism, an infantile disorder

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1920
    he tactics that are brilliant for Russia are bad here. They lead to defeat here.
  401. Open Letter to German Left Party (Die Linke)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    The state of Israel does not deserve prizes for its occupation, racist separation and its war crimes. Only international policy which emphasises to Israel that violations of international law are not tolerated will succeed in promoting a just peace for all residents of this land.
  402. Open Letter to "Human Rights Defenders" on Aleppo
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Syria is the legitimacy of the interventionist policies of the U.S. and its "allies", Europeans, Turkey, and the Gulf states in that country.
  403. An Open Letter to Latin Americans
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1978
  404. An Open Letter to Ta-Nehisi Coates and the Liberals Who Love Him
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Ta-Nehisi Coates recently criticized the Bernie Sanders campaign for Sanders’ pessimism regarding black reparations for slavery and Jim Crow segregation. When asked during a campaign event whether he would support reparations, Sanders responded with characteristic bluntness, saying that "its likelihood of getting through Congress is nil," before adding that a push for formal reparations for slavery would be politically divisive.
  405. An Open Letter to the British Left
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Dear friends and comrades, To a foreigner who has been living and working in the United Kingdom for the last sixteen years, the immediate post-referendum situation appears highly paradoxical. It seems as if the shock has been of such a magnitude that even the most celebrated British virtues -- sense of humour, understatement and, above all, solid common sense -- have faded away.
  406. An Open Letter to the President of the Ford Motor Company of Canada
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1979
    The Ford Motor Company of Canada is the parent company of Ford South Africa. Through Ford South Africa, Ford of Canada sells vehicles to the South African Military and police. The taskforces on the Churches and Corporate Responsibility (TCCR) sees this practice as a reinforcement of the status quo in South Africa, and as a statement in favour of apartheid.
  407. Open Marriage 
    A New Life Style for Couples

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1972
    The authors propose open marriage as a way to help couples realize that there can be both relatedness and freedom in marriage, and that freedom, with the growth and responsibility it entails, can be the basis for intimacy and love.
  408. Open marriage
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Open marriage typically refers to a marriage in which the partners agree that each may engage in extramarital sexual relationships, without this being regarded as infidelity.
  409. Open Politics and Community
    An Everdale Parent Speaks to a School Meeting: Feb '69

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1969
    Staughton Lynd talks about the experience of being a parent of children at Everdale School.
  410. Open relationship
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    An open relationship is a relationship in which the participants are free to have emotional, spiritual and/or physical relationships with other partners.
  411. Open Road
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1976   Published: 1990
    Inactive/Defunct Periodical
    Anarchist paper published in Vancouver from 1976 to 1990.
    A digital archive of Open Road is online at http://www.zisman.ca/openroad/index.html.
  412. "Open Skies" Coming?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1991
  413. 'Open skies' proceeding
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1992
  414. Open Source Software: a necessary tool to build our movements | What's Left
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Software companies are exploitative and other companies should invest in unionized products, condem work to lower wages and act in solidarity with other workers in the software industry.
  415. Open Veins of Latin America 
    Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1971   Published: 1973
    A political economy, a social and cultural narrative, and a powerful description of primitive capital accumulation.
  416. Opening Doors
    Vancouver's East End

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1979
  417. Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2008
    Drawing on in-depth interviews with over a hundred women and men, Opening Up explores the real-life benefits and challenges of all styles of open relationships — from partnered non-monogamy to solo polyamory.
  418. Operating in the Dark
    Accountability in our Health Care System

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1997
  419. Operation Cast Lead: News control as a military objective
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Control of news in time of war has become a military objective.
  420. Operation Dismantle
    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1977
    Founded this past summer by Peter Brown, Christopher Hanratty and Director James Stark, Operation Dismantle is an organization committed to bringing about total nuclear disarmament, through a global referendum, in approximately five years.
  421. Operation Freedom
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1978
    A tabloid designed to inform the public about the growing national measures in Canada
  422. Operation Friendship - Edmonton
    Organization profile published 1984

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1984
  423. Operation Liberte
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1978
  424. Operation Liberte Becomes a Permanent Coalition and Letter
    from Provisional Organizing Committee for Operation Liberte

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1978
  425. Operation Liberte Builds Support
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1978
  426. Operation Nazification
    Of Empire and Government

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Annie Jacobsen’s new book is called Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program That Brought Nazi Scientists to America. It isn’t terribly secret anymore, of course, and it was never very intelligent. Jacobsen has added some details, and the U.S. government is still hiding many more. But the basic facts have been available; they’re just left out of most U.S. history books, movies, and television programs.
  427. Operation Smoke and Mirrors: In the Chicago Police Department, If the Bosses Say It Didn't Happen, It Didn't Happen
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    On May 31, 2016, the city of Chicago agreed to settle a whistleblower lawsuit brought by two police officers who allege they suffered retaliation for reporting and investigating criminal activity by fellow officers. The settlement, for $2 million, was announced moments before the trial was to begin.
  428. An Operational Strategy for Development Education in the 80's
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1987
  429. Opieka zdrowotna i dzieci Gazy w kryzysie
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
  430. Opinion: It's gettin' hot in here... so take back all your carbon
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In Africa rapidly rising temperatures foreshadow increased drought, famine and disease. The most vulnerable populations -- of which millions are smallholder farmers -- need solutions, and they need them now.
  431. Opinion: Lakota values soar with the eagles
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    In the defense of eagles, people came together. In respect of them, they remembered their values. In sight of them, they felt the pride of a nation.
  432. Opinion: We must hear - and heed - the nightingale's warning
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    These threatened species continue to sing, but their songs aren't poetic or musical -- they are alarm songs. The good news is that when we listen to the birds, when we notice their diminished presence and when we change our behaviour even slightly to accommodate their needs, they respond spectacularly.
  433. OPIRG Poster Archive
    Resource Type: Website
    A website with posters produced by OPIRG-York and OPIRG Toronto from the 1980s to the present.
  434. Opportunism and the art of the possible
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1898
    Opportunism is a political game which can be lost in two ways: not only basic principles but also practical success may be forfeited.
  435. Opposing Censorship
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1978
    According to Ulli Diemer, it is dangerous to think that liberation - in this case, sexual liberation - can be promoted by repressive legislation and censorship.
  436. Opposing Honourary Degree for George Bush
    Resource Type: Article
    We should not uphold George Bush as a role model nor defend his responsibility for warfare bloodshed, international terrorism and attacks on basic human dignity.
  437. An Opposing Man
    The Autobiography of a Romantic Revolutionary

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1969   Published: 1974
    The memoirs on Ernst Fischer, a socialist literary and art critic.
  438. Opposing Racism and Prejudice
    Organization profile published 1992

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1992
    Inactive/Defunct Organization
  439. The Opposite of Transparency: What I Didn't Read in the TIPP Reading Room
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    TTIP, the EU-US free trade deal, has secrecy written all over it. Those responsible for it live in dread of any public scrutiny. If it was up to me, I would give everyone who's interested the chance to make up their own minds on the text of the agreement in its current form.
  440. The Opposites Game
    All the Strangeness of Our American World in One Article

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    The surpassing strangeness of the American way of war in distant lands.
  441. Opposition to U.S. war against Vietnam
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
  442. Optic Nerve
    Millions of Yahoo Webcam Images Intercepted by GCHQ

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Britain's surveillance agency GCHQ, with aid from the US National Security Agency, intercepted and stored the webcam images of millions of internet users not suspected of wrongdoing, secret documents reveal.
  443. The Optimist
    Periodical profile published 1980

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1980
  444. The Optimist
    Periodical profile published 1983

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1983
  445. The Optimist
    Periodical profile published 1982

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1982
    The Optimst newspaper is published five times a year by the Yukon Status of Women Council. Its purpose is to link all Yukon women who are separated from one another by great physical distances as well as by socio-economic and cultural differences.
  446. Option for the poor
    Wikipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    The option for the poor or the preferential option for the poor is one of the basic principles of the Catholic social teaching as articulated in the 20th century.
  447. OptOut
    Resource Type: Website
    Steve Gibson's campaign against Internet spyware used by companies to extract information from Internet users' computers without their knowledge or consent.
  448. Oracle Bones
    A Journey Between China's Past and Present

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2006
    A first-hand exploration of contemporary China through the accounts of its living citizens as well as through ancient artifacts uncovered in archeological digs -- a psycho-social examination of who the Chinese are today.
  449. Oral history
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    The recording, preservation and interpretation of historical information, based on the personal experiences and recollections of the speaker.
  450. The Oratory of Malcolm X
    Against The Current vol. 120

    Resource Type: Article
    Spike Lee closes his 1989 film “Do the Right Thing” with two quotes: In one, Malcolm X proclaims the right to self defense and in the other, Martin Luther King, Jr. insists upon non-violent protest. Each quote has the potential to produce a drastically different reading of the film, which ends in a police murder of an African-American youth and a subsequent street riot. Lee, however, chooses to maintain a tension between the two interpretations of the riot, asking his audience to juggle both or to choose for themselves.
  451. Ordeal of Australia's child migrants
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    The story of the British child migrants sent to Australia has been described as a history of lies, deceit, cruelty and official disinterest and neglect.
  452. The Ordeal of Hassan Diab
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Sociology professor and Canadian citizen Hassan Diab was wrongfully arrested and extradiated to France in 2008. To this day the Canadian government is silent on the events.
  453. The Ordeal of Migrants
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Migrants face prejudices, xenophobia and racism, besides bureaucratic obstacles that do not recognize their qualifications.
  454. Order Prevails in Berlin
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1919
    Rosa Luxemburg's last article, written just before she was murdered.
    She concludes with the words: "You foolish lackeys! Your 'order' is built on sand. Tomorrow the revolution will 'rise up again, clashing its weapons,' and to your horror it will proclaim with trumpets blazing:
    I was, I am, I shall be!"
  455. Ordinary People
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2001
    When we talk about revolution, we aren't talking about pie in the sky or something that's never existed. We're talking about reshaping the world with the very best values that we practice now, today, in our families, with our friends and co-workers, with our students and patients. We believe that the smallest acts of kindness and the most public, collective acts of revolution are on a continuum of struggle to make the world the way we believe it should be.
  456. Organic Agriculture Conference
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1990
  457. Organic and Beyond
    Friendship, Solidarity and Patriotism

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Organic is not enough. Organic will be an effective proposal for change only to the extent that it is integrated into the local and global movements that carry on the fight for food sovereignty, climate justice, ecological debt, women's rights and labor organizing; and against enclosures of common goods.
  458. Organic certification - inorganic bureaucracy
    Today's certifiers arrive in patent leather shoes and get no further than the office - and this is meant to be an improvement?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
  459. Organic Directory
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992
  460. The Organic Elite Surrenders to Monsanto
    What Now?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Unprecedented wholesale and retail control of the organic marketplace by companies employing a business model of selling twice as much so-called "natural" food as certified organic food, coupled with the takeover of many organic companies by multinational food corporations, threatens the growth of the organic movement.
  461. Organic Farmers Are Not Anti-Science but Genetic Engineers Often Are
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Henderson argues that biotechnologists conflate anti-science with anti-genetic engineering, and that genetically engineered crops are being commercialized without proper testing.
  462. Organic Farmers Are Not Anti-Science but Genetic Engineers Often Are
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
  463. Organic food marketing co-op
    Organization profile published 1992

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1992
    Inactive/Defunct Organization
  464. Organic Gardening
    Everything the Beginner Needs to Know

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991
  465. Organic Grains
    Organization profile published 1990

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1990
  466. The Organisational Structure of the Communist Parties, the Methods and Content of Their Work: Theses
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1921
    Adopted at the Third Congress of the Communist International (Comintern) in 1921.
  467. Organised persecution of ethnic Germans
    Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia

    Resource Type: Article
  468. Organising at work - some basic principles
    A list of what successful organisers say are the most important principles to remember

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    Organising begins when people question authority. Someone asks, "What are they doing to us? Why are they doing it? Is it right?" Encourage people to ask, "Who is making the decisions, who is being forced to live with the decisions, and why should that be so?" People should not accept a rule or an answer simply because it comes from the authorities, whether that authority be the government, the boss, the union - or you. An effective organiser encourages their fellow workers to think for themselves.
  469. Organising at work - the basics
    A basic introduction on why we should organise at work, and a few tips on how to get started.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    Almost everyone in this society is underpaid and over-worked. Many temps, contract and casual workers have very few rights, and permanent workers are still always under the threat of redundancy. Many people are massively exploited and ill-treated, and in Britain over 20,000 people are killed at or by their work each year*. Millions more suffer stress, depression, anxiety and are injured.
  470. 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.
  471. Organising your workplace - getting started
    You're working, or just started work somewhere where there is no active collective workers' organisation. What can you do to get organised?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    Nowadays many workplaces have no active workers' organisation. Depending on whereabouts you are in the world and what sector you work in there may or may not be much of a trade union presence. And even if there is it may just be a skeleton organisation which only represents workers with individual problems, and is unable to win demands of management. Or worse, it could be actively in cahoots with management against the workers.
  472. The Organization of Social Services and its Implications for the Mental Health of Immigrant Women
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1979
  473. Organization of the Government of Canada 1990
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
  474. Organization to Fight for the Democratic Rights of Immigrants
    Organization profile published 1979

    Resource Type: Organization
    Inactive/Defunct Organization
  475. Organizational Platform of the General Union of Anarchists
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1926
    In 1926 a group of exiled Russian anarchists in France, the Delo Truda (Workers' Cause) group, published this pamphlet.
  476. Organizational Questions of the Russian Social Democracy 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1904
    Rosa Luxemburg's contribution to the debate within the Russian Social Democratic movement on party organization and democratic centralism. Luxemburg joins Trotsky in warning of the dangers inherent in centralism and argues against the concentration of power in a Central Committee. From a Socialist Revolutionary perspective Luxemburg puts forward compelling arguments against Lenin's conception of the revolutionary party.
  477. Organizations & Leaders' Critique of S.744
    A statement by the Mexican American Political Association

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    A statement by the Mexican American Political Association
  478. Organize! Organizing for Social Change
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1996   Published: 2001
    A guide to community organizing with attention to specific tasks such as hosting meetings, public speaking and making partnerships with other activist groups.
  479. The Organized Left and the Death of "Pragmatic" Politics
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Shifting political winds are battering the establishment, as the breeze flows to the back of the populists. The left-populist Bernie Sanders didn't conjure the hurricane but adjusted his sails to it. As the political storm grows apace with rising income inequality, new social attitudes are bringing fresh expectations, transforming politics as we know it.
  480. Organizer Renny Cushing Tapped the Power of Community to Pull the Plug on Nuke Plants 
    Clamshell Alliance Drew a Line in the Sand That the Nuclear Energy Industry Has Not Crossed to This Day

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    As one of the key figures in the Clamshell Alliance in the late 1970s and early 1980s, Cushing was effective in organizing a movement that played a major role in freezing the construction of new nuclear power projects in the United States for decades.
  481. The Organizer's Manual
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1971
    Practical suggestions for small-group and grassroots organizing, political self-e4ducation, mass education and communications, alternate community services, mass actions, legal and medical self-defense. Strategies for organizing high schools, universities, racial groups, women, the military, labor, the professions.
  482. Organizers Worth Their Salt
    "Let's drink to the hard working people; Let's drink to the salt of the Earth"

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    A few unions are recruiting salts these days, usually young people who apply for low-wage jobs in retail, hospitality, or logistics. But unions are reluctant to talk about salting, not wanting to alert management to look out for suspicious characters.
  483. Organizing a Union
    Resource Type: Audio
    First Published: 1976
    The procedures for obtaining certification from the Labour Relations Board.
  484. 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.
  485. Organizing Committee - Lesbian Conference 1981
    Organization profile published 1981

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1981
    Inactive/Defunct Organization
  486. Organizing Dissent
    Contemporary Social Movements In Theory and Practice

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992
  487. Organizing for the 90s
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1991
    On the sixth Labor Notes Conference.
  488. Organizing for the Anti-Capitalist Transition 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    David Harvey says that there is a lot of work to be done to coalesce various tendencies around the underlying question: can the world change materially, socially, mentally, and politically in such a way as to confront not only the dire state of social and natural relations in so many parts of the world, but also the perpetuation of endless compound growth? This is the question that the alienated and discontented must insist upon asking, again and again, even as they learn from those who experience the pain directly and who are so adept at organizing resistances to the dire consequences of compound growth on the ground.
  489. Organizing for Workers' Power
    Beyond Trade Unionism & Vanguardism

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1968   Published: 1969
    A discussion of the problem of "vanguardism," and the role of leadership in revolutionary organization, and its evolution through different stages of class struggle, by Adriano Sofri of the Italian socialist group Lotta Continua, with an introduction by militants in southern Ontario.
  490. Organizing for Workers' Power!
    Resource Type: Article
    Allan Engler, author of Economic Democracy, critiques segments of the left for largely ignoring working class power. Recognizing that social change can only be carried through by the working class, Engler puts forth a series of demands designed to facilitate solidarity and comraderie with and among workers.
  491. Organizing Immigrant Labour
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Barriers to unionizing the smelter workers of Trail, British Columbia, during the Second World War.
  492. Organizing in a Small Town
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1976
    Experiences in organizing in a small town in Ontario in the early 1970s.
  493. Organizing In Mexico
    It's Tough, Often Brutal, And It Means Taking On The State

    Resource Type: Article
    A survey of the challenges of organizing and operating democratic unions under Mexican labour law.
  494. Organizing In Mexico: It's Tough, Often Brutal, And It Means Taking On The State
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The system in Mexico operates to the detriment of independent unions. Although the Mexican system of labour relations initially conferred real benefits on workers and peasants whose organizations supported the government, it now functions to maintain a status quo where benefits flow only to corrupt union leaders.
  495. Organizing Korean Contingent Labor
    Against The Current vol. 109

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    Interview with Ae-Lim Yun. Ae-Lim Yun is an activist in Solidarity for the Abolition of Contingent Work, in Seoul, South Korea.
  496. Organizing Men's Resource Network
    Organization profile published 1983

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1983
    Inactive/Defunct Organization
  497. Organizing that Changed Mississippi
    Book Review of Salter Jr.'s "Jackson Mississippi" and Moody's "Coming of Age in Mississippi"

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    A review of two books about the Mississippi's civil rights movement in 1965 from the perspectives of an African-American female student and a Native American male professor.
  498. Organizing "The Organized"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    For many years, American unions have been trying to “organize of the unorganized” to offset, and, where possible, reverse their steady loss of dues-paying membership. In union circles, a distinction was often made between that "external organizing" – to recruit workers who currently lack collective bargaining rights – and "internal organizing," which involves engaging more members in contract fights and other forms of collective action aimed at strengthening existing bargaining units.
  499. Organizing "The Poor" - Against The Working Class
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1971
    The newly found "poor" have become a focus for middle class activists. Having learned in the schools and universities that the working class either did not exist or that if it existed, it was co-opted and apathetic and could not possible act as the agent for social change, they found it "refreshing" to locate this new constituency.
  500. Organizing The Unorganized is the key to building the Union
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1981
    This article comments on a policy paper presented for discussion at the 1981 UEW conference in Montreal.
  501. Organizing to Stop Police Brutality in Riverside, California: Organizing for Accountability
    Against The Current vol. 83

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1999
    interview with Chani Beeman. Chani Beeman is co-chair of the Riverside Coalition for Police Accountability, whose principles and mission statement can be found at their website (www.ucr. edu/ethnomus/rcpa/rcpa.html). A complete file of articles on the shooting of Tyisha Miller and subsequent coverup can be found on the website of the Riverside Press-Enterprise (www.inlandempire online.com/special-reports/tyishamiller). Dianne Feeley and David Finkel of the ATC editorial board interviewed Chani on September 28.
  502. Organizing Unions
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1994
    How to form or build a union. Shows how to strength organizing drives by responding to the concerns of all workers, including women, immigrant workers, people of colour, workers with disabilities, lebians and gay men, and part-time and casual workers.
  503. Organizing with Love: Lessons from the New York Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Campaign 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Great organizing campaigns are like great love affairs. You begin to see life through a different lens. You change in unexpected ways. You lose sleep, but you also feel boundless energy. You develop new relationships and new interests. Your skin becomes more open to the world around you. Life feels different, and it’s almost like you’ve been reborn. And, most importantly, you begin to feel things that you previously couldn’t have even imagined are possible.
  504. Origin and Function of the Party Form
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1961   Published: 1974
    The central thesis that we wish to state and illustrate is that Marx and Engels derived the characteristics of the party form from the description of communist society.
  505. The Origin of America's Intellectual Vacuum
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    A profile of Chandler Davis, a blacklisted mathematician who served six months in jail for refusing to cooperate with the House Un-American Activities Committee.
  506. The Origin of Racial Oppression in Anglo-America
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1997
  507. The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1884
  508. The Origins of American Marxism
    From the Transcendentalists to De Leon

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1967
    An account of the birth of American Marxism.
  509. The Origins of Dialectical Materialism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1967
    The myth that Karl Marx formulated a fully worked-out method and philosophical system called “dialectical materialism” is the core claim of Marxism, but it has no basis at all in the writings of Karl Marx and but a slim basis in the writings of Frederick Engels. It is widely recognised now that Marx was not a philosopher and the term “dialectical materialism” was invented after his death.
  510. The Origins of Left Culture in the U.S.: 1880-1940
    Issue 6-7 of Cultural Correspondence and Issue #6 of Green Mountain Irregulars

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1978
    A selection of materials from the early years of radical popular culture in the United States, showing how different peoples, over several generations, sought to create out of their own resources a better, more co-operative society.
  511. The Origins of Post-Modernity
    Resource Type: Book
    Perry Anderson's book outlines the cultural changes that have accompanied the victory of global capitalism.
  512. The origins of racism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Racism is so embedded in our society that many people assume it has always existed. But, says Yuri Prasad, it is really a modern phenomenon that developed with capitalism.
  513. Origins of the Chinese Revolution, 1915-1949
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1967   Published: 1971
    An introduction to China's passage to revolution which takes as its central theme the relationship between China's social crisis and the revolutionary movement.
  514. Origins of the International Socialists
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1971
  515. The Origins of the Modern Leftism
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1971   Published: 1975
  516. 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.
  517. The Origins of Totalitarianism
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1958   Published: 1966
  518. Orphans of the Storm
    Peacebuilding for Children of War

    Resource Type: Book
  519. Orrego, Juan Pablo
    Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner

    Resource Type: Article
    Chilean environment activist. (Born 1949).
  520. Orwell
    The War Broadcasts

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1986
  521. Orwell and the Left
    Resource Type: Book
  522. Orwell, George
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    British author. (1903-1950).
  523. Orwell in the Maze of Memory
    Against The Current vol. 148

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    On 23 June 1937, George Orwell and his wife Eileen boarded a train in the Barcelona station, destination Portbou.
  524. The Orwellian Re-Branding of 'Mass Surveillance' as Merely 'Bulk Collection'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Just as the Bush administration and the U.S. media re-labelled "torture" with the Orwellian euphemism "enhanced interrogation techniques" to make it more palatable, the governments and media of the Five Eyes surveillance alliance are now attempting to re-brand "mass surveillance" as "bulk collection" in order to make it less menacing (and less illegal).
  525. Orwell's Triumph: How Novels Tell the Truth of Surveillance
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Novels may be the best medium for describing a distopian world in which everyone is under constant surveillance.
  526. Osama Bin Laden, Bradley Manning and Me
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    As far as can be deduced, the government believes that the documents and videos that Bradley Manning gave to Wikileaks, which Wikileaks then widely distributed to international media, aided the enemy because it put US foreign policy in a very bad light.
  527. 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.
  528. Oscar Lopez Rivera and the Struggle for Puerto Rican Independence
    An Indomitable Spirit of Resistance

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Oscar López Rivera has served 32 years in the dungeons of imperialism for the crime of fighting for the independence of Puerto Rico as a member of the Armed Forces for National Liberation (FALN). The continued militancy of Oscar López Rivera, after more than three decades of imprisonment, is a living testimony of the indomitable will to resist all attempts to break the combative spirit of a man, who has become a symbol of his people, yearning for freedom.
  529. Osceola
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    War chief of the Seminole in Florida who led a small band of warriors in the Seminole resistance when the United States tried to remove the Seminoles from their lands. (1804-1838).
  530. Oshawa Strike 1937
    Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia

    Resource Type: Article
    In 1937, more than 4000 workers if General Motors plant in Oshawa, Ontario, went on strike to fight for better wages and working conditions.
  531. Osprey whisperers: Deciphering decades of clues from the sea hawk
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Ospreys tell a story, and Elliott, Lee and the other scientists who track them are trying to decipher their messages. For more than two decades in North America, particularly in the Pacific Northwest, the osprey has revealed disturbing tales about DDT, PCBs, pulp mill dioxins, flame retardants, stain-resistant compounds, urban runoff, mining wastes, prescription drugs, mercury and more.
  532. Ossetia-Russia-Georgia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    Chomsky points out the hypocrisy of threatening Russia with exclusion from international society due to the violation of the international principle of respecting other nations' sovereignty. He further explores how to integrate and handle Russia in the context of the modern world order and the threat of a Cold War II.
  533. Ossietzky, Carl von
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    German radical pacifist. (1889-1938).
  534. Ostula and Mexican Army Hold to Clashing Versions of Recent Attack
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In Mexico, the independent investigation agency SubVersiones has published a compilation video that chronologically shows what events that took place on July 19, 2015, in the indigenous Nahua community of Santa María de Ostula. That day ended with a child dead and four people wounded.
  535. The Other
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2009
    The Other is made up of a series of lectures that Kapuscinski delivered in Austria and in Poland, eloquent speeches in which he considers the history, the present and the future of our relationship with the Other, a term he employs to distinguish Europeans from "non-Europeans, or non-whites -- while fully aware for the latter, the former are just as much 'Others'."
  536. The Other 9/11
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Whether or not activists will ever mount a serious threat to U.S. hegemony and propaganda remains to be seen. One thing is certain, however: Without such organizing, action, and sacrifice, there will be many more wars and interventions and many more lies told to obscure the truth about them.
  537. The Other America
    Poverty in United States

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1963   Published: 1964
  538. Other dimensions
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1973
    Paul Mattick's critique of Marcuse reviewed by Peter Rachleff in Root & Branch No. 4.
  539. The Other Israel
    The Radical Case Against Zionism

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1972
    A collective effort by a small group of Arab and Jewish citizens of Israel to penetrate the dense net of illusion and myth that dominates the thinking and feeling of most Israelis and, at the same time, determines the prevailing image of Israel in the Western world. According to the Zionist fairy tale, the state of Israel is an outpost of democracy, social justice, and enlightenment, and a homeland and haven for the persecuted Jews of the world. The reality, as this book demonstrates, is utterly different.
  540. The Other Israel
    Voices of Refusal and Dissent

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2002
    A compilation of essays written by Israelis who oppose Israel's occupation of Palestine.
  541. The Other Mexico
    The North American Triangle Completed

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1995
  542. The Other Police State
    Private Cops vs. the Public Good

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    A revealing study on "Spooky Business: A New Report on Corporate Espionage Against Non-profits" written by Gary Ruskin confirms one’s worst suspicions about the ever-expanding two-headed U.S. security state. It details how some companies use the security apparatus, including questionable espionage tactics, against anyone who challenges their authority.
  543. The Other Public Humanities
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Among the conclusions frequently drawn about the heavily reported "crisis in the humanities" is that humanities departments are woefully out of touch with today's students, with the new economy, with the public at large.
  544. The Other Side of Israel
    My Journey Across the Jewish/Arab Divide

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2005
    Explores the unequal treatment of Palestinians living in Israel as "citizens", but as second-class citizens in a theocratic state that discriminates against Arabs in many ways.
  545. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2014
    A newsletter with news and articles about current issues, as well as news from the realm of grassroots archives and people's history. Also featuring selected items from the Connexions Calendar, Seeds of Fire, book, film and website of the week, and news about the Connexions project.
  546. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 27, 2016
    Alternative Media

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2016
    A special issue on alternative media.
  547. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 3, 2014
    Surveillance

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2014
    The first issue of Other Voices, the Connexions newsletter. Topic of the week is Surveillance. Articles on climate politics, 21st-century land grabs, and the destruction of Canada's science libraries. Plus items from the Connexions Calendar and Seeds of Fire.
  548. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 17, 2014
    Gaza

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2014
    Topic of the week is Gaza, which was under attack by Israel as this issue appeared. Articles on surveillance capitalism, the tactics and successes of the movement for same-sex marriage in the United States, and profiles of alternative archives. Website of the week is Democracy Now!
  549. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 31, 2014
    Truth, justice and reconciliation

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2014
    Articles on truth, justice and reconciliation efforts in countries affected by civil war or internal conflict; Bone Collectors: the fate of the remains of Australian aboriginal people stolen from their burial grounds and dispersed to museums; the Galway children's mass grave; and Which came first: Palestinian rockets or Israeli violence? The topic of the week is the Israeli military.
  550. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - August 21, 2014
    Killings by Police

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2014
    Topic of the week is Killings by Police. Articles on the way the Ebola crisis illuminates the moral bankruptcy of capitalism; Responding the capitalist crisis, in 1914 and 2014; Globaling Gaza: Israel's leading role in undemining international law; and Marinaleda, a town in Spain attempting to create alternatives based on democracy, co-operation, and mutual aid. Group of the Week is Librarians and Archivists with Palestine.
  551. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - September 4, 2014
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Information about the Connexions Alternative Media List and the Labor Film Archive. Articles on corporations spying on non-profits, workplace deaths, Monsanto and Ukraine, and liberal environmentalism. Topic of the week is Violence Against Journalists. Book of the week is Bold Scientists.
  552. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - September 19 2014
    Spying, terrorism, and protest

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2014
    Coverage of spying, terrorism, and protest. Articles on how the ISIS (Islamic State group) comes to be using American weapons; the U.S. government's secret plans to spy for American corporations; the insidious power of propaganda; how to spot and defeat disruption on the Internet, and steps to sustainable livestock production. Topic of the week is War Crimes; book for the week is Berkeley: The New Student Revolt, and website of the week is LabourStart.
  553. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 2, 2014
    Climate Change

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2014
    This issue of Other Voices looks at why so many people deny or ignore the very real and very near threat of climate change. We also look into the ways on how NGOs tame and undermine grassroots movements. Other Voices also shares an article detailing how a $182 billion bail-out of tax-payer money was not enough for one bank. Finally, in this issue, we look into the horrors of American slavery and how it shaped the United States into the economic power it is today.
  554. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 16, 2014
    Arms Trade

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2014
    Topic of the week is the Arms Trade. Featured resources include The No-Nonsense Guide to the Arms Trade, an article on Israel's War Business, and the Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade. A new feature in Other Voices is the Film of the Week: to start off, we spotlight The Corporation, an exploration of the dominant institution of our time. Plus: Lying to ourselves about the air war, Karl Marx's critique of modern agriculture, and a challenge to Montreal's anti-protest bylaw.
  555. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 30, 2014
    Refugees

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2014
    Topic of the week is Refugees. Featured articles look at migration, counter-surveillance resources, farmers in Ghana fighting to retain the freedom to save their own seeds, and rebuilding communities faced with mining companies in Ecuador. The website of the week is Mediamatters. From the archives we've got Socialist Feminism: A Strategy for the Women's Movement.
  556. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 13, 2014
    Libertarian Socialism

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2014
    The topic of the week is Libertarian Socialism. Articles on no-state solutions in Kurdistan; right-wing dirty tricks used to attack labour and environmental groups; scientists unravelling the risks of new pesticides; the terrors faced by fishermen in Gaza; and bringing books and seeking peace in Colombia. Film of the week is Even the Rain, and book of the week is Adolph Reed's Class Notes.
  557. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 27, 2014
    Climate Change

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2014
    The theme for this issue, and the topic of the week, is Climate Change. Groups and websites engaged in the fight for action on global warming and climate justice are featured. Book of the week is Magdoff and Foster's "What Every Environmentalist Needs to Know About Capitalism." In addition to articles on climate change, there are articles on Ebola, corporate tax evasion, and state terrorism, as well as a 1971 interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
  558. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 18, 2014
    The Commons

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2014
    From its beginnings, one of capitalism’s prime imperatives has been an all-out and never-ceasing assault on the Commons in all its manifestations. Common land, common water, public ownership – anything rooted in the ancient human traditions of sharing and cooperation is anathema to an economic system that seeks to turn everything that exists into private property that can be exploited for profit. This issue of the Connexions Newsletter focuses on the Commons.
  559. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 15, 2015
    Workers' Health and Safety

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2015
    The topic of the week is Workers' Health and Safety. Articles on why environmentalists should support working class struggles; whistleblowers; the appalling death rate from U.S. drone strikes; the murderous attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris; and what humanity could learn from Bonobos. The feature from the archives is Traces of Magma. The International Labor Rights Forum is the group of the week, and Silkwood is the film of the week.
  560. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 29, 2015
    Land seizures and land take-overs

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2015
    This issue of Other Voices focuses on the issue of land seizures and land take-overs. Also included: Greece's solidarity movement, and the challenges and opportunities it faces after the election of a Syrizia government. From the archives, there are interviews about the 1974 occupation of Anicinabe Park, an article about anti-dicrimination fighter Viola Desmond, and the publication, in 1929, of All Quiet on the Western Front.
  561. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 12, 2015
    SYRIZA

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2015
    This week we're featuring the 40-point program which SYRIZA, the Greek coalition of the radical left, put forward to win the Greek election. Oliver Tickell writes about the mass media's latest campaign of pro-war propaganda, this time revolving around supposed "Russian aggression" in Ukraine, while Paul Edwards looks at another form of war propaganda, Clint Eastwood's 'American Sniper'. The Topic of the Week is Water Rights. Related items include the film "Blue Gold: World Water Wars," the featured website International Rivers, and articles on water-related struggles, past and present, including articles on the Walkerton water disaster and the Cochabamba water war.
  562. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 26, 2015
    Ukraine

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2015
    Ukraine is spotlighted in this issue of Other Voices, with several articles on the events of the past year, from the overthrow of the government, to the rise of the far right, the armed conflict in the east, and aggressive US/NATO moves setting the stage for a possible nuclear war between the US and Russia. Also in this issue, #DomesticExtremists ridicule police state legislation in the UK, world inequality in one simple graphic, and people's history items about mass strikes in the First World War, and the new People's Archive of Rural India.
  563. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 12, 2015
    Organizing

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2015
    The focus of this issue is organizing. How can we challenge and overcome entrenched structures of economic and political power? Our own source of power is our latent ability to join together and work toward common goals, collectively. That requires organizing. Power gives way only when it is challenged by powerful movements for change, and movements grow out of organizing. In this newsletter, we feature a number of articles, books, and other organizing resources.
  564. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 26, 2015
    Sustainability, ecology, and agriculture

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2015
    This issue features a number of items related to sustainability, ecology, and agriculture, including Vandana Shiva's article "Small is the New Big," the Council of Canadians' new report on water issues, "Blue Betrayal," the film "The Future of Food," the Independent Science News website, which focuses on the science of food and agriculture, and the memoir "Journey of an Unrepentant Socialist" by Brewster Kneen, a former farmer and long-time critic of corporate agriculture.
  565. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 9, 2015
    Resisting Neoliberalism

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2015
    Resisting neoliberalism: "free markets" and "free trade" are an ideological cover for what is actually a form of state capitalism in which working people subsidize and bail out corporations and the rich. In this edition of Other Voices, and more extensively on the Connexions website, we look at both neoliberalism and the resistance to it. The version of capitalism which became dominant by the 1980s has been given the name neoliberalism. The term refers to the global economic restructuring which has taken place, and to the accompanying shifts in the structures of power under which local and national governments have seen their ability to act independently curtailed by international treaties and by institutions which owe their ultimate allegiance to corporate capital. The essence of neoliberalism has been an unending campaign of class struggle by the rich against the rest. Yet resistance continues, and indeed continues to grow.
  566. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 21, 2015
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2015
    With the start of the growing season in much of the Northern hemisphere, Other Voices digs up articles and resources related to urban agriculture and local food production. Urban agriculture - growing food in and around cities - is a response to the problems created by industrial agriculture, a chemical-dependent industry shipping food thousands of miles from where it is produced to where it will be consumed. We also mark the release of Omar Khadr, the former child soldier who was abused, tortured, and imprisoned first by the U.S. government and then by Canada. Other articles look at the advances made by women in Latin America, privilege politics, and the myths of peaceful protests.
  567. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 23, 2015
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2015
    In this issue of Other Voices, we mark the death of Eduardo Galeano by featuring two of his books, as well as an article about his life and work. Galeano once wrote that he was “obsessed with remembering, with remembering the past of America and above all that of Latin America, intimate land condemned to amnesia.” In his writing, especially Open Veins of Latin America and the mesmerizing Memory of Fire trilogy, Galeano contributed enormously to bringing alive, and keeping alive, the memories of Latin America, and especially of those whom he called the "nobodies" -- the people "who do not appear in the history of the world." Next week also marks the 40th anniversary of the final victory of the Vietnamese war of resistance against the American invasion and occupation.
  568. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 7, 2015
    Urban agriculture and local food production

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2015
    This issue of Other Voices ranges widely, from increasing worker activism and strikes in China, to advances in battery technology that make it much easier and cheaper to store solar and wind energy for future use, to testimonies from Israeli soldiers about the war crimes they committed routinely and as a matter of policy in last summer's attack on Gaza.
  569. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - June 5, 2015
    Residential schools

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2015
    This issue of Other Voices focuses on residential schools. As documented by the just-released report of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, residential schools were set up to forcibly 'assimilate' Native children by taking them away from their parents and communities, and depriving them of their language, culture, history, and emotional supports. Based as they were on a system of arbitrary power and cruelty, it is not surprising that they also fostered physical and sexual abuse of the children forced into the schools. We spotlight the report and the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, as well as films, books, and survivor stories. Also in this issue: the Orwellian language and tactics being used to sell 'anti-terrorist' legislation, mind-boggling subsidies for the fossil fuel industry, and, on the other side of the ledger, stories of courage and resistance.
  570. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - June 18, 2015
    Corruption

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2015
    Corruption - or at least some types of corruption - are much in the news, with the ongoing scandals in the Canadian Senate and the recent U.S. targeting of the Swiss-based football federation FIFA for alleged bribery. In this issue, we look at these and other forms of corruption. Diana Johnstone writes about the double standards displayed by U.S. institutions, which happily target enemies and rivals, while ignoring the much greater corruption that underlies the power structures in Washington. We feature an article detailing how much money U.S. Senators received from corporations prior to their vote on the TPP negotiations, as well as materials on criminal conduct by some of the world's biggest banks, and an article on the work of investigative journalists in exposing corruption.
  571. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 3, 2015
    Greece and thd debt crisis

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2015
    Our spotlight this issue is on the debt crisis facing Greece. To understand the crisis, one has to look beyond the mainstream media to alternative sources of information. We’ve done that, with articles that set out to analyze the nature of the debt burden that has been imposed on the citizens of so many countries, not just Greece. Also: celebrating Grace Lee Bogg’s 100th birthday.
  572. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - August 21, 2015
    Canadian federal election, mining and the environment

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2015
    Featuring the Canadian federal election, mining and the environment, failure of Syriza in Greece, refugees, veterans of India's struggle for independence.
  573. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - September 10, 2015
    Labour Day issue

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2015
    Labour Day issue, with articles examining the relentless pressure put on workers to work ever longer hours, at the cost of their health and family life; anti-worker legislation, Zapatista popular education, and the Greek crisis.
  574. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - September 24, 2015
    Voter Suppression

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2015
    Featuring information and articles related to the October 19, 2015 Canadian election. The topic of the week is Voter Suppression, with articles about voter suppression in Canada and the United States.
  575. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 8, 2015
    Elections

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2015
    Elections are the topic of the week, with items related to the October 19 Canadian federal election, and also to broader issues of parliamentary democracy, voting and whether voting can bring about change, and the neo-liberal attack on democracy. Articles look at the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, the financial takeovers of Ukraine and Greece, and debt bondage. Also: a discussion of James Hansen's fossil fuel exit strategy, and a critique of Alinsky-style organizing.
  576. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 24, 2015
    Whistleblowers and national security

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    This issue sheds light whistleblowers and the murky world of national security. Governments may often pay lip service to the importance of protecting whistleblowers, but in reality they are almost always persecuted. Repercussions can range from being fired to being imprisoned.
  577. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 7, 2015
    Corporate rights treaties

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2015
    Our focus is on the corporate rights treaties that are misleadingly sold as trade agreements. In particular, the spotlight is on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, negotiated in secret, and now scheduled to be rubber-stamped by national governments on a take-it-or-leave-it basis. The TPP is best understood as a major milestone in the long-term war waged by the corporate elite against any form of democracy.
  578. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 21, 2015
    Climate Change and Social Change

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2015
    This issue of Other Voices spotlights climate change, the escalating crisis that the upcoming Paris climate conference is supposed to address. But climate change is not a single problem: it is a product of an economic system whose driving force is the need to grow and accumulate. Nor does it affect everyone equally: those with wealth and power can buy themselves what they need to continue living comfortably for years to come - everything from air conditioning to food to police and soldiers to protect their secure bubbles - while those who are poor and powerless find their lives increasingly impossible. A serious effort to address climate change therefore means social change and economic change.
  579. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 5, 2015
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2015
    This issue of Other Voices covers a wide range of issues, from the climate crisis and the ecosocialist response, to terrorism and the struggle against religious fundamentalism, as well as items on urban gardening, the destruction of olive trees, and how the police are able to use Google's timeline feature to track you every move, now and years into the past.
  580. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 5, 2015
    Utopia

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2015
    Utopian visions, be they practical or not, free our imaginations, if only for a little while, from the daily grind of struggle and worry, and allow us to dream about the kind of world we would hope to live in. Such dreams can inspire us and guide us, even if they are not always quite practical. This issue of Other Voices peers into the world of utopian visions, practical or otherwise.
  581. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 16, 2016
    Working class organizing

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2016
    Working to change things for the better, fighting to prevent things from getting worse, remembering the past to illuminate possibilities for the future: as always, that is the focus of Other Voices. In this issue, we pay special attention to working class organizing. There can be no meaningful change without the active participation of the majority of the population: working people. Yet much activism ignores this obvious reality, while the organized labour union movement has put much of its reliance on 'professionals' who see organizing as a top-down technique rather than a grassroots movement. Several articles in this issue look at aspects of these issues. We also delve into the relationship between feminism and socialism, and look at the so-called 'sharing economy,' which produces increasingly exploited and precarious work, and immense profits for super-rich corporate owners.
  582. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 30, 2016
    Conflict of interest

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2016
    This issue of Other Voices shines a light on the murky world of conflict of interest, the hidden reality that often underlies appearances of neutrality, objectivity, and due process. Conflicts of interest are inherent in capitalism, a system founded on the premise that the state and society should be subordinated to economic self-interest and the accumulation of private wealth. Scientists who are supposed to be studying the effects of GMOs are funded by agribusiness corporations. Doctors who receive money from pharmaceutical companies write articles promoting the drugs produced by those companies. Decisions about pipelines are made by regulators who have spent years working in the oil industry, and who will be heading back to jobs in the industry after their stint ‘regulating’ it. Politicians receive campaign funds from corporate lobbyists.
  583. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 20, 2016
    Connexions Enters Its Fifth Decade

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2016
    This issue of Connexions Other Voices falls on the 40th anniversary of the publication of the very first Connexions newsletter, which was published in February 1976. That first issue carried the title "Canadian Information Sharing Service", which was also the name of the collective which compiled it, from submissions from across Canada. Within a couple of years, the name of the publication became "Connexions" and then, a little later, "The Connexions Digest".
    In addition to our own history, in this issue we spotlight black history as our topic of the week. We look at the Haitian revolution, when slaves confronted the French empire and won; black resistance against the Ku Klux Klan in the American South, and the meaning and limits of anti-racism. We also look at the Kurdish liberation movement in Rojava, the dangers posed by geoengineering, and we mark the publication of the Communist Manifesto on February 21, 1848.
  584. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 5, 2016
    International Women's Day

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2016
    In this issue of Other Voices, we mark International Women's Day. An article written by Alexandra Kollontai in 1920 talks about the early history of this event, which grew out of a proposal put forward by Clara Zetkin at the 1910 International Conference of Working Women. A key focus at that time was winning the vote for women, with the slogan "The vote for women will unite our strength in the struggle for socialism". The link between women's rights and socialism became even clearer a few years later, in 1917, when a Women's Day march in St. Petersburg turned into a revolutionary uprising which led to the overthrow of the Czar and the Russian Revolution.
  585. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 26, 2016
    Forests and trees

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2016
    For countless centuries, forests, and the trees in them, have been seen as sources of life, livelihood, and spiritual meaning. For capitalism, however, forests are sites of extraction and profit-making, or obstacles in the way of ‘development.’ In this issue, we look at some of the threats to forests worldwide, and the ways in which people are resisting and defending the forests.
  586. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 9, 2016
    Corporate Crime

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2016
    Corporations have increasingly become legally unaccountable for their behaviour. Yet all too often corporations break the law and engage in criminals acts which would be severely punished if they were committed by ordinary individuals. These illegal acts range from deliberate health and safety violations that cost lives, to land seizures, to environmental negligence that contaminates lands and waters. Most of these illegal acts are never prosecuted, and those that are, are usually dealt with by a fine that corporations can treat as a cost of doing business.
    There are movements demanding that corporations be held accountable for their crimes in a serious way, and, specifically, that corporate executives should face jail time when the corporation they are in charge of engage in behaviour that causes death, injury, and illness. Our topic of the week for this issue of Other Voices is Corporate Crime, and a number articles, as well as a book, a film, and a website, explore aspects of the problem.
  587. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 23, 2016
    Science and its enemies

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2016
    Our society and its institutions, public and private, regularly tell us that science, and education in the sciences, are crucial to our future. These public declarations are strangely reminiscent of the equally sincere lip service they pay to the ideals of democracy. And, in the same way that governments and private corporations devote considerable efforts to undermining the reality of democracy, so too they are frequently found trying to block and subvert science when the evidence it produces runs counter to their interests. Real live scientists doing real live science, it seems, are not nearly as loveable as Science in the abstract.
  588. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 7, 2016
    Destabilization and Regime Change

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2016
    When governments get too far out of line -- the most outrageous offence, from the point of view of imperial power, is pursuing policies that help ordinary people at the expense of transnational corporations and local elites -- then they have to be overthrown. The preferred method is a destabilization campaign followed by a coup. This issue of Other Voices focuses destabilization and regime change.
  589. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 7, 2016
    Tax Evasion

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2016
    Employing a network of accountants, tax lawyers, corporate shells, tax havens, secret bank accounts, and other methods, the 1% have become extremely adept at evading even the low rates of taxation they are subjected to.
  590. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - June 18, 2016
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2016
    This issue of Other Voices features a wide range of issues. The topic of the week is homophobia, the hate that led to 49 deaths in Orlando last week, but which is present in greater or lesser form in every part of the world.
    We are always concerned, not only with what is wrong with the world, but what to do about it.
    This issue carries an excerpt from Umair Mohammed's book 'Confronting Injustice: Social Activism in the Age of Individualism' in which he warns against the pitfalls of individualist and consumer-oriented approaches and argues in favour of collective action to build an effective movement.
    Derrick Jensen considers some of the arguments in favour of pacifism and finds them wanting. He agrees that creative approaches to social change can oftentimes make violence unnecessary, but that sometimes violence is a necessary response to violence.
    Another article looks at the decline of liberation theology, targeted as a threat by both the Vatican and secular power structures.
    Kenan Malik considers the issue of "cultural appropriation" and asks why so many on theso-called left are more interested in criticizing Justin Bieber's hairstyle than in fighting capitalism.
  591. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 2, 2016
    Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, and Contempt for Democracy

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Brexit, the British vote to leave the European Union, has thrown the political elites into turmoil and confusion. The referendum was supposed to be a safe political manoeuvre, a way to produce an appearance of democratic legitimacy for the profoundly undemocratic structures of the EU. The gambit turned out to be a spectacular miscalculation, as millions of people turned out to express their opposition to a state of affairs that is leaving the majority worse off while enriching a small minority. This issue of Other Voices looks at the Brexit referendum, elite loathing for democracy, and the related attempt to get rid of Labour's leftwing leader, Jeremy Corbyn.
  592. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 23, 2016
    Workers and Climate Change

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2016
    Working people – and most of us are workers -- are affected by climate change in every aspect of our lives. As climate change worsens, our lives will worsen. If we are successful in bringing about the needed rapid change away from a fossil fuel based economy, working people are the ones who stand to bear most of the costs, including the cost, for millions of workers and their families, of losing their jobs.
    Many elements of the environmental movement have been guilty of ignoring working people, while others actually blame ordinary working people for climate change and the injustices associated with it. Yet it is working people who are dying, in many places, even now, from excessive heat in factories, fields, construction sites, and homes. And million of working people stand to lose their jobs, homes, and communities in the transition to a low-carbon or no-carbon economy.
  593. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - August 13, 2016
    Sports and Politics

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2016
    Sports and politics have always been intertwined, though perhaps never as much so as in the current era. In the modern sports era, survival and success depend largely on the favour of corporations, whose power to provide or withhold funding and sponsorships now shape every aspect of sport, including athletes' incomes and lifestyles. It is now difficult to remember that only a few decades ago, corporate logos were strictly forbidden at Olympic events, while athletes were prohibited from accepting any kind of payment for their involvement in sports. The corporate conquest of sports closely parallels the corporate colonization of nearly all aspects of modern life. Accompanying this in recent years has been the increasing injection of militaristic content into sports spectacles. In Canada, hockey games are now commonly preceded by rituals honouring militarism. In the United States, similar spectacles have been staged for years. In this issue, we feature resources which remind us that resistance to the commercialization, corporatization, and militarization of sports is also part of our heritage.
  594. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - September 10, 2016
    Back to School

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Education – about the world, and about social change in particular – is a key element in the work that Connexions does. In this issue of Other Voices, we explore a few aspects of the ways in which education and educational institutions are changing. We also look at ways in which education is used to bring about change.
  595. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 22, 2017
    Disobedience

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2017
    Ultimately all power structures depend on the obedience of those over whom they rule. It helps if people believe in the legitimacy of those who wield power, but the crucial thing is obedience. Once people start to disobey in significant numbers, the dynamic of power changes fundamentally. Disobedience, especially on a large scale, shakes the power of the rulers, and increases the power of those who disobey. Disobedience is the theme of this issue.
  596. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 12, 2017
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2017
    Class conflict - first and foremost, the relationship between the capitalist class and the working class -- is the fundamental contradiction that defines capitalist society. Class is a reality which simultaneously encompasses and collides with other dimensions of oppression and domination, such as gender and race. The relationship between race and class, in particular, is the theme of this issue of Other Voices.
  597. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 18, 2017
    Public Transit

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2017
    Public transit – good affordable public transit – is key to a liveable city. Around the world, there are movements of transit riders fighting for better public transit. A key perspective guiding many of these struggles is the idea that transit should be free, that is, paid for not by fares, but out of general revenues. This is how roads are normally funded: their construction and maintenance are paid for by taxes, rarely by user fees. Free public transit by itself would not be enough, however. We also need good transit, transit that runs frequently and goes where people want to go.
  598. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 1, 2017
    April 1 issue

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2017
    Other Voices always strives to present you with alternative views on important topics. This issue offers some really alternative perspectives and even some "alternative facts." As always, read critically - and enjoy.
  599. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 20, 2016
    Fake News

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2016
    "Fake news" is the latest mania to convulse the mainstream media. All at once, we're being subjected to an outbreak of hand-wringing articles and commentary about obscure websites which are supposedly poisoning public opinion and undermining democracy by spreading "fake news." Since we don't like to be left out when a new fad comes on the scene, Other Voices is jumping on the bandwagon too, with this, our last issue of 2016, devoted to "fake news." Our focus, however, is not so much on the crackpots and trolls making mischief on the fringes, but on the dominant actors in the fake news business: governments and the corporate and state media.
  600. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 7, 2016
    Depression and Joy

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2016
    It’s a difficult thing to measure, but there are strong reasons for believing that the number of people struggling with depression has increased significantly in recent decades. Despite the evidence that this is a social problem, and not merely an individual misfortune, the solutions and escapes on offer are almost all individual: pharmaceuticals and therapy, on the one hand; self-medication with alcohol, streets drugs, television, etc., on the other. Certainly there are individual circumstances and individual causes, but when millions of people are experiencing the same thing, we need to be looking not only at the individual, but also at the society.
  601. The Other World Is Here
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    You see what you’re looking for. Most of us are constantly urged to see the world as, at best, a competitive place and, at worst, a constant war of each against each, and you can see just that without even bothering to look too hard. But that’s not all you can see.
  602. Otherwise Occupied / The genius of Israeli evil: It poses as concern
    How to murder human beings without using an explosive or a knife, how to empty them from within

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Israeli evil is not at all banal. Abundant in inventions and innovations as well as in age-old techniques, it trickles like water and bursts out from hidden places. But unlike floods, it does not reach an end, and it affects some while being invisible, undetectable and non-existent for others. The genius of Israeli evil is in its ability to disguise itself as compassion and concern.
  603. Ottawa-Carleton Tenants Guide
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1988
  604. Ottawa Co-op Resource Group (Newsletter)
    Sept 8, 1975 Vol II #1 - Periodical profile published 1976

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1976
    A voluntary coalition interested in communal and co-operative forms.
  605. Ottawa Coalition for Full Employment
    Organization profile published 1980

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1980
    Inactive/Defunct Organization
  606. Ottawa Cooperative Community Newsletter
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1977
    Newsletter published to encourage mutual support and co-operation among co-operatives in the Ottawa region.
  607. Ottawa tightens up information tap
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1989
  608. Otto Rühle and the German Labour Movement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1935
  609. Ou-Vont Les Chambreurs Expulses du Centre-ville
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1982
  610. Our America
    Writings on Latin America and the Struggle for Cuban Independence

    Resource Type: Book
    Presents the celebrated Cuban revolutionary's thoughts on "Nuestra America," the Latin American Martí fought to make free.
  611. Our Canada
    The Story of the New Democratic Party Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991
    A rosy view of Canada's New Democratic Party.
  612. Our Children Our Future
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 1982
    The film, Our Children Our Future documents the effects of Provincial child adoption practices on some of Canada's Native Indian Children.
  613. Our children our future
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 1983
    A film which documents the effects of provincial child adoption practices on some of Canada's Native Indian children.
  614. Our Common Future
    A Reader's Guide

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
    Explains the concept of sustainable development, presses the necessity of a more equitable international economic system, and lays bare the links between trade, environment, and development.
  615. Our Common Future: A Reader's Guide
    The Brundtland Report Explained

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
    This beautifully illustrated work is a readable account of the world's development issues, as culled from the "Brundtland Report". The message that new sources of money must be found to support the pursuit of sustainable development becomes much more digestable through the beautiful photographs.
  616. Our Daily Bread
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2005
    Our Daily Bread (original German title: Unser taglich Brot) is a 2005 documentary film, depicted how modern food production companies employ technology to produce food on large scales. It consists mainly of actual working situations without voice-over narration or interviews as the director tries to let viewers form their own opinion on the subject. The names of the companies where the footage was filmed are purposely not shown. The director's goal is to provide a realistic view on the internal workings of multiple food production companies in our modern society.
  617. Our Differences
    Interview about Worker-communism

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1989
    There are two parts to the interview. The first deals with issues of working class and communism at a general level. The second focuses on more specific problems concerning the Iranian left and, particularly, the Communist Party of Iran (CPI).
  618. 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.
  619. Our exclusive right to self-defense
    Rattling the Cage

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    This is the Israeli notion of a fair deal: We're entitled to do whatever the hell we want to the Palestinians because, by definition, whatever we do to them is self-defense. They, however, are not entitled to lift a finger against us because, by definition, whatever they do to us is terrorism. And there are no limits on our right to self-defense. There is no such thing as "disproportionate."
  620. Our future
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1990
  621. Our Future at Stake A Teenager's Guide to Stopping the Nuclear Arms Race
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1985
  622. Our Generation
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1961   Published: 1994
    A left-wing magazine published in Montreal from the 1960s to the 1980s.
  623. Our Generation against Nuclear War
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1984
    A collection of articles on the issues of war and peace from Our Generation magazine.
  624. Our global commitment
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1990
  625. Our Harsh Logic 
    Israeli Soldiers' Testimonies from the Occupied Territories, 2010-2010

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2012
    Testimonies from more than 100 soldiers detailing the viciousness of Israel's military in the occupied Palestinian territories.
  626. Our History Recovered
    Against The Current vol. 132

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    For thirty-six years since its apogee in the late 1960s during the worldwide movement against the U.S. war in Vietnam, the global Left, including the Left in the United States, has been in decline. Globally, perhaps the most significant causal factor accelerating decline at the beginning of the 1990s was the collapse of the Soviet Union as a perceived alternative to dominant capitalist economic and governmental modes.
  627. Our Land
    Native Rights in Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1986
    Our Land explains how Canada's aboriginal peoples were brought to a state of deprevation, and what they propose to do about it. Author Donald Purich begins by painting a quick portrait of the vibrant pre-contact Indian and Inuit cultures. He relates the effects of European colonisation and of "Indian policy" from Confederation on, including the legacy of treaty-making. The heart of the book concerns current native rights issues: land claims, economic development, self-government and constitutional protection. A separate chapter is devoted to the special case of the Métis.
  628. Our Land, Our Lives
    Time Out On The Global Land Rush

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    In the past decade an area of land eight times the size of the UK has been sold off globally as land sales rapidly accelerate. This land could feed a billion people equivalent to the number of people who go to bed hungry each night. In poor countries, foreign investors have been buying an area of land the size of London every six days. With food prices spiking for the third time in four years, interest in land could accelerate again as rich countries try to secure their food supplies and investors see land as a good long-term bet.
  629. Our Life, Work, Struggles
    Against The Current vol. 130

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    At the time I joined Solidarity about a year and a half ago, I had been involved with activist and organizing work for about five years, which comprised most of my post-college life. Specifically, I was active in an organization called Jews Against The Occupation (a Palestine solidarity organization) and working as staff organizer for a housing group. I wanted a way to understand what I was doing in a bigger context, and to be around people who were thinking about how their current work fit in to a much longer term struggle.
  630. Our Little Victory
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1986   Published: 1987
    It took an issue like Litton to get us working together, and in our little victory we can take a great deal of pride. We were lied to, threatened, denied information and harassed, all in an unsuccessful effort to discredit us as "ignorant" and "of the enemy." American-inspired militarism has mastered the means by which its opposition in this way becomes popularly misinterpreted. It is worthwhile to look at some aspects of the work of The Island Way which enabled the groups to be a credible opposition.
  631. Our Lives
    Periodical profile published 1987

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1987
  632. Our Lives are Militarised
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Sam Walton examines the PR strategy of placing soldiers at civil society events.
  633. Our Moments Of Awareness
    After Thirty-Two Years Of Home Educating

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1982
    Our Moments of Awareness is not a "how-to" book about teaching children at home, rather, it is a film script that recounts some of the ways the Carota family integrated the learning process with their daily life.
  634. 'Our Only Fear Was That He Might Pull His Punches' - BBC Caught Manipulating The News
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The position of BBC political editor plays an important role in this propaganda system. His or her function is essentially to tell the public what leading politicians say or even 'think'. It is certainly not to question power or challenge government authority in any meaningful way.
  635. Our Path: Against Putschism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1921
    If a Communist Party is to be built up again in Germany, then the dead of central Germany, Hamburg, the Rhineland, Baden, Silesia and Berlin, not to mention the many thousands of prisoners who have fallen victim to this Bakuninist lunacy, all demand in the face of the events of the last week: “Never again!”
  636. "Our Path Doesn't Depend on Media Coverage"
    The Zapatistas and Their Coming Strategy Together with Mexico's Original Peoples

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Communiqué from the Clandestine Revolutionary Indigenous Committee-General Command of the Zapatista National Liberation Army.
  637. Our Planet, Our Movement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    In response to recent activist activity regarding climate change in New York City, the editors examine the dimensions of the global environmental crisis and how to confront it.
  638. Our Program and the Political Situation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1918
    Tthe text of a speech by Rosa Luxemburg to the Founding Congress of the Communist Party of Germany (Spartacus League), made on December 31, 1918.
  639. Our Promiscuous Prehistory
    A Review of Sex at Dawn

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Most otherwise topnotch evolutionary psychologists, primatologists and anthropologists come up with flip, vague or convoluted ways to explain away unpopular evidence. They seem to be trying to squeeze the square peg of monogamy into the round hole of humanity. Ryan and Jethá have chosen a more well-rounded term to characterize the essence of human sexuality as practiced by our prehistoric progenitors: promiscuity.
  640. Our Right to Love
    A Lesbian Resource Book

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1978
    Includes over 40 articles and personal testimonies. Lists of reference materials on topics such as where to meet lesbians, how to start an organization, etc. Following each essay sectional is an appendix containing a bibliography and a national lesbian r
  641. Our Spirits Don't Speak English
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2008
    A documentary film about the Native American boarding schools.
  642. Our Stolen Future
    Are We Threatening Our Fertility, Intelligence, and Survival? A Scientific Detective Story

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1996
    The authors reveal in this work that chemicals in the environment have affected human reproductive patterns in a way that may threaten the survival of the species.
  643. Our 10 pledges to rebuild and transform Britain
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Jeremy Corbyn - 10 Pledges to Rebuild and Transforme Britain: Full employment and an economy that works for all; A secure homes guarantee; Security at work; Secure our NHS and social care; A national education service, open to all; Action to secure our environment; Put the public back into our economy and services; Cut income and wealth inequality; Action to secure an equal society; Peace and justic at the heart of foreign policy.
  644. Our Times
    Periodical profile published 1983

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1983
    OUR TIMES is an independent quarterly journal "committed to social change through democratic pluralism."
  645. Our transportation future
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1990
    The billions of dollars proposed to be spent on roads would be better invested in electrifying the main rail lines in Canada.
  646. Our two cents' worth...
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1976
    Analysis of the Popular Education Conference
  647. Our Way to Fight 
    Peace-work under siege in Israel-Palestine

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

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2002
    This book is divided into three sections and captures the voice of Mexico in transition - the voice of a people struggling for democracy by using their word as their only weapon.
  649. Our Words Are Our Weapons
    The Feminist Battle of the Story in the Wake of the Isla Vista Massacre

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    It was a key match in the World Cup of Ideas. The teams vied furiously for the ball. The all-star feminist team tried repeatedly to kick it through the goalposts marked Widespread Social Problems, while the opposing team, staffed by the mainstream media and mainstream dudes, was intent on getting it into the usual net called Isolated Event. To keep the ball out of his net, the mainstream's goalie shouted “mental illness” again and again. That “ball,” of course, was the meaning of the massacre of students in Isla Vista, California, by one of their peers.
  650. Ours to Hack and To Own
    The Rise of Platform Cooperativism, A New Vision For the Future Of Work and A Fairer Internet

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    The activists who have put together Ours to Hack and to Own argue for a new kind of online economy: platform cooperativism, which combines the rich heritage of cooperatives with the promise of 21st-century technologies, free from monopoly, exploitation, and surveillance.
  651. Ours to Master and to Own
    Workers' Control from the Commune to the Present

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2011
    Traces the historical tradition of worker control and organization.
  652. Ourselves and Our Children
    Resource Type: Book
  653. Out & About: Monthly News Bulletin Of Project Lambda, Inc.
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1982
    Project Lambda is a "group of people working together to establish a gay community centre in Winnipeg."
  654. Out From the Shadows
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1976
    A bigliography of the history of women in Manitoba.
  655. Out in the Open
    Remarks on the Trump Election

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    With the Republicans' monopoly control over the government, even those who normally focus on electoral politics must realize that for some time to come the main struggle will be outside the parties and outside the government. It will be grassroots participatory actions or nothing.
  656. Out in the Union: A Labor History of Queer America
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
  657. Out In The World
    Gay and Lesbian Life from Buenos Aires to Bangkok

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992
  658. Out Lickspittle Press
    Doorkeepers to the House of Lies

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Today no one believes that our country’s success depends on an informed public and a free press. America’s success depends on its financial and military hegemony over the world. Any information inconsistent with the indispensable people’s god-given right to dominate the world must be suppressed and the messenger discredited and destroyed.
  659. Out Now
    A Participant's Account of the Movement in the United States Against the Vietnam War

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2001
    An account of the fight for a political course able to organize working people, GIs, and youth and help lead growing world opposition to the Vietnam War.
  660. Out of Africa: A Migrant's Story
    New Internationalist June 2005 - #379

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2005
    An issue on the story of a nurse's return back to Kenya and the reason why she has worked so far away from home. Also, a discussion on a widespread crisis in international healthcare and the human costs of our global free-market economy.
  661. Out of Balance
    The Risks of Irreversible Climate Change

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991
  662. Out of Bounds
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Why do we talk so much about hate speech these days? Largely because hate speech has become a way of rebranding extremist ideas to stress their moral content; in other words, of rebranding obnoxious political claims as immoral arguments. Where once we might have challenged such sentiments politically, today we are more likely to seek criminal sanctions to outlaw them.
  663. Out of Control
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 1976
    A film that exposes the Trudeau Anti-Inflation Bill as an attack on Canadian workers.
  664. Out of Control
    Canada in an Unstable Financial World

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1999
  665. Out of School -- Into the Labour Force
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1978
    A report on the trends involving newly graduated people seeking jobs in Canada.
  666. Out of Sight, Out of Trouble
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    The UK could tap into vast renewable resources, without any of the aggro caused by existing wind farms.
  667. Out of the Driver's Seat
    Marxism in North America Today

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1974
    Outlines the political perspective of the Windsor-based Labour Centre in the wake of divisions in the Centre in 1974. Issues explored include the nature of the working class, women in the working class, gay rights, and students rights.
  668. Out of the Frame
    The Struggle for Academic Freedom in Israel

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2010
    Links Pappé's personal struggle against Israeli McCarthyism with a broader struggle for human and political rights of which "academic freedom" is merely one aspect.
  669. Out of the Ghetto - Review
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1999
    This book deals with working class, predominately Jewish, life in the East End of London in the years between the first and second world wars.
  670. Out of Your Mind: The New Anarchy
    A Review by Satu Repo

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1969
    Sat Repo reviews writings expressing the new mood in radical dissent emerging in advanced industrial nations - a mood which combines a revolf against all forms of social repression with an active search for a more humane, sensuous, and playful new lifestyle.
  671. Out Our Way
    Gay & Lesbian Life in Rural Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1996   Published: 1998
    Explores the richly varied life experience of gay and lesbian Canadians living in small towns and rural areas across the country. Travelling 27,000 km and recording more than 300 conversations, the author distills stories of people aged fifteen to eighty-one, including First Nations/Two-Spirited, people living with HIV/AIDS, individuals, couples, communes, and a range of chosen families. Riordon includes his own experience and his partner's in rural eastern Ontario.
  672. Out There News
    Resource Type: Website
    Concise news articles and features from around the world.
  673. An Outbreak of Peace
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
    A young people's art display about peace leads to a plan to enlist an entire New England town in declaring an 'outbreak of peace.' It tackles fear of nuclear war, racism, and the vulnerability of teenage friendship with sensitivity and humour.
  674. Outbreaks of Democracy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2000
    For most of its history, democracy was seen as a degenerate mode of politics, much feared for its reliance on a populace seen as foolish and volatile. Yet since the adoption of representation in the eighteenth century, and the provision of an institutional place for democracy at the level of the state, we have laid to rest those dangerous images of noisy and volatile mobs, constant mass assemblies and endless inefficient talk. With the people being ruled by proxy, and periodically consenting to elite rule in elections, we have found a way to combine legitimacy with decency and viability.
  675. Outcry Over Israel's War Crimes
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Jonathan Cook describes legal actions underway to hold Israel accountable for war crimes.
  676. Outlaws of America
    The Weather Underground and the Politics of Solidarity

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2005
    Based on interviews with former Weather Underground members, as well as with civil rights activists, Black Panthers, Young Lords, and others.
  677. Outline of Marx's Capital Volume I
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1979
    Marxism is wrongly considered to be a new "political economy." It is true that, loosely speaking, even Marxists refer to Marx's analysis of capitalist production as Marxian political economy But Marxian political economy is, in reality, a critique of the very foundations of political economy, which is nothing else than the bourgeois mode of thought of the bourgeois mode of production.
  678. Outrage Against Big Pharma! Activists Protest "Obscene" Conference
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    It was in their fancy tailored suits and with suspicious eyes that Big Pharma CEO's and investors got interrupted by protestors as they came and went from the (too-big-to-fail) JP Morgan-sponsored conference on "health care" (read: profit care) at the elite Westin St. Francis hotel on Union Square in San Francisco on Monday, the 11th of January 2016.
  679. Outrage as plant bosses acquitted over fatal toxic spill in Hungary
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Prosecutors had demanded prison terms for those on trial after alumina works disaster killed 10 and wrecked villages.
  680. Outrageous Campaigners Show Size Isn't Everything
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1992
    OutRage! therefore consciously tries to make its protests informative and amusing. It projects it's political message with wit, style, humour and theatricality. Indeed, a typical OutRage! action could be described as "radical theatre of the streets".
  681. Outreach Employment Services
    1976-1977

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1977
    This document is a brief overview of the approach, objectives and strategies of this program to "increase employment opportunities for special needs people."
  682. Outside the Box
    Corporate Media, Globalization, and the UPS Strike

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2007
  683. Outsourcing & the Unions
    Against The Current vol. 110

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    Why are outsourcing and offshoring hot button issues? The Bush administration defends it; the Democratic challenger John Kerry attacks it.
  684. Outsourcing in India and the US Election
    Thus Spake the Cyber-Coolies

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    When Romney criticized outsourcing in his election campaign, he broke with Republican tradition. Outsourcing had been one of the few topics in which both parties appeared to genuinely disagree on, the one issue in which the underlying class dynamics of the pro-business Republicans and labour-backed Democrats were laid bare.
  685. Outsourcing racism: Bill C-31, Prison Expansion, and the Detention of Immigrants
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, CBSA may arrest and detain a foreign national or permanent resident they deem a threat to public safety, a potential flight risk, unable to substantiate their identity, or a threat to “national security.” Despite the regular invocation of migrants as potentially dangerous and as “criminal,” in reality the overwhelming majority of detainees (94.2%) are held for reasons entirely unrelated to questions of security. Indeed, entire families, including young children, are currently imprisoned in Canadian detention centers.
  686. Outsourcing the Kill Chain: Eleven Drone Contractors Revealed
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Reporters have named eleven companies that have won millions of dollars in contracts to plug a shortage in personnel needed to analyze the thousands of hours of streaming video gathered daily from the remotely piloted aircraft that hover over war zones around the world.
  687. 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.
  688. Overcoming Male Oppression
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1982   Published: 1988
    People join a social change movement in order to alleviate an external problem. Too often we are confronted with the same kind of behaviour we find in our everyday lives. We are all too often stifled by heavy handed authority: bosses at work, parents or spouse at home and teachers at school.
  689. Overcoming Zionism 
    Creating a Single Democratic State in Israel/Palestine

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2007
    Kovel argues that the inner contradictions of Zionism have led Israel to a 'state-sponsored racism' fully as incorrigible as that of apartheid South Africa and deserving of the same resolution. Only a path toward a single-state secular democracy can provide the justice essential to healing the wounds of the Middle East. Kovel draws on his detailed knowledge of the Middle East to show that Zionism and democracy are essentially incompatible. Ultimately, Kovel argues, a two-state solution is essentially hopeless as it concedes too much to the regressive forces of nationalism, in which lie the roots of continued conflict.
  690. Over-grazing and desertification in the Syrian steppe are the root causes of war
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Civil war in Syria is the result of the desertification of the ecologically fragile Syrian steppe, which began in 1958 when the former Bedouin commons were opened up to unrestricted grazing. That led to a wider ecological, hydrological and agricultural collapse.
  691. Overlooking the Obvious With Naomi Klein
    Climate, Capitialism and the Left

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The lesson that Naomi Klein overlooks seems clear. Climate chaos is just one DEVASTATING symptom of our dysfunctional society. To survive catabolic capitalism and germinate an alternative, movement activists will have to anticipate and help people respond to multiple crises while organizing them to recognize and root out their source.
  692. Sex, lies and global survival
    New Internationalist September 1992

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1992
    Is overpopulation the cause of the global ecological crisis? Rather than the overpopulation of the South, it's the overconsumption the North's much smaller population that's having the greatest impact. Need to look closer to home for solutions to environmental damage.
  693. Overseas placements
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1989
  694. Overshadowed by Tea Party Movement, the Christian Right Scrambles to Claim It Isn't Racist
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    The Tea Party movement has the juice as the religious right is on the wane. Survival may mean joining up, but that presents an image problem for Christians.
  695. The Overspent American
    Why We Want What We Don't Need

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1998
    The Overspent American explores why so many of us feel materially dissatisfied, why we work staggeringly long hours and yet walk around with ever-present mental "wish lists" of things to buy or get, and why Americans save less than virtually anyone in the world. Unlike many experts, Harvard economist Juliet B. Schor does not blame consumers' lack of self-discipline. Nor does she blame advertisers. Instead she analyzes the crisis of the American consumer in a culture where spending has become the ultimate social art.
  696. The Overthrow of Colonial Slavery: 1776-1848
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988   Published: 2011
    An evocation of the diverse nature of New World slavery in the Revolutionary Age.
  697. Overthrowing other people's governments: The Master List 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government since the Second World War.
  698. Overwhelmed NSA Surprised to Discover Its Own Surveillance "Goldmine" on Venezuela's Oil Executives
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A top-secret National Security Agency document, dated 2011, describes how, by "sheer luck," an analyst was able to access the communications of top officials of Venezuela's state-owned oil company, Petróleos de Venezuela.
  699. The Overworked American
    The Unexpected Decline Of Leisure

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1957   Published: 1993
    This book explains why, contrary to all expectations, Americans are working harder than ever. Juliet Schor presents the astonishing news that over the past twenty years our working hours have increased by the equivalent of one month per year—a dramatic spurt that has hit everybody: men and women, professionals as well as low-paid workers. Why are we—unlike every other industrialized Western nation—repeatedly ”choosing” money over time? And what can we do to get off the treadmill?
  700. Overwrought Empire
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Americans lived in a “victory culture” for much of the twentieth century. You could say that they experienced an almost 75-year stretch of triumphalism -- think of it as the real “American Century” -- from World War I to the end of the Cold War, with time off for a destructive stalemate in Korea and a defeat in Vietnam too shocking to absorb or shake off.
  701. Owen, Robert
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    English social reformer. (1771-1858).
  702. OWS and the working class
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    As frustrating as this may sound to the left, who are justifiably excited over a revival of radical politics, many workers cannot see the movement’s relevancy to their own lives, yet still feel the pangs of the crisis perhaps more painfully than most.
  703. Oxfam
    Organization profile published 1982

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1982
  704. Oxfam Canada
    Organization profile published 1982

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1982
  705. The Oxford Handbook of the History of Communism
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
    A global history of communisim in the twentieth century.
  706. The Oxford History of the Prison
    The Practice of Punishment in Western Society

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1997
    Thematic chapters explore a variety of aspects and institutions.
  707. Ozone Crisis
    The 15th Year Evolution of a Sudden Global Emergency

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
  708. Ozone depleting quickly
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1992