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  1. U.S. Firms Accused of Enabling Surveillance in Despotic Central Asian Regimes
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    U.S. and Israeli companies have been selling surveillance systems to Central Asian countries with records of political repression and human rights abuse, according to a new report by Privacy International. The U.K.-based watchdog charges that the American firms Verint and Netronome enable surveillance in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.
  2. The UAW Contract's Downhill Spiral
    Against The Current vol. 108

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    On September 19, 2003, the New York Times said the United Auto Workers (UAW) had concluded negotiations, “granting its most significant concessions in two decades.” Of the many concessions -- including those implicitly “in progress” -- in the Big 3 auto contracts, we'll focus primarily on health care.
  3. UAW Pioneer and Fighter for Social Justice: Victor G. Reuther
    Against The Current vol. 113

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    Victor Reuther's death June 3, at age 92, was a personal loss-breaking one of the last connections to my parent's socialist movement of the 1930s. Victor was also the connection to the courageous and honorable men and women who made great sacrifices over 60 years ago to win union recognition and the contract gains that my United Auto Workers brothers and sisters now take for granted.
  4. The UAW vs. Indian Casinos
    Which Side Are You On Boys

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    The issues raised by Indian gambling casinos and their opposition to labour unions.
  5. Über die Einführung von Veränderungen: Wenn das Kollektiv entscheidet...
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1985
  6. Uber and the Luddites
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The fight against the sharing economy, and Uber in particular, can be disorienting. Opposition is often painted as techno-phobia. The good guys in this story are Uber and progress; on the other side are opponents afraid of flexibility and smartphones, kicking and screaming against a future already here. In many ways, this is like the fight of the Luddites (machine smashers) 200 years ago at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution. While the Luddites were fighting the way technology was used to further exploit rather than liberate workers, they were and are misrepresented as simply afraid of and opposed to technology.
  7. Uber Plans to Track Users Should Not Be Allowed, Says Privacy Group
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A formal complaint has been filed against Uber, the car ride company, by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), a non-profit advocacy group. The NGO says Uber plans to use their smart phone app to access user's locations at all times, and to send advertisements to user's contact lists.
  8. Ubu Saved From Drowning
    Class Struggle and Statist Containment in Portugal and Spain, 1974-1977

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2000
    The end of the Salazar and Franco regimes on the Iberian peninsula was, in fact, a key moment in the beginning of a period in which literally dozens of dictatorships disappeared, a period in which the soft cop took over from the tough cop, and democracy, world-wide, sold austerity.
  9. UC Berkeley Library Social Activism Sound Recording Project: The Black Panther Party
    Resource Type: Audio
    The UC Berkeley Social Activism Sound Recording Project is a partnership between the UC Berkeley Library, the Pacifica Foundation, and other private and institutional sources. The intent of the project is to gather, catalog, and make accessible primary source media resources related to social activism and activist movements in California in the 1960's and 1970's.
  10. UE Facts and Comment
    Periodical profile published 1982

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1982
  11. UEP - Union des Étudiants pour la Paix
    Connexipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
  12. UFCW: Strategy of Appeasement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1986
  13. Uganda: Carbon Trading Scheme Pushing People off Their Land
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Carbon trading schemes are causing the displacement of indigenous persons as western companies rush to invest in tree-planting projects in developing countries.
  14. UI benefits to be cut
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1989
  15. UI premiums up
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1992
  16. UK after the rain
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Shabbir Lakha looks beyond the media blizzard surrounding last week's referendum result and identifies anti-racist work as a campaigning imperative.
  17. UK 'aid' is financing a corporate scramble for Africa
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The corporate power-grab will be disastrous for the small-scale farmers who feed at least 70% of Africa's people.
  18. UK and France: far right’s opposing fortunes
    Le Pen stands for president, Griffin can’t get elected

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    France’s Front National is pushing to become part of the political mainstream, while the UK’s British National Party has returned to the fringes.
  19. UK Media Regulator Again Threatens RT for "Bias": This Time, Airing "Anti-Western Views"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The U.K. Government loves to lecture the world about infringements of liberty generally and press freedom specifically. It does so as it threatens to revoke the broadcasting license of a media outlet for broadcasting "anti-western" views and other perspectives at odds with the U.K. Government, all while shielding (and venerating) the equally virulent biases from pro-state television in the U.K.
  20. UK Ordered Destruction Of 'Embarrassing' Colonial Papers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Britain systematically destroyed documents in colonies that were about to gain independence, declassified Foreign Office files reveal. Operation Legacy saw sensitive documents secretly burnt or dumped to cover up traces of British activities.
  21. UK Tax Dodgers PLC - Google outrage is the tip of an iceberg
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Why are we so surprised at the Google tax heist? It's not because there's anything new about it. It's because our own political class have long had their noses in the trough, and the tax-dodging billionaires that own our mainstream media are anxious to hide the swindle that's keeping them rich, and us poor.
  22. UK: Walking a tightrope: Between the pro-Islamist Left and the far-Right
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Opposing Sharia and Islamism in the west is like walking on a tight rope most of the time – thwarting attacks from the Left, refuting cultural relativism, preventing alliances with the far-Right, explaining the issues ignored by government and the media, mobilising support for secularism and citizenship whilst opposing racism and xenophobia, and making linkages with the many fighting Islamism on the ground in countries across the world.
  23. Ukraine, a Fascist Coup?
    A Photo Essay

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The 2014 Ukraine coup and aftermath, in photos.
  24. Ukraine and the Great Asian Enclosure
    Russia Crosses an Important Rubicon in the Crimea

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The Cornerstones of Eurasia - When Pravy Sektor’s Dmitry Yarosh called on the Chechen liberation fighters to join Ukrainian nationalists in global struggle, he accented the North Atlantic’s energy politics better than anyone before him.
  25. Ukraine and Yugoslavia
    When Will Americans Come to Their Senses?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Much of public opinion seems to accept the notion that the villain of the Russia-Ukraine story is the Russian president, who is accused of engaging in unprovoked aggression against Crimea – even though he was responding to one of the most blatant provocations in history. Johnstone outlines why this is not the case.
  26. Ukraine Between 'Popular Uprising for Democracy' (Canadian Government) and 'Fascist Putsch' (Russian Government)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    That movement is characteristic of the present period which has seen a series of similar popular uprisings – in the Arab countries, but also in the former Soviet territory – (Georgia in 2003, Ukraine in 2004, and Kirgizstan 2005). An atomized population is fed up with the political regime. It mobilizes through the social media, but without a clear programme. The fruits of the mass mobilization are then reaped by forces that are organized and that have a clear programme. The lack of a clear analysis and programme explains the role that fascist forces were able to play in the events. These forces rejected any compromise with the contested government, presenting themselves as unyielding adversaries, not only of the current leaders, but of the ‘system’ itself. And they call for a ‘national revolution.’ This intransigent position attracted demonstrators who were aware of the bitter fruits of the Orange Revolution and who did not understand the real meaning of the proposed ‘national revolution.’
  27. Ukraine, Intervention, and America's Doublethink
    High-Motor Propaganda

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    With the deployment of Russian forces into Crimea and eastern Ukraine, the US-NATO propaganda machine has kicked into high gear. Putin has been portrayed as a tyrannical aggressor, while the Obama administration and its European allies have attempted to stake out the moral high ground, declaring that peace, respect for sovereignty and international law should be the guiding principles. Naturally, such rhetoric warrants closer analysis.
  28. Ukraine Is Banning 'Communist Symbols' and the Kremlin Is Peeved
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Ukraine is pushing to erase all evidence the Soviet Union and its defeat of Nazi Germany from its history books.
  29. Ukraine Is Not a Brothel
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2013
    Ukraine Is Not a Brothel is a 2013 Australian film directed by Kitty Green. The film debuted at the 70th Venice International Film Festival, although was not part of the competition.The documentary concerns the FEMEN movement, a feminist protest group originating from Ukraine.
  30. Ukraine: Lies and Realities
    Will the Government Listen?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Two beautiful Slavic sisters, Ukraine and Russia, pitched against each other: long hair flying in the wind, gray-blue eyes staring forward accusatively, but in the same time with anticipation and love
  31. Ukraine and the Rebirth of Fascism
    The Menace Across the European Continent

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The violence on the streets of Ukraine is far more than an expression of popular anger against a government. Instead, it is merely the latest example of the rise of the most insidious form of fascism that Europe has seen since the fall of the Third Reich.
  32. Ukraine: the Ugly Truth
    Kiev's War Against Freedom of Speech

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The US State Department has given its support to the military operation undertaken by Kiev in Donbass.
  33. Ukraine Turmoil
    Capitalist Powers in Tug of War

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The ongoing aim of the Western imperialists is to establish a client state on the border of Russia, which under the rule of capitalist strongman Vladimir Putin has increasingly become a thorn in their sides. And Ukraine would be a big prize. Its industrial base supplies the Russian market, and its Black Sea and Crimean peninsula territories are of strategic importance to the Russian military.
  34. Ukraine: what's going on, and what does it mean?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Some thoughts on the protests happening in Ukraine. Things are not completely what they may seem.
  35. Ukraine's IMF Deal
    Heading Toward a Greece-like Depression?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    On March 27, 2014, the IMF released the broad outlines of its terms and conditions for loans and other measures for the Ukrainian economy. What those terms and conditions mean is less a rescue of the Ukrainian economy than the onset of a Greece-like economic depression for the Ukrainian populace.
  36. Ukraine's Protest Movement
    Is a 'Left Sector' Possible?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    A conversation about the necessity and possibility of a "Left Sector" and its struggle for hegemony in the 2013-2014 Ukrainian protests is important not only in the contemporary Ukrainian context, but also for the future.
  37. Ukrainian Hangovers
    Russia, Crimea and the Consequences of NATO Policy

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Russia’s incursion (invasion if you prefer) into Crimea, with prospects for movement into Eastern Ukraine, is the culmination of US/NATO policy since 1991.
  38. Ukrainian putsch creates economic and political turmoil in Russia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The intensifying conflict between Russia and the West over the US-backed, far-right coup in Ukraine is creating economic and political turmoil within Russia. The economy faces growing pressures as the Kremlin attempts to rally popular support and suppress opposition in its confrontation with the West.
  39. The Ultimate Black Book
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
  40. Ultra-Zionists protest Muslim-Jewish wedding saying miscegenation is 'gravest threat to the Jewish people'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    As even mainstream Israeli politicians threaten the Palestinians of Gaza with ethnic cleansing and genocide, Israel's far-right figures take to the street to rile up racist supporters and to chase Palestinians out of public spaces and enforce racial-religious separation.
  41. Um Voto Para a Democracia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1986
  42. The Umbrella of U.S. Power
    The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Contradictions of U.S. Policy

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1999
    Chomsky observes the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a "Path to a Better World," while chronicling how far off the trail the United States is with respect to actual political practice and conduct. Analysing the contradictions of U.S. power while illustrating the real progress won by sustained popular struggle, Chomsky cuts through official political rhetoric to examine how the United States not only violates the UD, but at times uses it as a weapon to weild against designated enemies.
  43. UN Battle to 'Shame' Israel Over Abuse of Children
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Palestinian solidarity groups have taken to social media to step up the pressure on United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to include Israel for the first time on a "shame list" of serious violators of children's rights.
  44. Un Canadien errant
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 1842
    A Canadian folk song, lyrics written in 1842, about rebels who were deported, or forced to flee, after the rebellion of 1837-8 in Lower Canada. The song was also adopted by the descendants of Acadians who had been deported from Acadia in 1755-62, changed to 'Un Acadien errant.'
  45. The UN did NOT create Israel
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    UN General Assembly Resolution 181, the Partition Plan, was a recommendation that was to go to the Security Council. The resolution requested that the Security Council take it up. This never happened, and the partition plan has no force of law. Israeli propagandists, however, perpetrated the myth that the UN created Israel, and this interpretation was then been repeated by numerous others.
  46. Un Dossier Noir su la Police Politique, Operation Liberte
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1978
  47. Un enunciado político de los Socialistas Libertarios
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1979
  48. UN General Assembly in One Voice (Almost) Rejects U.S. Cuban Blockade
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The United Nations General Assembly on October 27, 2015 voted on a Cuban resolution calling for "an end to the economic, commercial, and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba." Approval was all but unanimous: 191 nations voted in favour and two voted against, the United States and Israel. There were no abstentions for the first time since the voting on the resolution began in 1992.
  49. The UN in Israel's Crosshairs
    Nowhere to Run to, Nowhere to Hide

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    History will record Israel's onslaught in Gaza as noteworthy not only for the wide destruction of institutions of state and civil society, but for the deliberate targeting of the United Nations and the refugees it aided and sheltered. And it certainly would not be the first time Israel has done so.
  50. Un Pays En Commun, La Solidarite
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1979
  51. U.N. Report Asserts Encryption as a Human Right in the Digital Age
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Encryption is not the refuge of scoundrels, as Obama administration law-enforcement officials loudly proclaim – it is an essential tool needed to protect the right of freedom of opinion and expression in the digital age, a new United Nations report concludes.
  52. U.N. Team on War Crimes Condemns Israel, Hamas
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    A four-member United Nations fact-finding mission, which has just concluded an investigation into last year's brutal conflict in Gaza, makes a strong case for war crimes charges against Israel for its unrelenting 22-day military attacks on Palestinians, largely civilians, including women and children.
  53. UN urged to recognize cultural significance of Palestine posters
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    An interview with Palestine Poster Project founder Dan Walsh, recorded by the Institute for Palestine Studies, gives a in-depth look into the history and contents of this collection of 10,000 posters.
  54. Un vote pour la démocratie
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1988
    Les groupes démocratiques sont mieux équipés pour traiter les problèmes de procédés. Ceci est parce que la démocratie permet un groupe pour procéder avec ce qu'il veut faire devant les gens qui sont peu coopératif, odieux ou insensible.
  55. Un Voto a favore della Democrazia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1986
  56. Un Voto por la Democracia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1986
  57. Una diferente forma de democracia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
  58. The Unacknowledged Housing Form
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1982
    Inactive/Defunct Periodical
  59. Unarmed Victory
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1963
  60. An Unauthorized Biography of the World 
    Oral History on the Front Lines

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2004
    This book uses oral history to discuss oral history. It is in memoir style, and delves into how oral history is done in such places as First Nations (Canada), Turkey, Chicago, Newfoundland, Peru, New York City, Cleveland, Israel, and other places. Riordon's concept is about telling stories, celebrating diversity, and making connections between people.
  61. An Unauthorized History of the RCMP
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1973
    A critical history of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
  62. The unbearable lightness of Greek democracy
    Greeks have abandoned all hope that their political leaders have the skills to rescue the nations economy.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The only certain thing is that a government will be formed by a grand alliance whose only mission will be to implement the most painful, humiliating measures ever attempted by a democratically elected body. This, alas, is the unbearable lightness of Greek democracy.
  63. Unbecoming Men
    A Men's Consciousness-Raising Groups Writes on Oppression and Themselves

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1971
    Members of a men's group attempt to trace their experiences back to their roots, discovering how they learned to be male and sexist.
  64. The Unbelievable Inhumanity of Solitary Confinement And Punishment for as Little as Reading a Book
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The majority of those in solitary confinement were given the punishment for nonviolent, low-level offenses such as having unauthorized books or disobeying an order or growing their mustaches too long.
  65. The Un-Canadians
    True Stores of the blacklist Era

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992
    Details the blacklisting which took place in Canada during the Cold War years.
  66. UNCED '92W
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1992
  67. The Uncertified Human
    Periodical profile published 1978

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1978
  68. The Uncertified Human
    Vol. 4, No. 8

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1977
    Monthly pro-life publication designed to keep subscribers up to date on genetic engineering, euthenasia, mandatory sterilisation, abortion, capital punishment, pro-life feminism and constructive solutions to world and human problems.
  69. The Uncertified Human
    Vol. 4, No. 12

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1977
    A pro-life newsletter that discusses various forms of legislation that are relavent to their movement.
  70. Uncivil Obedience
    The Tactics and Tales of a Democratic Agitator

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991
    How to push for social change without breaking the law.
  71. Uncommon People
    Resistance, Rebellion and Jazz

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1998
    Essays on the history of working men and women from the late 18th to the late twentieth century discussing British working class traditions, political radicalism of 19th century shoemakers, peasants and politics, revolution, sex and jazz.
  72. The Unconquerable World
    Power, Nonviolence, and the Will of the People

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2004
    Traces the history of non-violent social change.
  73. Uncovering the Sixties
    Life and Times of the Undergound Press

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1985
    A book about the Sixties and how they were recorded by radical participants. It traces how movements and communities convinced that their news did not fit into the agenda of mainstream media covered themselves in print.
  74. The Undeclared War
    Class Conflict in the Age of Cyber Capitalism

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1998
  75. Under An African Sky
    A Journey to Africa's Climate Frontline

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
    Author has been spending time in southern Mauritania for 20 years. This book is travel writing and commentary on how geo-politics and economics can affect individual lives.
  76. Under Attack, Fighting Back
    Women and Welfare in the United States

    Resource Type: Book
    Punctures the highly publicized claims that equate successful reform with shrunken rolls, showing that if the reformers set out to improve the lives of women and children, something went dangerously awry
  77. Under Fire: Documentary details attacks on journalists during Gaza offensive
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2015
    In the summer of 2014, Israel launched a military operation on Gaza dubbed "Operation Protective Edge". By the time Israeli forces withdrew from the strip, 17 journalists were confirmed dead. No one has been held accountable for their deaths so far.
  78. Under Israeli Apartheid, Palestinians Cannot Ride Israeli Buses
    Never Equal

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon has officially banned Palestinians from traveling on Israeli-run public transportation in the West Bank. The new apartheid law dictates that Palestinians cannot take buses that go from central Israel to the West Bank.
  79. Under New Management?
    The Fisher-Bendix Occupation

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1972
    Solidarity's eyewitness account, with background information, of the ccupation of Fisher-Bendix factory and offices against closure in 1972. The workers also implemented certain new aspects of work policy.
  80. Under the Dome
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2015
    A self-financed Chinese documentary film by Chai Jing, a former China Central Television journalist, concerning air pollution in China. It is narrated by Chai, who presents the results of her year-long research mostly in the form of a lecture.
  81. Under the Influence
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1999
    For the few of us who reported East Timor long before it was finally declared news, the "disclosures" last weekend that Washington had trained Indonesia's death squads are bizarre. That the American, British and Australian governments have underwritten proportionally the greatest savagery since the Holocaust has been a matter of unambiguous record for a quarter of a century. All it needed was reporting.
  82. Under the Radar, Big Media Internet Giants Get Massive Access to Everything About You
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Internet and digital media are becoming a pervasive and manipulative interactive surveillance system. U.S. online companies, while claiming to be supporters of a democratic Internet, are working to have an unlimited and unchecked power to "shadow" us online.
  83. Under the Red Star (Punatähden alla)
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2011
    Under the Red Star (a.k.a. Big Finn Hall), is a feature length docu-drama, in Finnish and English, about the vibrant culture and politics at the heart of Canada’s most significant worker’s hall, in Thunder Bay.
  84. Under the Viaduct
    Homeless in Beautiful B.C.

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1991
    The author, through interviews, gives a collection of testimonials of Vancouver's homeless and strategies to combat this social problem.
  85. Undercover Agents Infiltrated Tar Sands Resistance Camp to Break Up Planned Protest
    TransCanada and Department of Homeland Security Keep Close Eye on Activists, FOIA Documents Reveal

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Law enforcement officials and TransCanad had been spying on a Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance training camp and were able to block some activists who had planned to block the gates at the company’s strategic oil reserves.
  86. Underdevelopment and Education: Selected Annotated Resources For Saskatchewan And Canadian Educators.
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1981
    Underdevelopment and Education, a publication on underdevelopment, is intended for the use of "educators who recognize the needs to teach about oppression, to transform the economy, and to strive for a socially-just society."
  87. Underdevelopment in Atlantic Canada
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1981
    In this brief three-part study, John Watt examines some of the main issues concerning underdevelopment in the Atlantic provinces.
  88. Underdevelopment in Canada
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1977
    A collection of articles analyzing underdevelopment in Canada in historical and economic terms.
  89. Underdevelopment in Canada Volume Two
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1976
    20 articles discussing underdevelopment in Canada.
  90. The Underground Grammarian
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
  91. Underground: My Life with SDS and the Weathermen
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2009
    Mark Rudd recalls his personal journey from idealistic freshman to student radical to the Weather Underground. He says: "It's about good organizing (Columbia), leading to worse (Weatherman), leading to horrible (the Weather Underground). I hope it's useful to contemporary organizers, as they contemplate how to build the coming mass movement(s)."
  92. Underground press
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Independently published and distributed underground papers associated with the counterculture of the late 1960s and early 1970s in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and other western nations.
  93. Underground Press Syndicate
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A network of countercultural newspapers and magazines formed in 1967 .
  94. Underground Railroad
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    An informal network of secret routes and safe houses used by 19th century Black slaves in the United States to escape to free states and Canada with the aid of abolitionists who were sympathetic to their cause.
  95. Underground--The London Alternative Press, 1966-74
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
  96. Underground Times
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
    The story of Canadian 'underground' newspapers of the 1960s.
  97. Underground to Palestine 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1946   Published: 1978
    Underground to Palestine was written in the spring of 1946 when Stone was the first newspaper reporter to accompany survivors of the Holocaust on their epic clendestine journey to Palestine.
  98. Underhanded History of the USA
    Radical America - Volumer 7 No.3

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1973
  99. The Underlying Threat
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
  100. Understand the Israeli – Palestinian Apartheid In 11 Images
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2014
    All the graphics are from the site Visualizing Palestine, a site dedicated to creating informative and impactful graphics about the troubled region.
  101. Understanding and Fighting Sexism
    Resource Type: Book
  102. Understanding Capitalism
    Critical Analysis from Karl Marx to Amartya Sen

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2002
    Essays by seven leading economists, including Robin Hahnel and John Bellamy Foster, that assess how economic theory has become capitalist ideology.
  103. Understanding Class and Species
    A Lesson From Thaddeus Russell

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    University remains a rigidly class-based institution—not only in what it teaches but also in how it operates.
  104. Understanding Genocide
    Against The Current vol. 112

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    In 1944, a gifted young Jewish-American Marxist playwright, scenarist and fiction writer, Albert Maltz (1908-1985), published the novel that would become the most esteemed work of his professional life. The Cross and the Arrow, praised in the New York Times for “the scope of its vision of humanity” (September 22, 1944), adopted the form a fast-paced political mystery to reveal the events underlying an act of sabotage in Nazi Germany.
  105. Understanding Harper's Evangelical Mission
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Signs mount that Canada's government is beholden to a religious agenda averse to science and rational debate.
  106. Understanding Idle No More
    Special Topics in Aboriginal Community Learning

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    A selection of readings related to the Idle No More movement, and to aboriginal struggles in Canada generally.
  107. Understanding Imperialism: Old and New Dominion
    Against The Current vol. 117

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    It is a commonplace today that we have entered a “new age of imperialism.” The emergence of complex world money markets, increasingly integrated global production systems, aggressively neoliberal policies imposed by the likes of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, and the belligerent militarism of the American state — all these are recognized as new modalities of capitalist empire.
  108. Understanding Power
    The Indispensable Chomsky

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2001   Published: 2002
    In a series of enlightening and wide-ranging discussions, all published here for the first time, Chomsky radically reinterprets the events of the past three decades, covering topics from foreign policy during Vietnam to the decline of welfare under the Clinton administration. As he elucidates the connection between America's imperialistic foreign policy and the decline of domestic social services, Chomsky also discerns the necessary steps to take toward social change.
  109. Understanding the Bush Doctrine
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    After exploring elements of Bush's strategy, Chomsky summarizes that anyone is seemingly subject too attack, because every country has the ability and intent is in the eye of the beholder. The key, it appears, is the ability to lie about intentions.
  110. Understanding the counter-revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A review of Gilbert Achcar, Morbid Symptoms: Relapse in the Arab Uprising (Saqi, 2016).
  111. Understanding the Egyptian Uprising For Democracy, Report from the Ground
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    After decades of autocratic rule, state propaganda, institutionalized government corruption, police brutality, and suppression of basic freedoms, frustrated Egyptians are taking to the streets seeking change and demanding democracy, dignity, and civic reforms.
  112. Understanding the News Business
    A media kit for community groups

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1983
  113. Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2002
    Designed to inform those who are somewhat unfamiliar with the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Written in question and answer format
  114. Understanding the Venezuelan Revolution
    Hugo Chavez Talks to Marta Harnecker

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2005
    The exchange between Harnecker and Chávez brings to light the process of thought and action behind the public pronouncements and policies of state.
  115. Undisputed Success
    Against The Current vol. 146

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    March 4th was an undisputed success in California. Students, workers, teachers, parents and UC faculty found a way to participate. The major demonstration in San Francisco of 10,000, and other demonstrations in Sacramento and Oakland and in Southern California brought people together from different sectors, K-12, community colleges, state universities and university of California campuses. The California Teachers Association, representing most of the K-12 teachers, initiated rallies and picket lines across the state involving their teachers and students. The California Federation of Teachers reported that events happened at all the state universities except Chico which travelled to join the Sacramento rally.
  116. Undocumented Labour: Changes to refugee health care put women and babies at risk
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Pregnant refugee and non-status women are facing growing difficulties in accessing pre & post-natal care. Some doula's in Montreal are helping to fix that situation.
  117. Une Critique de l'avant-projet de loi des services de garde a l'enfance
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1979
  118. Unearthing Seeds of Fire: The Idea of Highlander
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1975
    An account of the Highlander Folk School and its founder Myles Horton.
  119. Unemployed Workers Union of Halifax-Dartmouth
    Organization profile published 1978

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1978
    Inactive/Defunct Organization
  120. Unemployment
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1977
    This broadsheet examines the crucial unemployment situation in Nova Scotia and outlines attempts by the unemployed in union with working people to confront this problem.
  121. Unemployment and Underemployment
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1981
    Each year, Newfoundlanders head west to such provinces as Ontario and Alberta in search of work.
  122. Unemployment and Youth
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1979
    A group that dispells myths about youth and unemployment and promotes government cooperation in creating skilled jobs for youth.
  123. Unemployment Manifesto in Briar Patch
    Vol, 6, No. 7, PP.23-27

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1977
    An analysis of the unemployment manifesto in Briar Patch.
  124. Unemployment rise deliberate, CLC says
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1990
  125. The Unemployment Survival Handbook
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
  126. Unequal Freedoms
    The Global Market as an Ethical System

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1998
    McMurtry's central argument in this work is the global market can be an ethical thing if a civil commons is put into place. The civil commons is a economic system in which individuals, not a handful of corporations, take part in a equal opporutinity framework of supply and demand.
  127. Unequal Risks
    Accidents and Social Policy

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991
  128. Unequal Union 
    Confederation and the Roots of Conflict in the Canadas, 1815 - 1873

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1968
    Ryerson examines the connection between the social and the national in Canadian history.
  129. The Unfair Narrative on Global Warming and Development: Why it must be challenged
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Industries that majorly contribute to climate change are being subsidized, while more marginalized industries receive vey little to mitigate the impact of climate change.
  130. Unfair Shares
    Corporations and Taxation in Canada

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1996   Published: 1998
    A popular tax directory that documents corporations and taxation in Canada. Includes a list of over 300 companies that paid little or no corporate income tax, as well as tables on corporate deferred taxes, CEO compensation, and corporate tax loopholes.
  131. The Unfashionable Human Body 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1973
    A discussion of apparel, in the broadest sense of the word, and how it has reflected and shaped attitudes to the human body.
  132. An Unfinished Revolution 
    Karl Marx and Abraham Lincoln

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2011
    A study of Marx's analysis of the American Civil War as a conflict about slavery, not tarrfifs. Marx saw the north as a bourgeois republic, and the south as expansionist.
  133. The Unfinished Revolution Russia 1917-1967
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1967   Published: 1969
    On the signficance of the Russian Revolution.
  134. The Unfolding Arab Uprisings
    Against The Current vol. 152

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Suzi Weissman interviews Mark LeVine.
  135. The Unfolding Epic Recession
    Against The Current vol. 147

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    The Department of Labor’s June 4 release of May 2010 U.S. employment numbers sent shock waves through the business community, erasing all doubt that U.S. economic recovery — much touted by business press and government policymakers in recent months — may not actually occur.
  136. An Unfragmented Movement: The People are the City
    Against The Current vol. 120

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    Joanna Dubinsky Interviews Shana Griffin. "I'm not interested in developing an action plan to rebuild/organize a people's agenda in New Orleans without a gender analysis and a demand for community accountability."
  137. Unfriendly fire: The casualty of war Ottawa would rather forget
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    On this Remembrance Day, I am remembering one Canadian peacekeeper in particular — someone the Harper government probably prefers to forget. Major Paeta Hess von Kruedener was killed (along with three other UN observers) by the Israelis in the 2006 Israel-Lebanon war
  138. Unimpeded Rivers Crucial as Climate Changes: New Study
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Gravel-bed rivers and their floodplains are the lifeblood of ecosystems and need to be allowed to run and flood unimpeded if species are to be protected and communities are to cope with climate change.
  139. Unintended Consequences 
    Beware the Hate Crimes Bill!

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    It will prove difficult to separate speaking against members of protected classes, or criticizing their practices, from hate. The two things are easily conflated. Once enacted, hate crimes will become independent of specific violent acts. An eventual likely outcome will be that speaking against members of specially protected classes will itself become a violent act of inciting violence.
  140. Union Art Service
    Organization profile published 1986

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1986
  141. Union busting
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A wide range of activities undertaken by employers, their proxies, and governments, which hinder workers from freely organizing, joining and maintaining trade unions.
  142. A Union Defeated at United Air Lines
    Against The Current vol. 134

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    The April 1 certification of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) was no April Fool’s joke for the 8600 eligible mechanic and related United Airlines (UAL) employees who voted in the March 31 representational election. The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA), which served the members for nearly five years under very difficult circumstances in the aviation industry, lost the vote by 4,113 to 2,631.
  143. Union has right to be in mall
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1990
  144. The Union in Academia
    Against The Current vol. 153

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Cary Nelson is a distinguished professor of English and the president of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), a group that is part professional association and part union. This book is perhaps half about academic freedom and half about the AAUP, and Nelson’s struggles to have it become a less staff-dominated institution.
  145. The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics is a Capitalist Society
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1941
    To prove that the particular state-monopoly capitalism existing in Russia did not come about through state trustification but by methods of social revolution explains its historic origin but does not prove that its economic law of motion differs from that analyzed by Karl Marx, Engels and Lenin. It is high time to evaluate "the economic law of motion of modem society" as it applies to the Soviet Union and not merely to retain for statified property the same "superstitious reverence" the opportunists entertained for the bourgeois state.
  146. Union of Unemployed Workers
    Organization profile published 1983

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1983
    Inactive/Defunct Organization
  147. Union organizer
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A union organizer is a union representative who "organizes" or unionizes non-union companies or worksites.
  148. Union Power: Solidarity and Struggle in Niagara
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2012
    Details how work has been transformed in Ontario's Niagara region since the early 1820s. At that time, workers laboured fourteen-to sixteen-hour days constructing the original Welland Canal that connected Lake Erie with Lake Ontario.
  149. Union Security
    UAW Statement to Ontario Government

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1978
    A statement by the United Auto Workers union to the Conservative government.
  150. Union Society of Cape Breton
    Organization profile published 1981

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1981
    Inactive/Defunct Organization
    The Unison Society of Cape Breton sponsors a program designed for women in conflict with the law and offers services in all phases of the criminal justice process.
  151. Union Studies Worker Buyout of CN
    Resource Type: Article
  152. Union urges fish boycott
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1990
  153. Union Woman
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1983
  154. Union Woman
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1979
    Organized Working Women (OWW) provides resources and information for women in the labour movement.
  155. Union Women
    Periodical profile published 1980

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1980
  156. Unionism and Socialism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1907
    The labor movement of modrn times is the product of past ages. It has come down to us for the impetus of our day, in pursuit of its world-wide mission of emancipation.
  157. Unions (a film)
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 1980
  158. Unions Against Revolution
    Resource Type: Book
    Inactive/Defunct Periodical
    Unions -- as well as employers -- stand in the way of workers' political freedom. Labour militants who become union leaders enforce industrial discipline just as Lenin and Stalin advocated. In the pamphlet's second essay, John Zerzan documents "The Revolt Against Work."
  159. Unions and Free Trade
    Solidarity vs. Competition

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992
    This handbook details the effects of free trade on workers in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. It argues that solidarity, not competition, is the only long-term strategy for unions. It includes case studies of unions that are creating cross-border ties.
  160. Unions Attack Quebec Law
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1989
  161. Unions Confront A Restructured Industry
    Against The Current vol. 108

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    As the strike/lockout of 70,000 grocery and food workers throughout Southern and Central California stretches into its third month, union workers in and out of the food industry understand how pivotal it is.
  162. Unions plan cross-border links
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1990
  163. Unions and the Road to Socialism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The familiar model of union struggle has been ineffective in attempts to change capitalism. I will try to explain why unions have not shaken capitalism's foundations. The explanation will point to the failure to challenge inequalities in returns to labour and capital from production.
  164. Unions vs. Workers in the Seventies
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1972
    The tightly knit structures of the big industrial unions leave no room for maneuvering. There is no reasonable way in which young workers can use the union constitution to overturn and overhaul the union structure. The constitution is against them; the money and jobs available to union bureaucrats are against them. And if these fail, the forces of law and order of city, state and federal governments are against them. If that were not enough, the young workers in the factories today are expressing the instinctive knowledge that even if they gained control of the unions and reformed them completely, they would still end up with unions - organizations which owe their existence to capitalist relations of productions.
  165. Unions with Leaders Who Stay on the Job (a.k.a. Class War Lessons)
    Resource Type: Article
    Stan Weir writes about direct action and on-the-job union leadership as a merchant marine in the 1940s.
  166. The uniqueness of Marxist-Humanism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1963
    The uniqueness of Marxist-Humanism lies also in this: that despite all theoretic contributions and singleness of purpose in achieving total freedom, it asks to be "taken over" by the masses, to be subjected to the daily and long-range tests, so long only as the UNITY of theory and practice, worker and intellectual, technologically backward and technologically advanced economies, all merge in order never to stop short of "the ultimate": the new society, the new human dimension, the incorporation within the individual of all of his mental and manual talents.
  167. Unisphere
    Organization profile published 1982

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1982
    See also CX2457.
  168. Unisphere
    Organization profile published 1982

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1982
    Unisphere was formed in 1976 in Medicine Hat, Alberta to increase public awareness of links between Albertans and people of the Third World.

    See also CX2621.
  169. Unitary urbanism
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Critique of status quo urbanism employed by the Lettrist International and then further developed by the Situationist International
  170. Unite and Fight
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The flim Pride isn’t just excellent labour history. It’s a reminder of what real solidarity looks like.
  171. United Chinese Community Enrichment Services Society (SUCCESS)
    Organization profile published 1978

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1978
    SUCCESS is a non-profit society which aims at encouraging individuals among the estimated 80,000 Chinese in British Columbia to overcome language and cultural barriers.
  172. United Church of Canada - Faith and Justice Project
    Organization profile published 1981

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1981
    In 1980, the United Church of Canada embarked on an educational program to interpret the relation between Christian teaching and the search for social justice.
  173. United Church Requests Rate Increase for all Categories of Social Assistance
    Documentation Packet

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1978
  174. United Electrical News
    Periodical profile published 1977

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1977
    The U.E. Newsletter reports union negotiations and contracts but also ranges widely over other issues.
  175. United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers Union (UE)
    Organization profile published 1983

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1983
    Inactive/Defunct Organization
  176. United Farmers of Alberta
    Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia

    Resource Type: Article
    A farmers' organization established in 1909 as an amalgamation of the Canadian Society of Equity and the Alberta Farmers' Association. The UFA was interested in rural economic, social and political issues.
  177. United Farmworkers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1989
  178. United in Anger
    A History of ACT UP

    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 2012
    Examines the birth and life of the AIDS activist movement from the perspective of the people in the trenches fighting the epidemic.
  179. United Kingdom general strike of 1926
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    The 1926 General Strike in the United Kingdom was a general strike called by the General Council of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) in an unsuccessful attempt to force the government to act to prevent wage reduction and worsening conditions for coal miners.
  180. UK miners' strike (1984 - 1985)
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1984   Published: 1985
    A major industrial action affecting the British coal industry.
  181. United Kingdom: Students Fight the Fees
    Against The Current vol. 151

    Resource Type: Article
    Nick Limbeck interviews Ashok Kumar of the Student Union of the London School of Economics. Until recently, the LSE was under occupation in protest to the cuts.
  182. The UN & the Future of Palestine
    Against The Current vol. 155

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    “You can't make this stuff up,” the Prime Minister of Israel lectured the UN General Assembly. Binyamin Netanyahu was referring to the history of Libya under Qaddafi, and Iraq under Saddam Hussein, chairing UN Commissions on Human Rights and Disarmament respectively.
  183. United Nations Association in Canada
    Organization profile published 1981

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1981
  184. The United Nations at 60 Upside dowm
    New Internationalist January/February 2005

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2005
    A look into the United Nations system and its role in history.
  185. United Nations General Assembly Resolution 3092
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1973
  186. United Nations Security Council Resolution 242
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1967
  187. The United States and Gaza
    Against The Current vol. 140

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    The courageous Israeli journalist Amira Hass, in her 1996 book Drinking the Sea at Gaza, tells us that in Israeli slang “go to Gaza” means “go to hell.”
  188. The United States and the "Challenge of Relativity"
    In Tony Evans (ed.), Human Rights Fifty Years on: A Reappraisal

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1998
    In light of the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, Chomsky examines the relativity with which America uses human rights principles to exercise selectivity in policy-making.
  189. The United States and Torture
    We Tortured Some People and Probably Still Are....

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Two of the things that governments tend to cover-up or lie about the most are assassinations and torture, both of which are widely looked upon as exceedingly immoral and unlawful, even uncivilized. Since the end of the Second World War the United States has attempted to assassinate more than 50 foreign leaders and has led the world in torture; not only the torture performed directly by Americans upon foreigners, but providing torture equipment, torture manuals, lists of people to be tortured, and in-person guidance and encouragement by American instructors, particularly in Latin America.
  190. The U.S. Army Lost Track of 27 Ballistic Missiles
    Military didn't know old Lance rockets were in storage igloos in Alabama

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    For 30 years starting in 1962, the U.S. Army deployed Lance ballistic missiles in Europe. Twenty feet long and weighing a ton and a half, an atomic-tipped Lance could zoom 75 miles at Mach 3 and explode with a force of up to 100 kilotons of TNT. The Army retired its last Lances in 1992 … and ultimately lost track of 27 of them at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama.
  191. U.S. Cold War Nuclear Target Lists Declassified for First Time
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    U.S. Cold War Nuclear Target Lists Declassified for First Time. According to 1956 Plan, H-Bombs were to be Used Against Priority 'Air Power' Targets in the Soviet Union, China, and Eastern Europe. Major Cities in Soviet Bloc including East Berlin
  192. The U.S. Empire & Modern Day Christian Martyrs
    80th Priest Killed in Colombia Since 1984

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    there has been almost no media coverage of the killings of the “two bishops, 79 priests, eight men and women religious, as well as three seminarians” killed in Colombia alone between 1984 and 2011.
  193. United States History Archive
    Resource Type: Article
  194. U.S. Imperialism Defeated, Capitalist Rule Smashed
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1975   Published: 2015
    April 30, 2015 was the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, now Ho Chi Minh City, marking the defeat of U.S. imperialism and its South Vietnamese puppet forces. The heroic Vietnamese workers and peasants fought not just for national liberation but also for social revolution.
  195. U.S. Journalists Who Instantly Exonerated Their Government of the Kunduz Hospital Attack, Declaring it an "Accident"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Shortly after the news broke of the U.S. attack on a Doctors without Borders (MSF) hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, there was abundant evidence suggesting (not proving, but suggesting) that the attack was no accident.
  196. U.S. Labor: What's New, What's Not?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    We all know that there's something different about today's working class. One obvious difference is that today's working class produces fewer things "you can drop on your toe," as The Economist famously put it, and more that you can't. What’s actually changing in capitalist production in the United States?
  197. U.S. Mass Surveillance Has No Record of Thwarting Large Terror Attacks, Regardless of Snowden Leaks
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Despite the intelligence community's attempts to blame NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden for the tragic attacks in Paris on Friday, the NSA's mass surveillance programs do not have a track record of identifying or thwarting actual large-scale terrorist plots.
  198. U.S. Military Operations Are Biggest Motivation for Homegrown Terrorists, FBI Study Finds
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A secret FBI study found that anger over U.S. military operations abroad was the most commonly cited motivation for individuals involved in cases of "homegrown" terrorism. The report also identified no coherent pattern to "radicalization," concluding that it remained near impossible to predict future violent acts.
  199. U.S. Sponsored Low Intensity Conflict in the Philippines
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
  200. United States: The Ultra-Right Pot Boils Over
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    The appearance of right-wing mobs at town meetings organized by Democratic Party representatives to discuss the proposed health-care reform has set off alarm bells, in particular because of the blind fanaticism of the right-wing protesters and their threats of violence, including armed violence. These outbursts show many features of historic fascist developments and on a scale as yet unseen in the United States.
  201. Unity
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1978
  202. Unity
    Periodical profile published 1976

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1976
    Newspaper dedicated to promoting participation of all Christians in the Apostolate of the Church.
  203. Unity Begins Somewhere
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1996
    Though the industrial workers can be as paralyzed as any group of workers in the face of restructuring, though they can lose any particular strike, and though genuine class consciousness is never automatic; whenever there is a major working class upheaval industrial workers play a leading role.
  204. Unity brings strength
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1989
    The NDP puts too much emphasis on electioneering and not enough on economic action.
  205. The Unity of Canada and the Rights of Minorities
    L'Unite du Canada et les droits des minorities

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1979
    The Ontario bishops address the question of treatment of the francophone minority in Ontario in the brief.
  206. The Universal Crisis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1920
    That deafness and blindness concerning the coming dissolution of Capitalism is the historic fatality of the bourgeoisie. But the mass of workers are also blind and deaf to this dissolution. They regard the march of events without understanding, and without knowledge. To hope that the collapse of Capitalism will find a proletariat revolutionarily prepared and conscious of its mission is now shown to be utopian. The collapse proceeds too rapidly, events spring too suddenly before the eyes of men for them to be able to adopt their minds to the new realities. That, however, does not mean that they will do nothing.
  207. Universal Cure
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Here's a simple means of transforming the UK's universities, schools and society.
  208. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
    Resource Type: Article
  209. Universal Programs:
    What we lose

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1990
  210. The Universality of Marx
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1989
    The question of the status of universality, whether attacked by its opponents as "white male", or "Eurocentric", or a "master discourse", is today at the center of the current ideological debate, as one major manifestation of the broader world crisis
  211. University for Counterinsurgency and Imperialism?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The United States has set aside one day in the year, Memorial Day, to remember those who died in military service. For the University of California-Irvine that is not enough. After reading the Chancellor's message of May 2015, a number of observations and questions came to mind.
  212. The University in Chains
    Confronting the Military-Industrial-Academic Complex

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2007
    Details how two decades of shifts in university funding brought increased intrusions by corporate and military forces onto university. After 9/11, the intelligence agencies pushed campuses to see the CIA and campus secrecy in a new light, and, as traditional funding sources for social science research declined, the intelligence community gained footholds on campuses.
  213. University of Minnesota: Dignity vs. Cutbacks
    Against The Current vol. 108

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    On October 21, 1800 clerical workers of AFSCME Local 3800 made statewide news by going on strike against the University of Minnesota. At the heart of the AFSCME clerical workers' struggle was a strong determination to stand up for their dignity and respect.
  214. The University of Nike
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1997
    Nike is just a piece of the bigger puzzle of private donors in public universities, but it is a perfect example of why private money is helping to erode the positive goals of public education.
  215. University of Toronto Women's Newsmagazine
    Periodical profile published 1983

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1983
  216. University of Winnipeg Environment and Human Rights Action Group (UWEH)
    Organization profile published 1982

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1982
    Inactive/Defunct Organization
  217. The UnJewish State
    The Politics of Jewish Identity in Israel

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1983
  218. The Unjust Society
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1969   Published: 1999
    Attacks Canada's governments for their treatment of Native People and calls for just solutions.
  219. The Unknown Dimension 
    European Marxism Since Lenin

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1972
    The radical intellectual tradition of European post-Leninist Marxism, so different from the dogma of the orthodox leftist parties, is an unknowwn dimension. This anthology sets out to recover this Marxist tradition and to restore the centrality of Marxist revolutionary thought and practice.
  220. The Unknown Revolution 1917-1921
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1947   Published: 1974
  221. The Unknown Slave Rebellion
    Against The Current vol. 156

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Though the planters had no difficulty reconciling the wealth they enjoyed and the price the slaves paid, the region’s black laborers did. By aborting their own children, poisoning livestock, lighting fires, and escaping to the cypress swamps, the slaves struggled to dilute, deflect, and if possible demolish slaveholders’ authority. Even open revolt was not beyond question. While it was a card that slaves played only rarely — planters tended to take a dim and deadly view of armed rebellion — the German Coast teemed with violent possibilities. The planters’ world rested on a powder keg to be ignited by the smallest of sparks.
  222. Unlawful Dissent
    New Laws Around the Globe Don't Curb Inequity, They Undercut Social Protests and Gag Free Speech

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The state is increasingly encroaching upon dissent as social conditions worsen.
  223. Unless Union Workers Can Strike, They’re Dead
    Level the Playing Field

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The strike is workers' only viable weapon. Why? Because it, and it alone, immediately affects the company’s profits. Without labour, they’re crippled.
  224. An Unlikely Alliance: Indigenous and Campesinos Build an Alliance for Self-Defense
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    In Colombia, campesinos are mostly non-indigenous family farmers who have often been pitted against indigenous people by wealthy landowners and corporations. Yet despite being traditional rivals, the Barí and campesino communities have been driven to a partnership by common enemies, including multinational mining companies, complicit Colombian regulatory agencies, and the US government.
  225. Unlocking Uncle Sam's House of Horrors
    Smashing Plato's Cave

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    The effects of Wikileaks in showing the public what is really happening.
  226. The Unmaking of Canada
    The Hidden Theme in Canadian History since 1945

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991
    This book searches for the roots of the many-sided crisis faced by Canada in the 1990s, and finds them in the post-war history of the country. In the authors' view, the hidden theme in Canadian history in the post-World War II decades has been the "unmaking" of Canada.
  227. Unmanning the trenches
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1983
  228. Unmasking The GMO Humanitarian Narrative
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Genetically modified (GM) crops are going to feed the world. Not only that, supporters of GM technology say it will produce better yields than non-GM crops, increase farmers' incomes, lead to less chemical inputs, be better suited to climatic changes, is safe for human consumption and will save the lives of millions. Sections of the pro-GMO lobby are modern-day evangelists who denounce, often with a hefty dose of bigoted zeal, anyone who questions their claims and self-proclaimed humanitarian motives.
  229. Unnatural Harvest
    How Corporate Science is Secretly Altering Our Food

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1999
  230. The Unnatural History of the Sea
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2011
    A history of the commercial fishery and an update on its precarious and untenable siituation. The age old delusion that the sea is an inexhaustible resource has resulted in a fishing arms race that could spell extinction for some species.
  231. Unnecessary Debts
    Resource Type: Book
  232. Unorthodox Marxism
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1978
    An attempt to go beyond what the authors describe as "orthodox Marxism."
  233. Unpacking for a Disaster
    What You Need to Survive the Unexpected

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    In crises, for some authorities, the media, and many outside observers, civilization tends to consist mainly of property relations, and so they pay more attention to whether someone’s taking crackers than whether a grandmother is dying in the wreckage (while law enforcement goes after the cracker-taker).
  234. The Unpersuadables
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    In fighting for science, we subscribe to a comforting illusion: that people can be swayed by the facts.
  235. Unpopular Essays
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1950   Published: 1969
    A collection of essays that argues against dogmatic beliefs in politics, philosophy and other related topics.
  236. Unrecognized in the Negev
    The Plight of Israel's Bedouin Citizens

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    At the break of dawn on 27th July 2010, the unrecognized village of Al Araqib was surrounded by 1,500 police officers clad in riot gear. Helicopters circled overhead as bulldozers razed homes and animal pens to the ground. It took 4 hours to demolish a village that was home to around 300 people, hundreds of sheep, dozens of goose, hens, pigeons and horses.
  237. Unregulated oil fracking boom does permanent damage
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    We know about the dangers of pollution from fracking. But its lethal, long-term byproducts and the ease with which they leak or are dumped may be causing worse problems in a state that can’t even question them.
  238. Unreliability, Spinelessness of the Western 'Left'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    For years and decades, the so-called 'left' in the West has been moderately critical of North American (and sometimes even of European) imperialism and neo-colonialism. But whenever some individual or country rose up and began openly challenging the Empire, most of the Western left-wing intellectuals simply closed their eyes, and refused to offer their full, unconditional support to those who were putting their lives (and often even the existence of their countries) on the line.
  239. Unreliable Sources
    A Guide to Detecting Bias in the New Media

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992
    Lee and Solomon argue that American news media censor actual current events. The reason being is that there is pressure from the Government and Corporations. The public must challenge the facts of both electronic and print media.
  240. Unruly Equality
    U.S. Anarchism in the Twentieth Century

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    Unruly Equality traces U.S. anarchism as it evolved from the creed of poor immigrants militantly opposed to capitalism early in the twentieth century to one that today sees resurgent appeal among middle-class youth.
  241. The Unruly Revolution
    Against The Current vol. 123

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    Gary Nash's The Unknown American Revolution fully discloses its aims to propagate both historical and social lessons. Nash retells the story of the American Revolution, complicating and radicalizing its core narrative as "a people's revolution, an upheaval among the most heterogeneous people to be found anywhere along the Atlantic littoral in the eighteenth century."
  242. Unruly Women
    The Politics of Confinement and Resistance

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1994
    Investigates the ways in which women who transgress the social order are disciplined, punished, silenced and confined. Covers material from the witch hunts to contemporary discriminatory treatment of women by the state and its law enforcement agencies.
  243. Unsafe at any Dose? Diagnosing Chemical Safety Failures, from DDT to BPA
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Piecemeal, and at long last, chemical manufacturers have begun removing the endocrine-disrupting plastic bisphenol-A (BPA) from products they sell. Sunoco no longer sells BPA for products that might be used by children under three. France has a national ban on BPA food packaging. The EU has banned BPA from baby bottles. These bans and associated product withdrawals are the result of epic scientific research and some intensive environmental campaigning. But in truth these restrictions are not victories for human health. Nor are they even losses for the chemical industry.
  244. Unsafe Harbours
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1986
  245. Unsafe Practices
    Restructuring and Privatization in Ontario Health Care

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2000
    Describes the process of healthcare privatization and its negative impact in Ontario.
  246. Unspeakable Love
    Gay amd Lesbian Life in the Middle East

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2006
  247. Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
    Nader discusses areas of convergence where liberals and conservatives can start working together for the public good.
  248. Untold History of the United States
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2012
    A 2012 documentary series directed, produced, and narrated by Oliver Stone. The ten-part series is supplemented by a 750-page companion book, The Untold History of the United States, also written by Stone and Kuznick, released on Oct 30, 2012.
  249. Untouchable!
    Voices of a Liberation Movement

    Resource Type: Book
    Over 100 million Indians today are Dalits ("Untouchables"). This volume comprises a unique collection of writings by Dalit authors - political activists, social scientists, journalists, and others. They demonstrate that Untouchability is an everyday social reality in India, and that Dalits are not passively accepting their fate: a large and diverse movement of resistance is taking shape.
  250. Untying the Knot
    Resource Type: Book
  251. Untying the Knots
    Against The Current vol. 112

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    While right-wingers are coordinated in their assault on queers, people of color, women, low-income people and immigrants, many of us under attack are divided, in part because we have learned and internalized the prejudice, mistrust and hatred that the right wing preaches.
  252. Unveiled
    Art and Censorship in Iran

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    This report seeks to illustrate the manner in which artistic censorship in Iran is both shaped and shapes; to demonstrate where the focus of the conflict lies between the Islamic Republic of Iran and individual expression.
  253. Up Against City Hall
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1972
    John Sewell describes his early life and explains how he accidentally got involved in politics. He tells of his experiences in Trefann Court, and how this opened his eyes to the realities of civic politics, and gives behind-the-scenes accounts of some of the major battles at City Hall.
  254. Up against the clock: Climate, social movements and Marxism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The time frame is incredibly short. The problem is not one for future generations but for our generation, those of us who are alive now. If we continue to produce greenhouse gas emissions at the rate we have been we will have used up the carbon needed to take us to 2°C warming in the next 30 years.
  255. Up Against the Ivy Wall
    Resource Type: Book
  256. Up and Doing
    Canadian Women and Peace

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
  257. Up Ghost River
    A Chief's Journey Through The Turbulent Waters Of Native History

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    A powerful, raw and eloquent memoir about the abuse former First Nations chief Edmund Metatawabin endured in residential school in the 1960s, the resulting trauma, and the spirit he rediscovered within himself and his community through traditional spirituality and knowledge.
  258. Update: Chicago's School War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Chicago Public Schools took a hit on May 22, 2013 as the appointed Board of Education of the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) voted to close 50 schools, of the 54 originally targeted for shutdown -- in the largest closing of public schools in U.S. history. This was done despite an outpouring of opposition, expressed by thousands of parents in more than 100 meetings mandated by state law to allow parental and community input into the process.
  259. An Update on Indonesian Political Prisoners
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1998
    AS INDONESIAN POLITICAL prisoners are released, evidence continues to surface that the United States CIA knew about the "disappearances" and tortures. In response to the mass protests that forced Suharto to step down, Indonesian trade union leader Muchtar Pakpahan and former Member of Parliament Sri Bintang were released from prison May 25. The new president Habibie has promised to review the anti-subversion law under which many of the political prisoners-including the Peoples Democratic...
  260. Update on Pakistan: After the "Emergency"
    Against The Current vol. 132

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    General Pervez Musharraf has “taken off the uniform” and lifted the emergency as of December 15th. But Labour Party Pakistan rejects the Musharraf’s claim that the emergency is lifted. It is “lifted” with the Constitution amended, and with all the repressive measures protected by a decree.
  261. Update on the Status of Women in British Columbia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1978
  262. Upgrade Your IBM Compatible and Save a Bundle
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
  263. UPM: La Voix De L'Union Des Pecheurs Des Maritimes
    Periodical profile published 1982

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1982
    Ce numéro de cette revue bilingue trace l'histoire des pêcheurs côtiers dans leur lutte d'obtenir le droit de syndiquer.
  264. Upper Big Branch Mine and the Race to the Bottom
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Without union representation, workers are afraid to report unsafe conditions because they will be fired. Without union representation to pressure coal companies, politicians, and federal regulators, the American coal industry is in a race to the bottom as it enforces third world labor standards and economic and safety conditions on its workers.
  265. Upper Great Lakes Connecting Channels Study, Work Plan of Activities
    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1988
    Inactive/Defunct Organization
  266. The Uprising in Turkey
    Conservative-Neoliberal Alliance and Popular Resistance in Turkey

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Thousands are taking to the streets to oppose the current regime of old Islamic, anti-secularist values sitting comfortably with large scale US based Neoliberal capitalism.
  267. Uprising of 1953 in East Germany
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A widespread uprising against the Stalinist German Democratic Republic government.
  268. Upside Down
    A primer for the looking-glass world

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2000   Published: 2001
    In a series of mock lesson plans and a "program of study" Galeano provides an eloquent, passionate, funny and shocking exposé of First World privileges and assumptions.
  269. Upstairs in the Crazy House
    The Life of a Psychiatric Survivor

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992
  270. 'Upstanding Citizens' Escape Justice in Tory 'In-and-Out' Scandal
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    The "In-and-Out" Scandal: Case should have proceeded against 'Upstanding citizens'.
    This is a story about illegal activities, deceit and lying involving an overzealous group of Canadians who seemed prepared to do just about anything to accomplish their mission – win a federal election.
  271. Upstream
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1977
    Upstream is a monthly newsmagazine published by Feminist Publications of Ottawa. Topics covered in the paper include female unemployment, female political prisoners in Indonesia, Law for Women, the Berger Report, book reviews, and a section on poetry. One feature article is on the female alcoholic.
  272. Upstream
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1991
  273. Upstream
    Periodical profile published 1978

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1978
  274. Upstream: A Canadian Women's Publication
    Periodical profile published 1978

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1978
  275. Uranium Corporation of India Limited: Wasting Away Tribal Lands
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Radiation and health experts across the world charge that toxic materials and radioactivity released by the mining and processing operations are causing widespread infertility, birth defects and cancers.
  276. URANIUM: Correspondence with the Premier
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1979
    This book is a collection of letters between Bill Harding, former director of programme policy of the United Nations Development Program (New York), and the Office of Premier Allan Blakeney, Saskatchewan. Its aim is a critique of the N.D.P. Government's decision for uranium mining.
  277. Uranium Mine and Mill Workers are Dying, and Nobody Will Take Responsibility
    In the Southwest, poisoned uranium workers are still seeking justice

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    To talk to former uranium miners and their families is to talk about the dead and the dying. Brothers and sisters, coworkers and friends: a litany of names and diseases. Many were, as one worker put it, "ate up with cancer," while others died from various lung and kidney diseases.
  278. Uranium Traffic In Saskatchewan
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1982
  279. Urban Alliance on Race Relations
    Organization profile published 1980

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1980
  280. Urban Cavemen (Living Life out Of Balance)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Pediatricians nowadays see fewer kids with broken bones from climbing trees and more children with longer-lasting repetitive-stress injuries, which are related to playing video games and typing at keyboards. Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods, calls this "nature deficit disorder."
  281. Urban Citizen Movements
    Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia

    Resource Type: Article
    Community groups that are often organized around concerns about land use and the way planning decisions are made in local government.
  282. Urban Core Support Network
    Organization profile published 1984

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1984
  283. Urban Core Support Network - An Overview
    Organization profile published 1979

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1979
    There are people who, for all intents and purposes, are disenfranchised from much of Canadian Society - "people displaced from economic life, from family supports and often from the means of living a tolerable life".
  284. Urban core support network annual conference 1982:
    The disappearance of affordable housing for people on the margins

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1982
    The 1982 Conference of the Urban Core Support Network, held in Toronto in October, focused on the disappearance of affordable housing.
  285. The Urban Cycling Handbook
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1984
  286. The Urban Green Wars
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Struggling for working-class control of cities is crucial to bringing down carbon emissions.
  287. An Urban Guide To Pesticides
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1986
  288. Urban Honey
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    In the winter of 2003, three Chicago beekeepers joined forces to create a bee farm on the former Sears-Roebuck property right in the heart of our city. We abut an old railroad embankment wall with both prairie remnant and concrete in equal amounts.
  289. Urban Indians, THe Strangers in Canadian Cities
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1980
    Native People are migrating from the reserves to urban areas in increasingly large numbers.
  290. The Urban Question and Organizing
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1979
  291. Urbanization Without Cities
    The Rise and Decline of Citizenship

    Resource Type: Book
    The author argues that there should be participatory democracy so there could be balance ecologically between city and country.
  292. The Urge to Surge
    War is a Drug

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Englehardt describes the effects of the US surge addiction with the military issue as an example.
  293. Urgent Action Centre
    Organization profile published 1992

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1992
    Inactive/Defunct Organization
  294. Urgent Action Network
    Organization profile published 1979

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1979
    Amnesty International is working to establish an Urgent Action Network of Churches, temples and other groups' members who can spare a few minutes of their time to write a letter on behalf of an Urgent Action case.
  295. Urgent Appeal from the Philippines: End Violence in the Movement
    Against The Current vol. 115

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    Dear Friends, recently, our executive director Walden Bello was named by the key organ of the Communist Party of the Philippines as a "counterrevolutionary" in a list that included both living and dead activists. After consultation with a number of people, we have reasons to believe that this represents a real threat to Walden's security.
  296. Uri Avnery Is Dead Wrong
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    In order to move forward and overcome the arguments people like him will hurl against us, we will need to get outside the reformist box and adopt a frankly revolutionary outlook, one that clearly sees the class conflict that rages all around us, that speaks to people about it directly, that asks people to evaluate ideas and events in light of their own insights into the world based on their personal experience of the class war, and that aims not merely to act as a cheerleader for this or that "lesser evil" scheme of our capitalist rulers but to win the class war so that ordinary people can shape society by their positive values.
  297. Urine tests protested
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1990
  298. The Ursula Franklin Reader 
    Pacifism as a Map

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2006
    A prominent Canadian peace activist discusses peace, technology, justice and women's issues in a collection of essays, speeches and unpublished musings.
  299. Uruguay 1964-1970
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1995
    An account of American involvement in torture and counter-insurgency in Uruguay.
  300. Uruguay's legalization of marijuana leads the world
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Next year Uruguay will create a state marijuana monopoly. Supplying high quality product in limited per person quantities, and at controlled prices that undercut the black market, the initiative will safeguard public health, cut off funds from criminals, and finance social programs. So why don't we all do it?
  301. The U.S. Aggression in Vietnam
    Protocol

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1969
  302. US and Colombia Escalate Attacks on Liberation Church
    In the Lion's Den

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    The war on liberation theology.
  303. U.S. & Israel: Dog Wags Tail Wags Dog
    Against The Current vol. 138

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    A tremendous amount of ink and energy has been expended interpreting the “special relationship” between the United States and Israel. The debate over Israel’s influence on U.S. Middle East policy has engaged critics across the political and ideological spectrum. While some have long questioned the reasons for the unparalleled U.S. military and economic support bestowed on the “Jewish state,” the debates over Israel’s influence on U.S. foreign policy have increased dramatically in the wake of Bush administration military responses to September 11th.
  304. US and Israeli Intelligence
    Practice of Torture

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Torture by US and Israeli intelligence agencies.
  305. Us and Them
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    To move beyond wishing and hoping, our self organization has to overcome and overwhelm the limits, the divisions, the separations of workers and poor by categories of “organized,” “unorganized,” “immigrant,” “native,” “legal,” “illegal. No one’s illegal. Nobody’s organized until everybody’s organized.
  306. Us and Them
    Building a just workplace community

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1999
  307. The US arming of Ukraine and the danger of World War III
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Obama administration wants to arm the right-wing regime in Ukraine with billions of dollars in advanced weaponry, which may spark a direct conflict between the US and Russia, two nuclear-armed powers, and ignite a Third World War.
  308. U.S. Bombing: Murder as Usual
    Against The Current vol. 91

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2001
    Voices in the Wilderness decries today's bombardment of Iraq which hit sites just south of Baghdad. However, we find it instructive to recall the digest of bombings that occurred in the past week and to note that on December 22, 2000 the Gulf News from Dubai quoted figures of civilians killed and injured as a result of US/UK air raids since December 1998 as 311 killed and 927 wounded.
  309. US and British officials told us that at least 100,000 were murdered in Kosovo. A year later, fewer than 3,000
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2000
    After more than a year, the silence of those who wrote and broadcast the propaganda for Nato's "humanitarian war" over Kosovo remains unbroken: they who answered the Prime Minister's call to join "a great moral crusade" against a regime that was "set on a Hitler-style genocide equivalent to the extermination of the Jews during World War Two".
  310. US Civil Rights-Era Leader Mary King Says Successful Social Movements Expand Space for Other Struggles
    Paper Penned by King Helped to Spark Modern Women’s Movement

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Mary King played an important role in helping to advance the struggle for women's rights.
  311. U.S. claims jurisdictions abroad
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1990
  312. US Consulate Killings - Spontaneous Religious or Planned Political?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    On September 11, four Americans, including the US ambassador, were killed in an attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The following day, the BBC's Lunchtime News reported that the killings were part of 'disturbances' which were 'linked to an anti-Islamic video'. The BBC's News at Six explained that the US ambassador was killed 'in a protest'. This was mild language indeed given that the consulate had been attacked with assault rifles, hand grenades, rocket-propelled grenades and mortars.
  313. "U.S. Discovers Soft Energy Salvation" in Probe Post
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1979
    Jan Marmorek suggests that the proposal of the American and Canadian governments to use renewable energy sources to supply a percentage of energy demands are feasible and would bring positive effects to the economy in this article in Probe Post.
  314. US Dispatched a Murderous AC-130 Airborne Gunship to Attack a Hospital
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Evidence continues to mount that the US committed a monstrous war crime in attacking and destroying a fully operational hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan on the night of Oct. 3, 2015, killing at least 22 people including at least 12 members of the volunteer medical staff of Medicine Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders), the French based international aid organization that operated the hospital.
  315. US drone strikes kill 28 unknown people for every intended target
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    US drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan have killed as many as 1,147 unknown people in failed attempts to kill 41 named individuals, a report by human rights charity Reprieve has found.
  316. The US Economy Has Not Recovered and Will Not Recover
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The US economy died when middle class jobs were offshored and when the financial system was deregulated. Jobs offshoring benefitted Wall Street, corporate executives, and shareholders, because lower labour and compliance costs resulted in higher profits. These profits flowed through to shareholders in the form of capital gains and to executives in the form of "performance bonuses." Wall Street benefitted from the bull market generated by higher profits.
  317. The U.S. Embargo against Venezuela
    The State Department's Mock Indignation Gives a Bad Name to U.S. Diplomacy

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    A discussion of the 2006 U.S. arms embargo against Venezuela.
  318. The US/EU Manufactured Egyptian Nightmare has Arrived
    The Ogre of Egypt Now Wants a Mandate for Wholesale Slaughter

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Article on the internationally-financed regime of Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi in Egypt.
  319. US-EU sanctions against Russia: A barely veiled threat of war
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    In his speech on March 17, 2014 announcing sanctions against Kremlin officials in retaliation for the Russian-backed referendum in Crimea supporting secession from Ukraine and affiliation with Russia, US President Barack Obama made clear that the United States and its European Union (EU) allies would use all means necessary, not excluding military action, to humiliate and crush Russia.
  320. US farm fatalities: An unpublicized epidemic
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Hundreds of agricultural workers, including many child labourers, die in farming accidents across the US each year. With an official workplace fatality rate of more than 21 per 100,000, farming is the most dangerous occupation in America. It is also among the lowest paid and least regulated.
  321. US food industry: labelling laws are 'unconstitutional'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    A leaked document reveals plans by the US's Grocery Manufacturers Association to sue the first state that passes a GMO labeling law.
  322. US Foreign Trade Zones: Connecting Labor Exploitation in a Global Race to the Bottom
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    As the debate over the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement continues, many Americans are unaware that hundreds of foreign trade zones are already entrenched within the US, and most likely in their own part of the country.
  323. US-Funded NGO in Syria Uses Old Photo to Claim Civilian Death in Russian Airstrikes
    Group Lashes Russian Official on Twitter for Noting Picture Wasn't Real

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The "White Helmets" organization, heavily funded by the US State Department, has claimed that Russia killed 33 civilians in its attacks. The NGO attached a photo to the story which was pointed out to be from an incident five days prior and not related to Russia.
  324. U.S. Funds False Sex Lessons
    Resource Type: Article
    Facts about sex you never knew.
  325. U.S. Government Assassination Plots
    An appendiex to Killing Hope, by William Blum

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    A list of prominent foreign individuals whose assassination (or planning for same) the United States has been involved in since the end of the Second World War.
  326. U.S. Government Buys Surveillance Technology To Track Drivers in Real Time
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Local government officials have the ability to track individual drivers in the U.S. in real time and take pictures of the occupants of their vehicles, with new "truly Orwellian" technology purchased from companies like Vigilant Solutions, according to new documents uncovered by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
  327. US Government Systematically Spying on Citizens
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    The US government has been systematically violating the privacy rights of U.S. citizens.
  328. The U.S. Government Thinks Thousands of Russian Hackers May Be Reading My Blog. They Aren’t.
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    After the U.S. government published a report on Russia's cyber attacks against the U.S. election system, and included a list of computers that were allegedly used by Russian hackers, I became curious if any of these hackers had visited my personal blog.
  329. The US Government's Frontal Assault on Freedom
    Hillary the Identity Thief

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    The leaked Wikileaks documents show that the last thing the US government wants anywhere is a government that is accountable to its own citizens instead of to the US government.
  330. The U.S. Government's Secret Plans to Spy for American Corporations
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Throughout the last year, the U.S. government has repeatedly insisted that it does not engage in economic and industrial espionage, in an effort to distinguish its own spying from China's infiltrations of Google, Nortel, and other corporate targets. Turns out that isn't true.
  331. US Grain Firms in Canada
    Periodical profile published 1976

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1976
    A discussion of the movement of Cargill & Continental Grain Inc. into Canada.
  332. US-Haiti
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    By examining the role of the USA in the tragedy of Haiti, Chomsky highlights the democracy deficit and failure of the American state. He calls for those concerned to take on the task at home of paying reparations and restoring the substance of democracy.
  333. U.S. hate groups attacked
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1989
  334. U.S. Intelligence planned to destroy Wikileaks
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    This document is a classifed (SECRET/NOFORN) 32 page U.S. counterintelligence investigation into WikiLeaks. ``The possibility that current employees or moles within DoD or elsewhere in the U.S. government are providing sensitive or classified information to Wikileaks.org cannot be ruled out''. It concocts a plan to fatally marginalize the organization. Since WikiLeaks uses ``trust as a center of gravity by protecting the anonymity and identity of the insiders, leakers or whisteblowers'', the report recommends ``The identification, exposure, termination of employment, criminal prosecution, legal action against current or former insiders, leakers, or whistlblowers could potentially damage or destroy this center of gravity and deter others considering similar actions from using the Wikileaks.org Web site''.
  335. US Intimidated by Its Own Mercenaries
    A Silence on Atrocities

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    So much for transparency, civil liberties, and prosecuting the crimes of a predecessor (the cardinal rule of presidents, at least this one, cover-up WAR CRIMES past and present, a solemn command of the National Security State). Silence and deniability, in all matters large and small, characterize the responses of United States government and private principals.
  336. US Justice on Trial
    Why Cameron Should Tell Obama to Get Stuffed

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    The US justice system and extradition treaty.
  337. U.S. Labor in Crisis
    Against The Current vol. 116

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    There is today a rare open debate going on within the U.S. Labor Movement over its future. Rarer still is the fact that much of it appears on competing internet blogs. The current debate, provoked by some within Labor’s national leadership, has been almost exclusively focused on “restructuring” and resource reallocation. But the leader-led debate has failed to discuss the more fundamental question of the “culture” of unionism in America today.
  338. U.S. Labor's Subterranean Fire
    Against The Current vol. 131

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    The broad outlines of the crisis of the U.S. labor movement -— sharply declining union density, concession bargaining, failures to organize the growing non-union manufacturing and service sectors, the labor officialdom’s reliance on institutionalized labor-management cooperation schemes — are familiar to readers of Against the Current. The roots of this crisis — the dominance of bureaucratic business unionism and the weakness of rank-and file-led reform movements from below — are also well-known.
  339. U.S. Law: Religious or Secular?
    Against The Current vol. 118

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    “The Founding Fathers,” my fundamentalist Christian friend once declared to me in the midst of a rather heated argument, “were Christians and created a Christian country.” “No, you’ve got it all wrong,” I sputtered and hastened to explain, “Jefferson was a Deist.”
  340. US Lies and Excuses for Bombing Hospital
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Here is the US changing its story for the FOURTH time of why it launched an air strike on the Doctors without Borders hospital in the Afghan town of Kunduz at the weekend, massacring at least 22 patients and hospital staff.
  341. US Lost Track of Nearly a Million Guns in Iraq, Afghanistan
    Officials: Records Remain for Only 48% of the Guns Sent to Warzones

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Early in the occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq, the go-to policy for the US in trying to prop up new allied security forces was to dump weapons, en masse, into the countries. It's only now that people are really starting to ask what happened to the 1.45 million guns shipped into those countries.
  342. US man's bank payment denied because of his dog's 'terrorist' name
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Sometimes terrorists move on all fours. That's what Chase Bank apparently decided when it wouldn't clear a payment for a disabled man's dog walker. It was the dog's name that led to the payment being bounced and the Treasury Department being involved.
  343. U.S. May Be Salvaging Victory For Jihadists In Syria: How & Why
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    According to Britain's Telegraph, in a recent report, the U.S. Tow antitank missiles that U.S. President Barack Obama sent in October to the Islamic Sunni fighters in Syria to use against the forces of the non-sectarian Shiite ruler there, Bashar al-Assad, have been so effective against Russia's forces that Assad had invited in, that Russia-- defending (upon Syria's legal request) President Assad's forces, and attacking the jihadists imported into Syria by the Saudis and the rest of the West -- is now being forced to send into the battle Russia's costly T-90 tanks, which are less vulnerable to America's missiles.
  344. U.S.-Mexico free trade talks
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1990
  345. US Military Brands Assange, WikiLeaks As "The Enemy"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Secret US Air Force documents reveal that the American military has branded WikiLeaks and its editor Julian Assange as "the enemy", placing them on a legal par with Al Qaeda and threatening them with the same treatment: indefinite detention without trial, and death.
  346. US Military Globalization
    Interlocking Spheres of Influence

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Americans are implicated in deceit and denial, purchasing their comforts and self-righteousness at the expense of the collective human privation their military and paramilitary forces, their CIA operatives and private contractors, their support of repressive regimes and death squads have brought to much of the world’s population.
  347. The U.S. Military Under Stress
    Against The Current vol. 112

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    John Kerry's campaign tome should dispel any illusion that he has any significant differences with George Bush on the aggressive use of the U.S. military to defend the empire.
  348. US must stop playing with nuclear hellfire
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The chances of nuclear destruction are higher than in the Cold War due to recent US foreign policy actions, including the positioning of armed forces positioned on Russia's borders.
  349. US Navy Veterans Continue to Seek Justice for Israeli Attack
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    On June 8, 1967, while sailing in international waters, the US Navy intelligence ship USS Liberty was attacked by air and naval forces of the state of Israel. Of the Liberty's crew of 294, more than half were killed or wounded. More than 40 years later, survivors are still seeking justice.
  350. US: Offensive Cyber-Warfare is Illegal... Unless We Do It
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2013
    The US government declares that cyberwarfare directed against the US would be an act of war -- and, oh, by the way, that it is agressively engaged in cyberwarfare against foreign countries.
  351. The U.S.-Pakistan Co-dependency
    Against The Current vol. 157

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    After a cross-border NATO air strike in November resulted in the deaths of 24 Pakistani soldiers, Pakistan responded forcefully, closing the Af-Pak border to NATO traffic, expelling the U.S. military from an air base inside Pakistan, and boycotting the International Conference on Afghanistan.
  352. US Party Elites Hemorrhage at the Edges
    Editorial

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    American party politics have been dominated for so long by the "same old, same old" that with months to go until November, 2016 already stands out as an exception. Most clearly in the case of the Republicans, but palpable as well with the Democrats, the "center-right" and "center-left" elites, who have graciously taken turns administering year-in, year-out misery for more than forty years, have lost control. It appears that Washington and Wall Street are loathed by a majority of people across the spectrum.
  353. U.S. peace activism
    Periodical profile published 1990

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1990
  354. U.S. Poetry and the Politics of Form
    Against The Current vol. 140

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Laura Bush's 2003 “Poetry and the American Voice” symposium is infamous because it never happened. Intended to be a White House celebration of Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson and Langston Hughes, the event was cancelled when several poet-invitees (including former laureates) declined the invitation and, instead, composed poems protesting U.S. involvement in Iraq. When the symposium was called off, the First Lady’s spokesperson explained that a celebration of poets was in danger of being turned into a political event.
  355. The U.S. Press and Repression in the Obama Era
    A New Awakening or Political Theater?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The Obama administration’s is expanding its use of executive powers to intimidate and crush dissent had turned its focus on the U.S. press.
  356. US pressured Norway to arrest & extradite Snowden, seize all devices - documents
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The US repeatedly asked Norway to detain and deport whistleblower Edward Snowden if he tried to enter its territory in the aftermath of his leaks on mass US global surveillance, Norwegian media revealed citing formal requests.
  357. U.S. Progressive Periodicals Directory
    First Edition - 1982-1983 Edition

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1982
    A listing of 380 social justice magazines, newspapers, and newsletters with a national (U.S.) focus.
  358. US Propaganda Campaign to Demonize Russia in Full Gear over One-Sided Dutch/Aussie Report on Flight 17 Downing
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    If the danger of the anti-Putin, anti-Russian disinformation propaganda campaign out of the Pentagon and promoted by the US corporate media weren’t so serious, the effort itself might be laughable.
  359. US Prosecutors Turned a Blind Eye to Drone Code Piracy
    They Chose Instead to Strap Digital Visionary Aaron Swartz to Their Buzzsaw

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Aaron Swartz, a 26-year-old Internet activist and the co-developer of popular web tools like RSS feeds and Reddit, ended his life earlier this year at the end of a long battle with federal prosecutors in Boston — who had accused him of engaging in digital piracy.
  360. US Provides Israel Weapons Used on Gaza
    Blood on American's Hands

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The United States exported to Israel a substantial amount of the same types of weapons Israel is using to kill Gazans. For example, in 2013, the United States sent Israel at least $196 million in parts for military airplanes and helicopters, a category that includes F-16 fighter jets and Apache helicopters, both of which Israel is currently using to attack Gazan homes, offices and farmland. Between January and May 2014, the United States had already exported $92 million in parts for military airplanes and helicopters.
  361. U.S. siphons Canadian taxes
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1992
  362. U.S. Social Forum in Detroit
    Against The Current vol. 146

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    2010 is a year of one, two, many Social Forums around the world, including the second U.S. Social Forum. The first USSF, attended by more than 12,000, was held three years ago in Atlanta. It featured an opening march that wove through the city streets, stopping for rallies at important sites of social struggle, including Grady Hospital, where activists from AFSCME Local 1644, explained their opposition to the privatization of the city’s largest public hospital. The Forum, the result of two years of planning by a National Planning Committee, included plenaries each evening and 800 workshops.
  363. The U.S. Social Forum in Detroit
    Against The Current vol. 147

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Under the threefold heading “Another World is Possible/ Another U.S. is Necessary/ Another Detroit is Happening,” the 2010 U.S. Social Forum (USSF) convened in Detroit June 22-26 for a celebration of resistance and strategic thinking to advance our struggles for justice globally and at home.
  364. U.S. Socialists and the Mexican Revolution
    Against The Current vol. 149

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Eugene Victor Debs was America’s most impressive Socialist figure: founder of the American Railway Union and of the Industrial Workers of the World, a founder of the Socialist Party and its repeated candidate for president. He was jailed for his role in the Pullman strike in 1894 and for his opposition to World War I in 1918, and he strongly defended the Russian Soviet Revolution. If any person would stand for revolutionary socialism in the United States, surely it would be Debs.
  365. US-Sponsored Drug-Plane Operation Had Global Reach
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The ongoing investigation into the Gulfstream II jet that crashed in Mexico in the fall of 2007 with a cargo of 3.7 tons of cocaine onboard points to a corruption problem within the US bureaucracy and US intelligence agency complicity in the drug trade.
  366. US Spy Chief Presents Third-Party Debates as Proof RT Is Anti-US
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s latest report on the alleged "election hacking" by Russia includes a substantial section focused around the idea that Russian government-funded channel RT is overtly anti-American.
  367. US Still Fighting "Threat" of Liberation Theology
    The Wikileaks Revelations

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The assault on the Church in Colombia is both state policy of Colombia as well as the United States which is propping up that military with billions of dollars of assistance, and which views organized movements for social justice in Latin America as a threat to its economic domination of the region.
  368. US Still Seeks Jail for 'Fighter' Captured at 15 in Afghanistan
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The good news is that a judge in Canada has had the courage and good sense to uphold the release from jail on bail of Omar Khadr, a native of Canada who was captured as a child soldier at the age of 15 in Afghanistan by US forces back in 2002.The bad news is that Khadr, who spent 13 years in captivity, most of them in America's Guantanamo hellhole, should never have been imprisoned in the first place.
  369. U.S. Strikes Drop Dramatically
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1992
    A decade of Reaganism has left employers in a position to destroy unions without fear of significant political and public retribution.
  370. US sued over tax-exempt donations for illegal Israeli settlements
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A group of American citizens is suing the US Treasury because they say the agency is allowing billions of dollars of tax-exempt charitable donations to flow to the Israeli army and support the expansion of illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.
  371. US tax-exempt donations fund Israeli settlements
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Millions of tax-exempt dollars from the US are being funneled towards Israel's illegal settlement building in the occupied Palestinian West Bank in flagrant violation of international law.
  372. US Teaching "Counterinsurgency" Courses To Mexican Military in Drug War
    State Department Report Details Special Forces "Mobile Training Teams" South of the Border

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    To fight the drug war in Mexico the US military conducted specialized trainings both inside and outside of the country with a focus on combating "narco-terrorism" and "counterinsurgency" conflicts.
  373. US: The State Murder of an Activist
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The murder of Sandra Bland, an activist with the Black Lives Matter movement, exposes the impunity of U.S. police.
  374. US-UN Crusade Against 'Sex Trafficking'
    Anti-Immigrant, Anti-Woman, Anti-Sex

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    Kidnapping, debt bondage, sexual assault, beatings - for any purpose - are horrible crimes. But there is a qualitative distinction between this kind of coercion and the fundamentally consensual act between a prostitute and her client to exchange money for sex.
  375. U.S. Unions & the War
    Against The Current vol. 113

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    In the buildup to the Iraqi war three members of the United Auto Workers Executive Board — Bob King, Elizabeth Bunn and Richard Shoemaker — spoke out against the pending invasion. Yet since the war began the UAW has not taken a position on the war, or even used the pages of its magazine Solidarity to open a dialogue about how it affects UAW members.
  376. US Uses Past Crimes to Legalize Future Ones
    Justifying the Unjustifiable

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The liberal warhawks are groping around for a pretext they can call “legal” for waging war against Syria, and have come up with the 1999 “Kosovo war”.
  377. The US v. Trayvon Martin
    How the System Worked

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Trayvon Martin, an unarmed, teenage pedestrian died and George Zimmerman walked because our entire political and legal foundations were built on an ideology of settler colonialism.
  378. US Workers Starved Into Military Service
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Humanity has passed the tipping point - economically, culturally and environmentally. The "consuming and killing" model embraced by Americans as cultural norm is, in reality, a cultural aberration. It is destroying everything and everyone in its wake - including those who are fighting and dying to preserve it.
  379. USA: Stop arms transfers to Israel amid growing evidence of war crimes in Gaza
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The US government must immediately end its ongoing deliveries of large quantities of arms to Israel, which are providing the tools to commit further serious violations of international law in Gaza, said Amnesty International, as it called for a total arms embargo on all parties to the conflict.
  380. USAS Makes Kathie Lee Cry Again
    Against The Current vol. 83

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1999
    Kathie Lee Gifford cried for the first time in 1996, bawling with teary eyes and pledging that young girls would no longer produce her WalMart apparel line. She promised to clean up the factories, and even initiated the Apparel Industry Partnership (AIP), a code of conduct meant to silence activists and cover up her sweatshop abuses.
  381. The Useful Altruists: How NGOs Serve Capitalism and Imperialism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    NGOs are far from revolutionary organizations, but many of us would think that their work still seems more helpful than not. Political differences with them aside, it seems dogmatic to denounce free health care and anti-poverty programs. Short of more radical measures, NGOs seem to serve an important interim function. In fact, though, it can be argued that many NGOs are destructive, both in their current work and in their preclusion of an alternative future beyond the capitalist present. They undermine, divert, and replace autonomous organizing and erase working class struggle and organizing.
  382. A Useful Prep-Sheet on Syria for Media Propagandists
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    State Department talking points on Syria for cable news anchors.
  383. Useful Work versus Useless Toil
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1883
    Morris proposes that while work is essential for our survival, nevertheless "there is some labour which is so far from being a blessing that it is a curse; that it would be better for the community and for the worker if the latter were to fold his hands and refuse to work."
  384. User Charges, Snares and Delusions
    Another Look at the Literature

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1994
  385. User Error
    Resisting Computer Culture

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2003
  386. A User's Guide to Détournement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1956
    Détournement means deflection, diversion, rerouting, distortion, misuse, misappropriation, hijacking, or otherwise turning something aside from its normal course or purpose.
  387. Review: The Uses and Abuses of History
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Review of "The Uses and Abuses of History" by Margaret Macmillan.
  388. The Uses of an Earthquake
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1987   Published: 1988
    The people of Tepito have proven themselves far more capable than the government both of responding to the dangers and of seizing the opportunities created by the earthquake. The earthquake crisis has brought into view a long existent but rarely recognized alternative: the ability and willingness of the people of Tepito, as well as those in many other barrios, to assert a different set of values: those of autonomy, self-activity, and the subordination of work to social needs. It is also embodied in their ability, as against governmental paralysis, to design and implement their own projects, thus elaborating those values in concrete practice.
  389. The Uses of Disorder
    Personal Identity and City Life

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1970
    An examination of the ways the modern city has failed, and an exploration of new modes of urban organization through which city life can become richer and more life-affirming.
  390. The Uses of Literacy
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1957
    In this partly autobiographical book Hoggart observes the loss of an authentic popular culture and denounces the imposition of mass culture by the culture industries.
  391. Using a Black Icon to Sell Apartheid
    Israel's Chutzpah

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Apologists for Israel are now using fabricated 'quotes' from Martin Luther King to make it seem that King supported Israeli apartheid.
  392. Using History to Write Powerful Leads
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    Using history in writing marketing and PR communications.
  393. Using the Holocaust
    Against The Current vol. 116

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    The crowd of world leaders visiting the new Holocaust History Museum at Yad Vashem attests to the strength of Israel’s position in the West. Israel is often criticized in the home countries of these leaders, but many Israelis and Jews will, as usual, attribute such criticism to anti-Semitism.
  394. The U.S.’s Terrorism Double Standard
    The Vicious Campaign Against Cuba

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    During the last 50 years, the United States has suffered from a constant stream of vicious terrorist acts.
  395. The Utne Reader Field Guide To The Alternative Press, Volume 1
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
  396. Utopia
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    An ideal community or society.
  397. Utopia
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1516
  398. Utopia
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2014
    Drawing on John Pilger's long association with the first people of his homeland Australia, Utopia is both an epic portrayal of the oldest continuous human culture, and an investigation into a suppressed colonial past and rapacious present.
    Utopia tells a universal story of power and resistance in the media age driven by old imperatives and presented as liberalism.
  399. Utopia: A confronting but politically flawed documentary
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Utopia, the latest documentary by veteran journalist and filmmaker John Pilger has shown at selected venues across Australia with a television screening on SBS. The feature-length work, which exposes shocking social conditions in Australia’s remote indigenous communities, opened last November in Britain to mostly praiseworthy reviews.
  400. Utopia in the Catskills
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Proyect talks about "Utopia in the Catskills," an article published on July 20, 1947, which is about refugees who wanted to be farmers and made Woodridge, N.Y., into a prosperous farm-resort town with five co-ops.
  401. Utopia or Auschwitz: Germany's 1968 Generation and the Holocaust
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2009
    In 1968 various student movements had risen up in post-war Europe. The movement in Germany, however, had the long shadow of their parents' roles in Nazism and World War Two.
  402. Utopian Essays and Practical Proposals 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1951   Published: 1962
    Whatever the subject, Goodman asks: What blocks and limits human freedom, joy, and creativity? What tends to release, free, liberate? In criticizing society and life his purpose is to improve. Goodman is animated by a vision of a good society, a coherent community, a style, and quality, of life that is fully human, and humanizes.
  403. Utopian Socialism
    Resource Type: Article
    Links to the writings and biographies of Utopians and Marxist commentaries on them, and material on 20th century utopian movements and the use of utopian and dystopian visions in literature and political polemics.
  404. Utopistics
    Or, historical choices of the twenty-first century

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1998
    The twentieth century has witnessed both the triumphs and failures of the dreams that have informed the modern world. In Utopistics, Immanuel Wallerstein argues that the global order that nourished those dreams is on the brink of disintegration.
  405. The Utopists: Owen, Saint Simon, and Fourier
    Chapter 13 of Socialism From The Root Up

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1888



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