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  1. Wade Michael Page and the rise of violent far-right extremism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The man who opened fire in a Sikh temple in Wisconsin was not just a crazed loner, but a vocal neo-Nazi – in fact, his white supremacist ideology reflected a growing form of extremism that expresses its strength through violence rather than at the ballot box.
  2. Wadim
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2012
    The story of Latvians who sought asylum in Germany, their lives there, and the consequences when harsh immigration policies suddenly tear them apart in this critique of laws written and applied without regard for human consequences
  3. Waffle
    Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia

    Resource Type: Article
    A group established in 1969 as a left-wing caucus within the New Democratic Party.
  4. The Waffle Manifesto: For an Independent Socialist Canada
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1969
    The founding statement of the Waffle group within the New Democratic Party.
  5. Wag The Dog -- How Al Qaeda Played Donald Trump And The American Media
    Responsibility for the chemical event in Khan Sheikhoun is still very much in question.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Once upon a time, Donald J. Trump, the New York City businessman-turned-president, berated then-President Barack Obama, back in September 2013, about the fallacy of an American military strike against Syria. At that time, the United States was considering the use of force against Syria in response to allegations (since largely disproven) that the regime of President Bashar al-Assad had used chemical weapons against civilians in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta. Trump, via tweet, declared "to our very foolish leader, do not attack Syria - if you do many very bad things will happen & from that fight the U.S. gets nothing!"
  6. Wage and Price Controls -- What Have They Done To Others?
    Periodical profile published 1976

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1976
    An international perspective on wage and price controls.
  7. Wage-Earning Women
    Industrial Work & Family Life in the U.S. 1900-1930

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1986
  8. Wage Labour
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
  9. Wage Labour and Capital
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1847   Published: 1891
    From Engels' 1891 introduction: "This pamphlet first appeared in the form of a series of leading articles in the Neue Rheinische Zeitung, beginning on April 4th, 1849. The text is made up of from lectures delivered by Marx before the German Workingmen’s Club of Brussels in 1847. The series was never completed. Marx, in the ’40s, had not yet completed his criticism of political economy. This was not done until toward the end of the fifties. Consequently, such of his writings as were published before the first installment of his Critique of Political Economy was finished, deviate in some points from those written after 1859, and contain expressions and whole sentences which, viewed from the standpoint of his later writings, appear inexact, and even incorrect."
  10. Wage & Price Controls
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1976
    Canadian working people have now joined the ranks of workers in other western capitalist countries who have been subjected to a statutory incomes policy.
  11. Wages for Housework
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1988
    'If women were paid for all they do, there'd be a lot of wages due', sang women campaigners in the 1970s. But demanding money for unpaid domestic work is a sad indictment of the Women's Movement, argues Zoë Fairbairns - because it demonstrates that feminists have lost the battle to force men to do their share of the cleaning.
  12. Wages for Housework Campaign Bulletin
    Periodical profile published 1979

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1979
  13. Wages For Housework Campaign Bulletin.
    Periodical profile published 1981

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1981
    The Spring, 1981 issue of the Wages for Housework Campaign Bulletin highlights two areas in which women are struggling for the recognition of housework.
  14. Wages for Housework Committee Materials
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1977
    A series of films on women's rights centred around the family allowance program.
  15. Wages for Housework Video Tape
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 1976
    A video record of the development of the wages for housework debate.
  16. Wages of Labour
    Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts of 1844

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1844
  17. The Wages of Neoliberalism
    Poverty, Exile and Early Death

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Economist Michael Hudson says neoliberal policy will pressure U.S. citizens to emigrate, just as it caused millions to leave Russia, the Baltic States, and now Greece in search of a better life. A research team from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health in New York estimates 875,000 deaths in the United States in year 2000 could be attributed to social factors related to poverty and income inequality.
  18. The Wages of Whiteness
    Race and the Making of the American Working Class

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991
    A book that has reoriented how historians look at the American working class.
  19. The Wages of Whiteness is Early Death
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The white working class has never had it easy in American history. It's been viciously exploited, disrespected, deceived, divided, repressed, and otherwise and generally abused from the United States' colonial origins through the present day.
  20. Waging the War on Slavery
    Against The Current vol. 147

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    The settlement of Lawrence in the territory of Kansas, summer of 1856: Pro-slavery and anti-slavery settlers are trying to colonize the territory. The former want a slave-soil, the latter a free-soil state. Armed pro-slavery gangs from Missouri are harassing and attacking the free-soil settlers. The U.S. government and U.S. Army are pro-slavery.
  21. Waihi miners' strike
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A major strike action in 1912 by gold miners in the New Zealand town of Waihi.
  22. Waiting for Democracy
    A Citizen's Journal

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
    Rick Salutin's account of the pivotal 1988 "free trade" election. Waiting for Democracy makes a strong case that our political system is anything but democratic, though it offers little hope of changing it.
  23. Waiting For the Ice-Cream Man
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1978
  24. The Waiting Room
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2012
    The film watches a Californian hospital for a full day, observing what patients and staff go through as they deal with the over-crowded, under-funded US health care system.
  25. Waiting 'til the Midnight Hour
    A Narrative History of Black Power in America

    Resource Type: Book
    Examines the Black Panther movement: its grass root political origins, its complicated history with the civil rights movement and the societal factors that fueled it. In separate sections Peniel documents its early beginnings and the reasons for its decline.He investigates the cultural impact the Panthers had on American culture and its diagnosis of American injustice and the difficulty of connecting theory and practice.
  26. Waiting to Inhale: Culture Wars or Unfinished Gratification?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1999
    With the end of the impeachment proceedings, it is surely time for the left to offer analyses of the crisis which press far beyond those on offer in the mainstream press, and which do considerably more than offer a hold-your-nose defense of the President's "privacy." Here is one such attempt.
  27. Walk for Life Newsletter
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1977
    This newsletter provides a report and a reflection upon the May 1977 Walk For Life from Toronto to Ottawa.
  28. Walkerton Tragedy
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Brief overview of the Walkerton water contamination incident.
  29. Walking through the Valley
    An Autobiography

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1993
  30. Walking to the Edge
    Essays of resistance

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1991
    Links the impact of US foreign policy on the people of Latin America, the female voice in art and literature, and the need to break the silence around incest and other abuse.
  31. Walking Together
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
  32. A Walking Tour of New York's Massive Surveillance Network
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    So it felt a bit risky to be climbing up a street pole on Wall Street to closely inspect a microwave radar sensor, or to be lingering under a police camera, pointing and gesturing at the wires and antenna connected to it. Yet it was also entirely appropriate to be doing just that, especially in the company of Ingrid Burrington, author of the new book "Networks of New York: An Illustrated Field Guide to Urban Internet Infrastructure," which points out that many of the city's communications and surveillance programs were conceived and funded in response to the attacks.
  33. Walking: We Ask Questions 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2003
    An essay from the book We Are Everywhere by the Notes From Nowhere Collective.
  34. The Wall, Apartheid and Mandela
    Will the Wall Bring Down Israel?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    During his years of struggle in South Africa, Nelson Mandela offered ideas worth examining closely, especially when considering that he and his followers defeated the very condition that Palestinians face today, Apartheid.
  35. A Wall as a Weapon
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    Chomsky discusses the debate surrounding the Israeli motion to build a wall of security. He acknowledges that the process in the Hague will unlikely bring about any change, even if the wall is determined to be illegal.
  36. The Wall Must Fall
    End the Occupation and Violence in Israel-Palestine

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005   Published: 2007
    A resource for interested union and community members featuring voices from the Israeli and Palestinian peace movements often shut out of the mainstream media. By highlighting the progressive peace movement, The Wall Must Fall demonstrates that this issue is not a Jewish vs. Palestinian one, but one of basic human rights.
  37. Wall Street
    How it works and for whom

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1997
    A definitive overview of the financial markets and their economic and political role.
  38. Wall Street and the Greek Financial Crisis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Michael Hudson and Bill Black zero in on some of the key elements of the crisis. They point out that it is not really 'Greece', let alone the Greek people, who have contracted this debt and who have been bailed out until now.
  39. Wall Street occupation ignites mass movement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    The simple, horizontal structure originally created around a GA using modified consensus has become a barrier to practical and political work by the occupiers and those involved through working groups.
  40. Wall Street's Role in Narco-Trafficking
    "Business is Booming"

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Every major bank in the US has served as an active financial partner of the murderous drug cartels.
  41. Wall Street's Think Tank
    The Council on Foreign Relations and the Empire of Neoliberal Geopolitics, 1976-2014

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    The Council on Foreign Relations is the most influential foreign-policy think tank in the United States, claiming among its members a high percentage of government officials, media figures, and establishment elite. For decades it kept a low profile even while it shaped policy, advised presidents, and helped shore up U.S. hegemony following the Second World War.
  42. Howard Wallace, 1936-2012
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
  43. Wallenberg, Raoul
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A Swedish humanitarian who worked in Budapest, Hungary, during World War II to rescue Jews from the Holocaust. (1912-1947?)
  44. The Walls the West Won’t Tear Down
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Twenty-five years after the Berlin Wall, lethal borders remain. We must dismantle them.
  45. Walmart: Black Friday and Beyond
    Against The Current vol. 162

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The “Black Friday” strike at Walmart stores surprised and elated many on the left and activists throughout labour and allied movements.
  46. Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2005
    A documentary film about the largest company on earth, featuring the stories and everyday lives of families and communities struggling to survive in a Wal-Mart world.
  47. Wal-Mart's Real Cost
    Against The Current vol. 121

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    The long-brewing struggle between retail giant Wal-Mart and those concerned with reforming its corporate practices burst onto the mainstream consciousness of the American public this past November. An unprecedented convergence of labor, small business owners, environmentalists, activists and communities of faith blossomed into a full-scale movement to change the world’s largest retail company.
  48. Walter Benjamin
    Or, Towards a Revolutionary Criticism

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2009
    Eagleton's goal here is to to contemplate Benjamin's approach to language, history, and art and to chart a dynamic new course for contemporary socialist criticism.
  49. Walter Reuther, 'Social Unionist'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1996
    The book is full of self-serving quotations from Reuther and others that are accepted at face value. There is a very superficial understanding of the auto industry, of life in the union and on the shop floor, and of the left. The huge number of quotations and citations tends to conceal a high degree of inaccuracy and misunderstanding.
  50. Waltz with Bashir
    A Lebanon War Story

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2009
    A graphic novel depicting an Israeli soldier's experience during Israel's war in Lebanon. See also the film with the same name.
  51. Waltzing at the Doomsday Ball
    The Best of Joe Bageant

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2012
    25 essays by the self-proclaimed redneck socialist, edited by Ken Smith.
  52. Wam! Comix
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992
  53. The Wandering of Humanity
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1973   Published: 1975
    Humans are subjugated by Capital. The logic of production removes decision-making from human control. Capital is anthropomorphized. Technology has no borders or limits. Nature is ravaged as humanity wanders.
  54. Wanderlust 
    A history of walking

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2001   Published: 2006
    What does it mean to be out walking in the world, whether in a landscape or a metropolis, on a pilgrimage or a protest march? In this first general history of walking, Rebecca Solnit draws together many histories to create a range of possibilities for this most basic act.
  55. Wangari Maathai was not a good woman. Kenya needs more of them.
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    25 September, 2015 marked four years since the passing of Kenyan environmentalist and feminist icon, Wangari Maathai. In Kenya, the celebrations were notably muted as her standing in the country has been ambiguous. Maathai challenged the notion of Kenyan women, who are forced to pretend to be "good" to satisfy societal expectations.
  56. Want to Stop Trump? Take a Page From These Dockworkers, and Stop Work
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    On the day of Donald Trump's inauguration, many Americans wrung their hands. Some took to social media to express their discontent while others protested. But, perhaps, the most dramatic and important action was taken by dockworkers in Oakland, California: They stopped working. Their strike demonstrated the potential power ordinary people have on the job, when organized.
  57. The Wanted 18
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A claymation comic that showcases the BDS movement through the establishment of a Palestinian dairy co-operative in Beit Sahour.
  58. Wanted: A Hackers' Charter
    Resource Type: Article
  59. Wanted a Leader for America
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    Chomsky depicts how the issues concerning the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), including the pre-determined risk of 9/11, went ignored under the Bush Administration which focused instead upon global domination ambitions.
  60. Wanted: A new model of public ownership
    Resource Type: Article
    The challenge to the left is to develop an alternative model of ownership.
  61. Wanted: A Roof for Canada's Poor
    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1980
    Inactive/Defunct Organization
  62. Wapping dispute
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A significant turning point in the history of the trade union movement and of UK industrial relations.
  63. The War after the War
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1918   Published: 1973
  64. The War Against East Timor
    Resource Type: Book
    A comprehensive account of the tragic fate of East Timor.
  65. War Against the Kurds Renewed
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    For show, Erdogan's airforce carried out a few symbolic raids against ISIS, but in reality the aerial offensive was against the Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq.
  66. The War against The Lancet
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    "An Open letter to the people of Gaza" triggered a furious reaction within Lancet, with complainants suggesting that the publication has sided with the forces of "anti-Jewish bigotry".
  67. War Against the People
    Israel, The Palestinians and Global Pacification

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Governments today are waging a 'war against the people' -- whether 'securitization' against asylum seekers in Fortress Europe, 'counterinsurgency' in Afghanisation, or the subliminal war of policy and surveillance arising everywhere. Israel's contribution to this is key: exporting the high-tech weaponry, security systrems and methods of pacification perfected on the Palestinians in the Occupied Territories.
  68. War and Peace in the Middle East
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1995
    Avi Shlaim locates various sources of conflict in the Middle East, from the presence of oil, competition between the Soviet Union and the United States, to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
  69. War and the Culture of Violence
    Against The Current vol. 125

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    Last year I had the opportunity to see “Winter Soldier,” a rarely shown 1971 documentary based on the testimony of over 100 soldiers recently back from Vietnam. It was filmed during a three-day hearing on war crimes that Vietnam Vets against the War organized in Detroit. Young soldiers spoke about atrocities they had committed in the name of freedom and democracy: throwing suspects out of planes, torching villages, raping women, killing civilians. Of course the Nixon administration attempted to discredit the soldiers and their stories.
  70. The War at Home
    An Intimate Portrait of Canada's Poor

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1999
  71. War at Home
    Vovert action against US activists and what we can do about it

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1999
  72. The War at Home
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A question often arises whether Trump is a genuine representative of the aims of the capitalist ruling class in general and the Republican right wing in particular, or a self-centered rogue with serious and potentially dangerous personality disorders. The answer is that he's actually both.
  73. War by media and the triumph of propaganda 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The world is facing the prospect of major war, perhaps nuclear war -- with the United States clearly determined to isolate and provoke Russia and eventually China. This truth is being turned upside down and inside out by journalists, including those who promoted the lies that led to the bloodbath in Iraq in 2003. The times we live in are so dangerous and so distorted in public perception that propaganda is no longer, as Edward Bernays called it, an "invisible government". It is the government. It rules directly without fear of contradiction and its principal aim is the conquest of us: our sense of the world, our ability to separate truth from lies.
    Why are young journalists not taught to understand media agendas and to challenge the high claims and low purpose of fake objectivity? And why are they not taught that the essence of so much of what's called the mainstream media is not information, but power?
  74. War Colleges
    The Politics of Militarization and Corporatization in Higher Education

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    One consequence of the increasing militarization of American society can be seen in changes that have taken place in public and higher education. Schools have become the testing grounds for new modes of security and military-style authority.
  75. War crime? Israel destroys Gaza crops with aerial herbicide spraying
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Gaza farmers have lost 187 hectares of crops to aerial spraying of herbicides by Israel hundreds of meters within the territory's borders. The action, carried out in the name of 'security', further undermines Gaza's ability to feed itself and may permanently deprive farmers of their livelihoods. It may also represent a war crime under the 1977 Protocol to the Geneva Conventions.
  76. War crime: NATO deliberately destroyed Libya's water infrastructure
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The military targeting of civilian infrastructure, especially of water supplies, is a war crime under the Geneva Conventions. Yet this is precisely what NATO did in Libya. Since then, the country's water infrastructure has only deteriorated further.
  77. War Crimes
    Resource Type: Article
    Corporate media can't ignore photos the way they ignored protests. The real reign of terror we face is much closer to home than we dare to think.
  78. War Crimes Airbrushed from History
    Evidence of Israeli "Cowardly Blending" Comes to Light

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    A report written by a respected Israeli human rights organisation, one representing the country's Arab minority not its Jewish majority, has unearthed evidence showing that during the 2006 Lenanon war Israel committed war crimes not only against Lebanese civilians -- as was already known -- but also against its own Arab citizens.
  79. War Crimes in Vietnam
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1967
  80. 'War crimes': Israeli bombs wiped out entire families in Gaza, Amnesty says
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Israel used disproportionate military force during its summer operation in Gaza. Entire Palestinian families were killed when their homes were leveled by Israeli bombs falling with no warning and for little military gain, Amnesty International said.
  81. The War Crimes of a Sergeant, the War Crimes of a Nation
    A Double Standard of Justice

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    It is alleged that on the evening of March 10-11, 2012, US Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales left his base in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, fully armed and loaded, and murdered 16 civilians in a nearby village.
  82. The war everyone forgot
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    Chomsky probes what prompted the issue of Iraq to disappear from the agenda following the 2006 mid-term election.
  83. War from above, resistance from below
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A review of Donny Gluckstein (ed), Fighting on all Fronts: Popular Resistance and the Second World War. As Donny Gluckstein points out in the introduction to this book, understanding the nature of the Second World War is fundamental to our understanding of the world today. Liberal and left wing opinion sees it as a war between democracy and fascism, or "progress and reaction" as Eric Hobsbawm described it. This leads some to see the Allies' victory as the straightforward triumph of democracy and ushering in American prosperity for all. For example, the Confederation of German Trade Unions has suggested, without any hint of irony, that workers today should get behind the idea of "a new Marshall plan" as the basis for a "progressive strategy" for the crisis-ridden European Union.
  84. War, Globalisation and Reproduction
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
  85. The War In Afghanistan
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2002
    Noam Chomsky examines the military action of the US in Afghanistan, exploring America's breach of international law through the refusal to obtain Security Council authorization.
  86. The War in the Country 
    How the Fight to Save Rural Life Will Shape Our Future

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2009
    Chronicles the gradual disappearance of Canada's family farms.
  87. War in the Gulf
    An Environmental Perspective

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991
  88. War in the Gulf
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1991
    The U.S. and its allies are launching themselves into an unnecessary but potentially calamitous war.
  89. The War is a Double Terror: Stop the New Stage of the Chechen War!
    Against The Current vol. 84

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2000
    The recent barbaric explosions [at apartment buildings in major Russian cities], which caused hundreds of deaths amongst Russian citizens, were used by the authorities to resume a campaign of searching for "entire enemies" and, exploiting our grief, to hide the real perpetrators.
  90. War is a Lie
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2010
    A thorough refutation of every major argument used to justify wars, drawing on evidence from numerous past wars, with a focus on those wars that have been most widely defended as just and good. This is a handbook of sorts, a manual to be used in debunking future lies before future wars have a chance to begin.
  91. The War Is Over (song)
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    An anti-war song by Phil Ochs.
  92. War Is Peace 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Because the United States does not look like a militarized country, it's hard for Americans to grasp that Washington is a war capital, that the United States is a war state, that it garrisons much of the planet, and that the norm for us is to be at war somewhere at any moment.
  93. War Is Realizing the Israelizing of the World
    Divide, Conquer, Colonize

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    As US-driven wars plummet the Muslim world ever deeper into jihadi-ridden failed state chaos, events seem to be careening toward a tipping point. Eventually, the region will become so profuse a font of terrorists and refugees, that Western popular resistance to "boots on the ground" will be overwhelmed by terror and rage. Then, the US-led empire will finally have the public mandate it needs to thoroughly and permanently colonize the Greater Middle East.
  94. War is the Health of the State
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1918
    Once the State has begun to function, and a large class finds its interest and its expression of power in maintaining the State, this ruling class may compel obedience from any uninterested minority. The State thus becomes an instrument by which the power of the whole herd is wielded for the benefit of a class.
  95. The War Isn't Over, But Israel Has Lost
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    The Israelis - and their backers in the American political establishment - appear incapable of grasping that which is empirically obvious: Hamas and its ilk grow stronger every time Israel seeks to eliminate them by force.
  96. The War of Northern Aggression
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    A leading Civil War historian challenges the new orthodoxy about how slavery ended in America.
  97. War of the Killer Robots
    Four Realities About Drones

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Drones are "killer robots," they do make war easy and game-like, and therefore likelier, drone strikes do kill too many civilians and they do violate the International Law of Armed Conflict. I am puzzled and disturbed that some feel that the debate over the use of drones in warfare can be enhanced by denying these facts.
  98. The War of the World
    Easy Chair

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Solnit reflects on the environmental destruction that the world has been experiencing since the Second World War.
  99. A War on Black Children?
    Against The Current vol. 84

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2000
    Two montrous events have opened a window on a daily reality: In the name of safe streets and schools, an undeclared war has been opened on a generation of African-American children. In affluent suburban Oakland County, Michigan, a nearly all-white jury convicted a 13-year-old youth of second-degree murder, tried as an adult in a shooting that occurred when he was 11 years of age. In Decatur, Illinois, seven Black students were expelled from high school by a nearly all-white school board, against the opposition of the only Black member, for a brawl in the stands at a football game.
  100. The War on Democracy 
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2007
    This film by John Pilger explores the current and past relationship of Washington with Latin American countries such as Venezuela, Bolivia and Chile.
  101. The War on Democracy in Latin America: Interview with John Pilger
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Journalist, writer and filmmaker John Pilger granted this exclusive interview where he talks about the US war on democracy in Latin America. "Modern era imperialism is a war on democracy. Genuine democracy is a threat to unfettered power and cannot be tolerated", he says.
  102. The 'war on drugs' is a war on culture and human diversity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The 'war on drugs' is presented as a necessary battle against social evils. But from the Andes to the Caribbean, prohibition has criminalised both religious and cultural expression. And it's a war that is strictly for the global poor: people in Colorado can grow pot - so why not Colombians?
  103. The War on Memory Begins in Argentina
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Within less than a month of the inauguration of the new Macri/Cambiemos government in Argentina, the new leadership, or gestión (management) as they prefer to be called, acted in a great sweeping hurry. Argentine congress, full of opposition parliamentarians from the Frente Para la Victoria Party that lost the presidential race by 2% of the vote, was closed for the summer holidays that take place in the ardent month of December, as much of the urban population of Argentina seeks to carelessly flock to the seaside.
  104. The War on Savings: the Panama Papers, Bail-Ins, and the Push to Go Cashless
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The bombshell publication of the "Panama Papers," leaked from a Panama law firm specializing in shell companies, has triggered both outrage and skepticism. In an April 3, 2016 article titled "Corporate Media Gatekeepers Protect Western 1% From Panama Leak," UK blogger Craig Murray writes that the whistleblower no doubt had good intentions; but he made the mistake of leaking his 11.5 million documents to the corporate-controlled Western media, which released only those few documents incriminating opponents of Western financial interests.
  105. The War on Science
    Muzzled Scientists and Wilful Blindness in Stephen Harper's Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2013
    Do No Science, Hear No Science, Speak No Science -- that is the Harper agenda. And if this agenda is most evident and most pronounced in environmental science, that's simply because it is the field most likely to uncover evidence that the government's paramount goal -- to free the country's resource extraction industries from oversight in the name of rapid expansion -- is wrongheaded, reckless, and damaging.
  106. The War on Terrorism ... or Whatever
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    A brief survey of the War on Terrorism, a war that has become increasingly difficult to sell to the American public as one of pro-democracy "moderates" locked in a good-guy-versus-bad-guy struggle with an evil dictator, although in actuality the United States has fought on the same side as al Qaeda on repeated occasions before Syria.
  107. War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State
    Free Press and the National Security State

    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2013
    During his election campaigns, Barak Obama promised the most transparent administration in U.S. history. Cynics can rejoice in the fact that the Obama administration has indicted more people for violating government secrecy than all previous administrations combined. This is the story of four whistleblowers who who traded their careers and life normalcy for slander, danger, legal prosecution and an opportunity to expose the crimes of the US government.
  108. A War on Wikileaks?
    Unhinged at the US State Department and Pentagon

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    If the state fails to make any sense - not surprising - it is because it is has no intention of doing so. The state is appealing to something more visceral with all of this posturing: fear. It wants to strike fear into the minds and bodies of people working with Wikileaks, or anyone else doing such work, and anyone contemplating leaking any classified records. Fear is its greatest weapon of psychological destruction, with proven success at home. The outcome the state hopes for is greater self-censorship and greater self-monitoring.
  109. The War on Women--And Us All
    Against The Current vol. 158

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The war on women’s reproductive rights is being fought in the U.S. Congress, in state legislatures and in the courts, and played out in the media. This war seeks to restrict women’s ability to control their reproductive lives — with each law more outrageous than the last — under the excuse that they are “protecting the unborn.”
  110. The War Over Mangoes
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Growing mangoes in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca has racked up an enormous socio-political expense for the region far greater than the price tag on the fruit in the supermarket. For a Mexican drug cartel desperate to move product, hiding illicit drugs in mango shipments is a risky but viable cover for getting them to the U.S. market. For the people of Oaxaca, however, the infiltration of one of the region’s most important industries indicates the threat of a life controlled by drug violence and its wide-ranging effects on society.
  111. War, Peace and the Media
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1983   Published: 1985
    Zwicker argues that press coverage of the USSR is "profoundly uninformative, a journalistic yawn that is helping us sleepwalk toward the biggest slumber of all time: nuclear war."
  112. War Photography at the Tate Modern
    Receding into Memory

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    If photography is a record of suspended death, a suggestion that the subject is both frozen in time and rendered lifeless in the broader sense of things, then the nature of war is, in many ways, a perfect medium to capture it. It delves into a grim subject more fitting of the dry morgue than the lively art studio.
  113. A War Plan Scuttled?
    Against The Current vol. 133

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    As the Bush era draws to a close, there been increasing speculation on whether or not the United States will attack Iran. Spurred by the posturing and rhetoric coming from the White House and a subservient media, much of that discussion has narrowly focused on Iran potential nuclear threat and the character of the current administrations in Washington and Tehran.
  114. The "War Scare" in the Kremlin, Revisited: Is History Repeating Itself?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Washington Post on October 25, 2015 published an important story based on a recently-published U.S. intelligence review from 1990 that confirmed Soviet leaders in 1983 believed the Reagan administration was using a mobilization exercise to prepare a nuclear surprise attack.
  115. War With Syria and its Repercussions
    A Smoldering Tinderbox

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Obama seems intent on going to war with Syria. The U.S. will be leading Europe, Arab and Israeli allies while pushing an already unstable Middle East into full fledged regional chaos, which could instantly take on an international character.
  116. War and Women's Rights
    What Does the Future Hold for Afghan Women?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    A discussion of the history, current status, and future of women's rights in Afghanistan.
  117. The Warfare State
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1964   Published: 1967
  118. The Warmth of Other Suns
    The Epic Story of America's Great Migration

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2010
    Wilkerson chronicles the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of the United States.
  119. A Warning From the B.I.S.: the Calm Before the Storm?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) is worried that recent ructions in the equities markets could be a sign that another financial crisis is brewing. In a sobering report titled "Uneasy calm gives way to turbulence" the BIS states grimly: "We may not be seeing isolated bolts from the blue but the signs of a gathering storm that has been building for a long time."
  120. Warning: This May Injure Your Modesty
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Ahmed Naji is an Egyptian novelist and journalist who, in February, was sentenced to two years' imprisonment for "injuring public modesty". In August 2014, Akhbar al-Adab, a state-funded literary magazine, had published an excerpt from his third novel, Istikhdam al-Hayah (Using Life), which had been previously approved by Egypt's censorship authority. In the excerpt, the narrator smokes hashish, drinks alcohol with his friends, and enjoys a sexual relationship with a woman. Hani Saleh Tawfik, a 65-year-old Egyptian, filed a case against Naji, alleging that reading the excerpt had caused him to experience heart palpitations, sickness, and a drop in blood pressure.
  121. Warning to Spanish (and Other) Whistleblowers: Anonymous Boxes which ARE NOT ANONYMOUS
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Citizens' victories in the struggle against corruption, sometimes requiring information to be provided through safe anonymous channels like Xnet's Mailbox for reporting corruption, have catalysed a proliferation of similar initiatives within governments and institutions.
  122. Warnings from First Americans: Insidious Changes Are Underway that Will Affect Us All
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Rural America In These Times spoke to Native Americans--people whose survival requires being extremely well informed about what all branches of the federal government are up to. From their vantage point as sovereign entities with direct government-to-government relationships with the United States, the tribes have a unique perspective on issues including voting rights, the economy, the extractive industries' hold over this administration and more.
  123. Warped
    Gay Normality and Queer Anti-Capitalism

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Recent victories for LGBT rights have gone faster than most people imagined possible. Yet the accompanying rise of gay 'normality' has been disconcerting for activists with radical sympathies. This book shows how the successive 'same-sex formations' of the past century and a half have led both to the emergence of today's 'homonormativity' and 'homonationalism' and to ongoing queer resistance.
  124. Warrant Canary Frequently Asked Questions
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    A warrant canary is a colloquial term for a regularly published statement that a service provider has not received legal process that it would be prohibited from saying it had received. The following are some frequently asked questions about warrant canary.
  125. Warrior Society criticized
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1992
    An internal investigation by the Iroquois Confederacy says that the Mohawk Warrior Society undercut attempts to reach a peaceful solution at Oka in 1990 and instead deliberately chose to provoke a confrontation with the army.
  126. Wars for Africa's wealth
    New Internationalist May 2004

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2004
    Discussion of the wealth in Africa, and the wars and violence which it has fuelled.
  127. Wars of Terror
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2003
    Chomsky explores the nature of terrorism, focusing on four main questions posed by the 9/11 tragedy.
  128. The Wars on Vietnam
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In the past month, the Pentagon, PBS, and the for-profit press took a three pronged approach to the Vietnam Wars: (1) praise the returned troops and promote the notion of a home-country stab in the back; (2) highlight the evacuees and the US heroes of the April ‘75 evacuations; and (3) focus on the post-war babylift and the Vietnamese babies now grown up.
  129. War(s) With No Exit
    Against The Current vol. 136

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    The raging debate on “war policy” between the corporate presidential campaigns has come down to this:
  130. Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    The Jewish resistance that arose within the Warsaw Ghetto in German occupied Poland during World War II, and which opposed Nazi Germany's effort to transport the remaining ghetto population to Treblinka extermination camp.
  131. Warsaw Ghetto Uprising 1943 sung by Paul Robeson
    Zog Nit Keynol

    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 1949
    Paul Robeson's rendition (in Yiddish) of Zog Nit Keynol, often called the song of the Warsaw Ghetto. It was written by the Jewish poet and resistance fighter of the Vilna ghetto Hirsh Glik, on hearing of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, and was adopted as the unofficial anthem of Jewish partisans.
  132. The Warsaw rising
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1972
  133. Warsaw Uprising
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A struggle by the Polish Home Army to liberate Warsaw from Nazi German occupation during World War II.
  134. Wartime
    The First World War in a Canadian Town

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2017
    What World War I meant to daily life in a Canadian community becomes clear in this book about the war years in Guelph, Ontario.
  135. Wartime Strikes
    The struggle against the no-strike pledge in the UAW during World War II

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1980
    The history of the struggle against the no-strike pledge in the United Auto Workers of America (UAW) and the organization of the Rand and File Caucus, accompanied by an analysis of the question of working class consciousness in the light of this experience. Glaberman asks: What is the nature of working class consciousness and how does it relate to the question of whether the working class has the capacity to transform modern society?
  136. Was Brexit a Working-Class Revolt?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The malevelant genius of the Leave campaign was that it managed to go one step further and direct the anger of many previous working-class targets of derision at the even more vulnerable immigrants.
  137. Was the German Revolution defeated by January 1919?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    John Rose argued in his talk at Marxism 2014 that the German Revolution had effectively suffered terminal defeat by January 1919. The National Congress of Workers' and Soldiers' Councils voted in December 1918 to hand power to the National Assembly after elections to be held in January 1919.
  138. Was the Bolshevik Revolution a Failure?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1938
    As soon as the Bolsheviks recognized that the proletariat was too weak to establish state capitalistic systems favorable to Russia in other countries, and also that the bourgeoisie was no longer willing to risk anything in a struggle against state capitalist Russia, that is, about 1920, the Bolsheviks ceased to support revolutionary movements in other countries and instead prepared for a peaceful side by side existence with the other capitalistic systems.
  139. Was the "Russian Hack" an Inside Job?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Forensic studies of "Russian hacking" into Democratic National Committee computers last year reveal that on July 5, 2017, data was leaked (not hacked) by a person with physical access to DNC computers, and then doctored to incriminate Russia.
  140. Was There an Alternative?
    Looking Back on 9/11, a Decade Later

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    There is every likelihood that the Jihadi movement, much of it highly critical of bin Laden, could have been split and undermined after 9/11. The “crime against humanity,” as it was rightly called, could have been approached as a crime, with an international operation to apprehend the likely suspects. That was recognized at the time, but no such idea was even considered.
  141. Wasáse
    Indigenous Pathways of Action and Freedom

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2005
    An integration of anarchist thinking with indigenous theory.
  142. Washington and Berlin on a Collision Course
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The Russia sanctions bill that passed the US Senate on June 15, 2017 directly demonizes the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, under the Baltic Sea, which is bound to double Gazprom's energy capacity to supply gas to Europe.
  143. The Washington Connection and Third World Fascism
    The Political Economy of Human Rights: Volume 1

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1979
    Chomsky and Herman demonstrate, with devasting logic and overwhelming documentation, that the purpose of U.S. global policy is to make the world safe for exploitation by U.S. corporate interests and that this has required and continues to require the installation and support of brutal military/police dictatorships throught the Third World. It also requires an apologetic ideology which portrays all this as being in the highest interests of democracy and human rights.
  144. Washington Launches Its Attack Against BRICS
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Having removed the reformist President of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, Washington is now disposing of the reformist President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff.
  145. Washington and the Oil Industry Know the Truth About Climate Change
    Short-Term Profits Trump Survival

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Climate skeptics in Congress, and oil and coal industry lobbyists like the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the American Coal Council (ACC) may be preventing any significant action in the US on reducing this country’s emissions of carbon into the atmosphere, but at the Pentagon, and in the executive suites of the oil industry giants, there is no doubt about the reality of climate change.
  146. Washington Piles Lie Upon Lie
    One After Another After Another

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The latest Washington lie, this one coming from NATO, is that Russia has invaded Ukraine with 1,000 troops and self-propelled artillery.
  147. Washington Plays Russian Roulette
    Seeing Red

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The propaganda attack against Putin equating him with Hitler is so extreme that you have to think that the Russians cannot believe their ears and cannot trust the United States anymore under any circumstances.
  148. Washington Post Disgracefully Promotes a McCarthyite Blacklist From a New, Hidden, and Very Shady Group
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Washington Post on Thursday night promoted the claims of a new, shadowy organization that smears dozens of U.S. news sites that are critical of U.S. foreign policy as being "routine peddlers of Russian propaganda."
  149. Washington Seeks Regime Change in Venezuela
    Agents of Destabilization

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Both the ongoing protests in Venezuela and the economic problems that the demonstrators are protesting against appear to have been orchestrated by the opposition in order to destabilize the country and bring down the government. Unable to gain power through the ballot box, the Venezuelan opposition has turned to unconstitutional means to oust President Nicolas Maduro.
  150. Washington Threatens The World
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The consequence of Washington’s reckless and irresponsible political and military interventions in Iraq, Libya, and Syria has been to unleash evil. The various sects that lived in peace under the rule of Saddam Hussein, Gaddafi, and Assad are butchering one another, and a new group, ISIS, is in the process of creating a new state out of parts of Iraq and Syria.
  151. Washington’s Frozen War Against Russia
    Frack the EU!

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    For over a year, the United States has played out a scenario designed to (1) reassert U.S. control over Europe by blocking E.U. trade with Russia, (2) bankrupt Russia, and (3) get rid of Vladimir Putin and replace him with an American puppet, like the late drunk, Boris Yeltsin.
  152. Washington's Magical Realism
    Against The Current vol. 145

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    A coup becomes a coup — for U.S. magical realists — when Washington defines it as such. On March 10, 1952 Cuban General Fulgencio Batista grabbed power and sought to legitimize his coup by holding fake elections. Magically, the coup makers won; Washington recognized Batista.
  153. Washington's Not-So-Invisible Hand: It's Not Economics, It's Empire
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Scottish philosopher Adam Smith famously noted the "invisible hand" of the market that supposedly shaped the character of economies near and far. The rightwing neoliberal capitalist movement, dominant in the West since the early Seventies, has turned this phrase into the sacrosanct dictum of its secular religion. All human behaviour must be submitted to the "free market." (This is the notional credo, but in practice corporate elites are subsidized, bailout out, and given every possible taxpayer benefit to ensure higher private profits.) So now, when nations fail, it is typically said in the media to be the product of a) a crazed dictator threatening counterintuitive genocide on his own people; or b) foolish state interventions by deranged socialist ideologues.
  154. Washington's Post-Cold War Coup
    Against The Current vol. 145

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    The pretext for removing Honduran President Manuel Zelaya — that holding a civic consultation to replace the Constitution of 1982 was his power grab, enabling him to run for a second term — doesn’t hold water. Such a document could only have come into effect well after his term of office ended.
  155. Washington’s Secret Agendas
    Imperial Rot

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    One might think that by now even Americans would have caught on to the constant stream of false alarms that Washington sounds in order to deceive the people into supporting its hidden agendas.
  156. WashPost Is Richly Rewarded for False News About Russia Threat While Public Is Deceived
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In the past six weeks, the Washington Post published two blockbuster stories about the Russian threat that went viral: one on how Russia is behind a massive explosion of "fake news," the other on how it invaded the U.S. electric grid. Both articles were fundamentally false.
  157. Waste Caucus
    Organization profile published 1992

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1992
  158. The Waste Makers 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1960   Published: 1967
    Packard criticizes the development of an economy and a society based on deliberate waste.
  159. Waste Management Options Sweap
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
  160. Wasting Away
    The Undermining of Canada's Health Care System

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1993
    Reform has led to lower quality, diminishing employee rights, and more unpaid work for women in the home.
  161. Wasting Our Future
    The Effects of Poverty on Child Development

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1988
  162. WASWANIPI
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1978
  163. Watch: Al Jazeera’s "Massacre at Dawn" Gives Glimpse of Horror in Shujaiya
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Thinking that the footage contained in Massacre at Dawn is just a fraction of the horror makes it even worse. No wonder Israel prevented media from covering the brutality that our people endured there.
  164. Watch How Casually False Claims Are Published: New York Times and Nicholas Lemann Edition
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    We have a perfect example of how this happens from the New York Times today, in a book review by Nicholas Lemann, the Pulitzer-Moore professor of journalism at Columbia University as well as a longtime staff writer for the New Yorker. Lemann is reviewing a new book by Edward J. Epstein -- the longtime neocon, right-wing Cold Warrior, WSJ op-ed page writer, and Breitbart contributor -- which basically claims Snowden is a Russian spy.
  165. Watch the Rope
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1996
  166. Watch Your Back: Chicago Police Bosses Targeted Cops Who Exposed Corruption
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    After Chicago police officers Shannon Spalding and Danny Echeverria filed a whistleblower lawsuit, retaliation against them only intensified.
  167. Watchdog journalism
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A type of investigative journalism. It refers to forms of activist journalism aimed at holding accountable public personalities and institutions whose functions impact social and political life.
  168. The Watchers
    The Rise of America's Surveillance State

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2010
    An exploration of how and why the American government increasingly spies on its own citizens.
  169. Watching the News
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2000
    Watching the news to learn what the media are interested in.
  170. Watching the Pentagon Channel
    The New Socialist Realism

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    The oddest aspect of the Pentagon Channel is how completely they shield their audience - potential soldiers, current soldiers and former soldiers - from what they are defending, which is to say: capitalism.
  171. Water Apartheid in Palestine
    A Crime Against Humanity

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Ayman Rabi on the 2.1 million Palestinians who suffer an artificial water scarcity deliberately created and sustained by Israel’s military occupation and the private Israeli water company Mekorot.
  172. Water Exports: The New Gold Rush?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1991
    Water shortages have become an top issue in the U.S., and it appears the nation will look north of the border for help. In Canada, opposition is growing.
  173. The Water Front
    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 2007
    Follows the heated struggle between residents, water workers and corporate managers in Highland Park, Michigan to spotlight what many of us take for granted - the right to affordable water.
  174. Water in a World of Crisis
    The Price of Thirst: Global Water Inequality and the Coming Chaos

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Book review of Karen Piper's The Price of Thirst: Global Water Inequality and the Coming Chaos.
  175. 'Water man of India' makes rivers flow again
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The revival of traditional rainwater harvesting has restored flow to rivers in India's driest state, Rajasthan - thanks to the tireless efforts of Rajendra Singh, recent winner of a Stockholm water prize.
  176. Water Management conference
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1992
  177. Water War Against the Poor: Flint and the Crimes of Capital
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    If ever one wondered about the efficacy of a state government agency imposing officials on local governments, Flint has answered that question forever. In April, 2014, the state-appointed emergency manager, in order to save money, ordered that the city's water source be changed from Lake Huron to the notoriously polluted Flint River.
  178. Water War in Bolivia
    Against The Current vol. 117

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    ¡Cochabamba! is a window on the potential for liberation, and on the strategic challenges, of our times. Oscar Olivera, one of the key leaders of the struggle, and Tom Lewis, a member of the editorial board of International Socialist Review (U.S.), have done a tremendous service in writing this book. Although some basics of the Cochabamba story and considerations on strategy are recounted here, you can only get the Full Monty by reading the book.
  179. Watergate
    A sceptical view

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1973
    Noam Chomsky asserts that in light of the other telling symptoms of an unhealthy democracy - such as Kissinger's murderous war ambitions - the Watergate scandal should not have come as a shock to even the least cynical. He illustrates why Nixon's small-scale coup attempt and the revelations which followed should not be the focus of skepticism, noting that there are other issues which deserve more attention.
  180. Waterlogged Wealth
    Resource Type: Book
    The traditional response to swamps, marshes and bogs has been to drain them. But wetlands are not wastelands. Coastal marshes are among the world's most productive ecosystems. Maltby examines the value of swamps and marshes, as well as the threats against them, showing how short-sighted this approach is and indicating that positive alternatives are available.
  181. Waterloo Public Interest Research Group
    Organization profile published 1980

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1980
  182. Watermelons Not War!
    A Support Book for Parenting in the Nuclear Age

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1984
  183. Watershed
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1983
  184. Watershed management
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1990
  185. Watkins, Mel
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Canadian political economist and activist. (Born 1932).
  186. Watt-Cloutier, Sheila
    Connexipedia: Article in Library and Archives Canada

    Resource Type: Article
    Inuit leader, activist.
  187. Waving From the Rooftops
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The drug Narcan (Naxalone) has skyrocketed in price due to the heroine and opioide crisis. Political response shows disregard for not only drug addicts, but the welfare and lives of all people under capitalism.
  188. Wawatay News
    Voices of the North

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1977
    Wawatay News is a community newspaper serving the native peoples of north-western Ontario. It contains news of community events and other information important to native people of the North.
  189. Way Beyond Greenwashing: Have Corporations Captured Big Conservation?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The global organic food industry agrees to support international agribusiness in clearing as much tropical rainforest as they want for farming. In return, agribusiness agrees to farm the now-deforested land using organic methods, and the organic industry encourages its supporters to buy the resulting timber and food under the newly devised “Rainforest Plus” label.
  190. This Way Day Break Comes
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1986
  191. The Way the Wind Blew
    A History of the Weather Underground

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1997
  192. The Way We Eat
    Why Our Food Choices Matter

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2006
    The authors make a case for how people's everyday food choices affect others' lives.
  193. Ways and Means
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1983
    Connexions attempts to stimulate practical and theoretical sharing through the Ways and Means section.
  194. Ways of Seeing
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1972
    Seeing establishes our place in the surrounding world; we explain that world with words, but words can never undo the fact that we are surrounded by it.
  195. We all like to save on our taxes
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1989
  196. We Are All Ayotzinapa
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Report on the kidnapping and murder of students in the Mexican state of Guerrero.
  197. We are All Complicit
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    Chomsky responds to Oliver Kamm's critique of his "crude and dishonest arguments". He illustrates that many people remain committed to complicity despite the crimes of the state for which we are all responsible.
  198. We Are All Deplorables
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Those cast aside by the neoliberal order have an economic identity that both the liberal class and the right wing are unwilling to acknowledge. This economic identity is one the white underclass shares with other discarded people, including the undocumented workers and the people of color demonized by the carnival barkers on cable news shows. This is an economic reality the power elites invest great energy in masking.
  199. We Are All Deplorables
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Chris Hedges on American life, politics and religion.
  200. We Are All – Fill in the Blank
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    We should condemn violence and terror, and defend freedom of the press. We should do so on the basis of consistent principles -- in contrast to the mainstream media and politicians, who condemn acts directed at 'us' but condone or ignore crimes committed by 'our side'.
  201. We Are All Leaders 
    The alternative unionism of the early 1930s

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1996
    Contributors to this volume draw on interviews with participants in the events described, first-person narratives, trade union documents, and other primary sources to tell what workers of the 1930s did. The alternative unionism of the 1930s was democratic, deeply rooted in mutual aid among workers in different crafts and work sites, and politically independent.
  202. We Are All Parts of One Another
    A Barbara Deming Reader

    Resource Type: Book
    These essays, speeches, letters, stories, and poems span four decades of writing on women and peace, feminism and nonviolence.
  203. We Are Everywhere
    Resource Type: Book
  204. We are everywhere: The irresistable rise of global anticapitalism 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2003
    Global voices presenting alternative visions of democracy.
  205. We Are Legion
    The Story of the Hacktivists

    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 2012
    A history of Anonymous, the radical "hacktivist" collective that has redefined civil disobedience for the digital age.
  206. 'We are not from another planet': Justice 4 Cleaners campaign and the struggle for recognition
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The ongoing struggle of the SOAS Cleaners for acceptable working conditions and equality in the workplace.
  207. We are NOT the 'Story', It's Not Just Our 21 Kidnapped Passengers
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    On June 30th 2009 Israeli Occupation Forces forcibly boarded the Free Gaza boat, SPIRIT OF HUMANITY, and kidnapped 21 human rights workers and journalists who were on their way to deliver much needed humanitarian and reconstruction supplies to Gaza.
  208. We Are the Face of Oaxaca: Testimony and Social Movements
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2013
    Stephen emphasizes the crucial role of testimony in human rights work, indigenous cultural history, community and indigenous radio, and women's articulation of their rights to speak and be heard. She also explores transborder support for APPO (Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca), particularly among Oaxacan immigrants in Los Angeles.
  209. We Are the Poors
    Community Struggles in Post-Apartheid South Africa

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2002
    Follows the growth of the most unexpected community movements, beginning in one township of Durban, linking up with community and labor struggles in other parts of the country, and coming together in massive anti-government protests at the time of the UN World Conference Against Racism in 2001.
  210. We Are The Soil 
    The Asian Age

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    We are made up of the same five elements — earth, water, fire, air and space — that constitute the Universe. We are the soil. We are the earth. What we do to the soil, we do to ourselves. And it is no accident that the words “humus” and “humans” have the same roots. This ecological truth is forgotten in the dominant paradigm because it is based on eco-apartheid, the false idea that we are separate and independent of the earth and also because it defines soil as dead matter. If soil is dead to begin with, human action cannot destroy its life. It can only “improve” the soil with chemical fertilisers. And if we are the masters and conquerors of the soil, we determine the fate of the soil. Soil cannot determine our fate.
  211. We are the Student Movement?
    Remembering the Rise and Fall of the Canadian Union of Students 1965-1969

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
  212. We Are Wisconsin
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2012
    When a Republican Governor’s bill threatens to wipe away worker rights and lock out public debate, six (extra)ordinary citizens join the growing protest at the Wisconsin State Capitol, and spend the next twenty-six days building a movement that not only challenges the bill, but the soul of a nation.
  213. We Believe the Children
    A Moral Panic in the 1980's

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    A brilliant, disturbing portrait of the dawn of the culture wars, when America started to tear itself apart with doubts, wild allegations, and unfounded fears for the safety of children.
  214. We Blocked The Boat - Oakland 2014
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2014
    For four days straight the San Francisco Bay Area community blocked the Israeli ZIM ship from unloading at the SSA. And today, we salute the rank and file workers of ILWU local 10 for standing with us against Israeli Apartheid by honoring our pickets.
  215. We Blocked the Boat: Oakland 2014
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2014
    Blocking Israel's ship from unloading in Oakland, California.
  216. We Call Them Intuders: Financing Canadian Mining in Africa
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2015
    If you live and work in Canada, chances are you're connected to Candian mining companies through your savings, taxes, CPP contributions, RRSPs and other investments. We Call Them Intruders travels from Canada to Africa and back again to unearth stories from people negatively impacted by some of Canada's largest international mining projects.
  217. "We Called a Strike and No One Came"
    or Confessions of SDSers (An Allegorical Epic with Footnotes)

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1968   Published: 1973
  218. We Can Change the World 
    The Real Meaning Of Everyday Life

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991
    Stratman draws on his experiences as a parent in the Boston school busing battle and later as Washington director of the National PTA, interviews with British coal miners and striking American meatpackers, and wide ranging research and historical analysis, to show that fundamental social change is possible. The key to changing the world he argues, lies in a different view of ordinary people.
  219. We Can Do It!
    A Kid's Peace Book

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1985
  220. We can dream, or we can organize 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The swift rise, and swift crumbling, of the Occupy movement brings to the surface the question of organization. Demonstrating our anger, and doing so with thousands of others in the streets, gives us energy and brings issues to wider audiences. Yes spontaneity, as necessary as it is, is far from sufficient in itself. For all the weeks and sometimes months that Occupy encampments lasted, little in the way of lasting organization was created and thus a correspondingly little ability to bring about any of the changes hoped for. Nor is social media a substitute for mass action.
  221. We Can Get There From Here
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1998
    We pose the following question: Is the capitalist system really meeting our needs or is it undermining our needs by giving us artificial motivators which actually result in feelings of inadequacy and isolation?
  222. We can learn to live free (Clark)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1979
    Give the human race a little credit. We can surely learn to live free, neither dominant nor submissive.
  223. We Can Save Social Programs 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1991   Published: 1992
    We can save social programs by removing unwarranted tax subsidies for corporations and wealthy investors.
  224. We can't go on like this
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The legitimacy of capitalism as a way of organising society has been undermined; its promises of prosperity, social mobility and democracy have lost credibility. But there has been no radical change. The system has repeatedly come under fire, but it has survived. What has happened? What can be done about it?
  225. We Can't Let Britain Become a Vast ISIS Recruiting Station
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The massacre in Manchester is a horrific event born out of the violence raging in a vast area stretching from Pakistan to Nigeria and Syria to South Sudan.
  226. We Can't Save the Economy Unless We Fix Our Debt Addiction
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Our economy has increasingly been financialized, and the result is a sluggish economy and stagnant wages. We need to decide whether to stop the cycle and save the economy at large, or to stay in thrall to our banks and bondholders by leaving the debt hangover from 2008 intact. Without a debt writedown the economy will continue to languish in debt deflation, and continue to polarize between creditors and debtors.
  227. "We don't have films you can eat"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1983   Published: 2005
    An interview with the members of DEC Films, a project of the Development Education Centre. Originally published in Jump Cut, No. 28, April 1983, pp. 37-40.
  228. "We don't have films you can eat"
    Talking to the D.E.C. Films Collective

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1983
    An interview with members of DEC Films, a distributor of progressive films in English-speaking Canada.
  229. We Don't Want Full Employment, We Want Full Lives!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1998
    If a household gets a washing machine, you never hear the family members who used to do the laundry by hand complain that this "puts them out of work." But strangely enough, if a similar development occurs on a broader social scale it is seen as a serious problem - 'unemployment' - which can only be solved by inventing more jobs for people to do.
  230. We Have Still Had It Up to Here: The Year a Movement Was Born
    Mexico's Struggle to End the Drug War Is Unlike Any in the World

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The truth is that Mexican public opinion has never fully swallowed the fiction – believed by many in the United States – that the drug war is somehow about stopping drugs or their abuse. Almost everybody knows that it is primarily a means to enrich the pockets of corrupt politicians and police.
  231. We Just Won't Take It
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 1976
    Film expressing the opposition of the U.A.W. to wage controls.
  232. We Know What Inspired the Manchester Attack, We Just Won't Admit It
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Not blaming Muslims in general but targeting "radicalisation" or simply "evil" may appear sensible and moderate, but in practice it makes the motivation of the killers in Manchester or the Bataclan theatre in Paris in 2015 appear vaguer and less identifiable than it really is.
  233. We Make the Road By Walking 
    Conversations on education and social change

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
    Horton, the founder of the Highlander Folk School, and Freire, a Brazilian education leader, are from two different backgrounds, but their shared views on the use of participatory education in bringing about social change are the basis for this thought-provoking book.
  234. We Must Act Now to Prevent Another Hiroshima -- or Worse
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    Noam Chomsky explains why society should be concerned about the threat of self-destruction, citing, for example, the failure of the Non-Proliferation Treaty.
  235. We Must Be Brave Enough to Admit the War on Terror Simply Not Working
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Amid sorrow of Manchester bombing, UK Labour Party leader explains why actively building peace is requisite for ending such horrific and inexcusable carnage in the future.
  236. We must keep the Arctic clean, wild and free!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The Arctic is a special place, teeming with life, but it is under threat like never before -- not just from climate change, but from oil drilling, industrial fishing and shipping, as receding ice creates now commercial opportunities. We must designate an Arctic Sanctuary where nature can reign undisturbed.
  237. We must speak out 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    Supporting a world-wide appeal to teachers, intellectuals and artists to join the cultural boycott of the state of Israel.
  238. We must start 'shaming' those who lie to us, destroy our climate
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Given how powerless ordinary folk and public interest groups have become, I would like to see people embarrass the hell out of those who take advantage of the public by lying to us, cheating us, or destroying our priceless environment.
  239. We Must Support Detroit's Fight for the Right to Water
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Detroit is shutting off water to 40% of residents to prepare the water system for a corporate buyout. Residents are organizing to resist the water shuttoffs, anti-democratic rule and the demands of Wall Street - but they need our help.
  240. We must win back democracy, even if it takes Hedges' revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    While the banks, elites, and the super-rich have been scrambling to try to hold onto their billions following the UK's shocking vote to exit from the European Union, the anger expressed by the leave side was another emotional cry to end the control that corporations and the elite have over everyday people in many Western countries.
  241. We Need a Much Bigger Leap! John Bellamy Foster on Naomi Klein's 'No Is Not Enough'
    Book review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    There is much to admire in Naomi Klein's new book, but she underestimates the danger posed by Trumpism, and doesn't pose a real alternative. She calls for a Leap, but it isn't high enough or far enough.
  242. We need popular participation, not populism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Wainright dissects the problems with liberal democracy and argues for real democratic self-government.
  243. We need to be told
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    When journalists report propaganda instead of the truth, the consequences can be catastrophic - as one largely forgotten instance demonstrates.
  244. We Need to Talk about Women: The Problem with Western Liberal 'Feminists'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Western women have fought hard and bravely for rights and privileges that were denied to generations of women before them and have made vast strides towards greater equality and representation in society. For this, western women and traditional feminism should be applauded. At the same time, the version of feminism that presently functions in the west -- liberal, consumer, mainstream feminism -- has become problematic.
  245. We need to think about Toilets
    New Internationalist August 2008 - #414

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2008
    A look at the history and facts about toilets. A look at sanitation and employment opportunities surrounding toilets.
  246. We Own the World
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007   Published: 2008
    The whole debate about the Iranian 'interference' in Iraq makes sense only on one assumption, namely, that we own the world. If we own the world, then the only question that can arise is that someone else is interfering in a country we have invaded and occupied.
  247. We Shall Be All: A History of the Industrial Workers of the World
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2000
    A history of the militant labour organization founded in 1905, the Industrial Workers of the World.
  248. We Shall Overcome
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A protest song that became a key anthem of the US civil rights movement.
  249. We shouldn't weep for broke but lying mainstream media
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A report from the Public Policy Forum of Montreal released on January 26 says the Canadian news industry "is reaching a crisis point as the decline of traditional media, fragmentation of audiences and the rise of fake news pose a growing threat to the health of our democracy." Whereas the 1970 report was entitled "The Uncertain Mirror", the new appeal for support is called "The Shattered Mirror."
  250. We stand on guard for whom?
    A study of Corporate Control over Resources in the Northwest Territories and Brazil

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1976
    A study of corporate control over resources in the NorthWest Territories and Brazil.
  251. We Stand with the Teachers of Oaxaca
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    The values and aspirations of teachers and families everywhere are the same: to see the healthy, secure, peaceful development of their students and children to the fullest of their abilities in an environment of mutual support and respect. Everywhere these values and aspirations are under attack: in Mexico, throughout Central and South America, in the United States and Canada, and across the globe.
  252. We Still Have A Heart
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 1977
    In this videotape program, the Dene people tell how their land and political rights have been usurped. They use as examples the coming of the mining and petroleum corporations, and what this has meant for them in terms of political struggle for their land. The videotape focuses specifically on the presentation of the Dene people's position to the federal government in October 1976.
  253. We, the Puerto Rican People
    A Story of Oppression and Resistance

    Resource Type: Book
    Silén restores to his people their history, stolen from them along with their land and independence.
  254. We Want Freedom
    A life in the Black Panther Party

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2004
    Mumia combines his memories of day-to-day life in the Party with analysis of the history of Black liberation struggles.
  255. We Want Our Nickel Back - The Story of Falconbridge
    Resource Type: Slide Show
    "We Want Our Nickel Back" is a slide/tape show produced by the Latin American Working Group which outlines the structures of a multinational corporation, the forces behind it and its impact on the communities where it operates, using Falconbridge as an example.
  256. We Want Zero Interest
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1984
  257. "We Went into the Mall and Began 'Looting'"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    Peter Berkowitz is a long-time Monthly Review subscriber. He was in New Orleans bringing his son Ernesto to begin his freshman year at Loyola when they were caught in the hurricane. Peter and Ernesto spent five days on the street by the Convention Center.
  258. We Were Children 
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2012
    A 2012 documentary film about the experiences of First Nations children in the Canadian Indian residential school system.
  259. We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The black freedom movement is framed in popular memory as distinguished by nonviolent civil disobedience. Yet in multiple southern towns, black people used armed self-defense to protect their communities and lives.
  260. We're Changing
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1982
    Feedback from our readers leads to changes in Connexions.
  261. We're Here, Negotiate
    Periodical profile published 1981

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1981
  262. We've got our eye on you
    US wants to control, and own, the world online

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Edward Snowden not only told the world about US state surveillance of national and personal secrets, he reminded us that almost all the companies surveying us for commercial gain are American.
  263. Wealth: Having It All and Wanting More
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Global wealth is increasingly concentrated in the hands of a small wealthy elite. These wealthy individuals have generated and sustained their vast riches through their interests and activities in a few important economic sectors, including finance and insurance and pharmaceuticals and healthcare. Companies from these sectors spend millions of dollars every year on lobbying to create a policy environment that protects and enhances their interests further.
  264. Wealth, Illth, And Net Welfare
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Wellbeing should be counted in net terms — that is to say we should consider not only the accumulated stock of wealth but also that of “illth;” and not only the annual flow of goods but also that of “bads.”
  265. Wealth in America
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    The greatest wealth transfer in America history goes on – into the bank accounts of the nation's 2% upper crust from the increasingly threadbare pockets of the lower 85% - to the sounds of silence.
  266. Wealth, Income, and Power 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    This document presents details on the wealth and income distributions in the United States, and explains how we can use these two distributions as power indicators.
  267. The Wealthy Banker's Wife 
    The Assault on Equality in Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
  268. The Weapon of Theory
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1956
    Address delivered to the first Tricontinental Conference of the Peoples of Asia, Africa and Latin America held in Havana in January, 1966.
  269. Weaponizing Anthropology
    Resource Type: Book
    A critique of the rapid transformation of American social science into an appendage of the National Security State.
  270. Weapons of Mass Persuasion
    Marketing the War Against Iraq

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2004
    Rutherford, an academic and media critic at the University of Toronto, tries to show how the marketing campaign for the war against Iraq was constructed and carried out with the aid of a compliant media.
  271. Weapons of the Week
    Everyday forms of peasant resistance

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1987
    This picture of the constant and circumspect struggle waged by peasants materially and ideologically against their oppressors shows that techniques of evasion and resistance may represent the most significant and effective means of class struggle in the long run.
  272. Weather Underground Organization
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    An American radical left organization.
  273. Weatherman
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1971
    A history of the Weatherman organization.
  274. The Weavers
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    American folk music quartet.
  275. Weaving Connections, Educating for Peace, Social and Environmental Justice
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2000
    An anthology by Canadian educators.
  276. Web Networks
    Resource Type: Website
    Web Networks is the online home of many non-profit and social change groups in Canada.
  277. Web Networks Community Events Listings
    Resource Type: Website
    Inactive/Defunct Periodical
    No longer doing an event calendar.
    Was at http://action.web.ca/home/wnc/events.shtml
  278. Web of Hate
    Inside Canada's Far Right Network

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1994
    Kinsella asserts that some 40 groups are more dangerous than commonly perceived because of their violence and aggressive recruitment.
  279. WebActive
    What's New in Activism Online

    Resource Type: Website
    Inactive/Defunct Periodical
    A weekly online publication devoted to online activism.
  280. WebCrawler
    Resource Type: Website
    World Wide Web search utility.
  281. Leonard Irving Weinglass
    Against The Current vol. 153

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Len was not a ’60s radical. He was something more unusual, a ’50s radical. He developed his values, critical thinking and world view in a time when non-conforming was rare. He told a newspaper interviewer in Santa Barbara in 1980 that “I would classify myself as a radical American. I am anti-capitalist in this sense — I don’t believe capitalism is now compatible with democracy.”
  282. Weinstein, James
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    American historian and journalist. (1926-2005).
  283. A Welcome Prison Victory at Youngstown
    Hunger Strike on Death Row

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Three death-sentenced men were on hunger strike in Ohio State Penitentiary on January 3 to win the same rights as others on death row in the state.
  284. Welcome to Israel's version of apartheid
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A small scene from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict unfolded last week on a Greek airport runway. Moments before an Aegean Airlines flight was due to take off, three Israeli passengers took security into their own hands and demanded that two fellow passengers, from Israel’s Palestinian minority, be removed from the plane. By the end of a 90-minute stand-off, dozens more Israeli Jews had joined the protest, refusing to take their seats.
    Like a parable illustrating Europe's bottomless indulgence of Israel, Aegean staff caved in to the pressure and persuaded the two Palestinian men to disembark.
  285. Welcome to Israel's version of apartheid
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Moments before an Aegean Airlines flight was due to take off, three Israeli passengers took security into their own hands and demanded that two fellow passengers, from Israel's Palestinian minority, be removed from the plane. By the end of a 90-minute stand-off, dozens more Israeli Jews had joined the protest, refusing to take their seats.
  286. Welcome to Ontario Parks
    Resource Type: Website
  287. Welcome to Orwell's World 2010
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Barack Obama is the leader of a contemporary Oceania. In two speeches at the close of the decade, the Nobel Peace Prize winner affirmed that peace was no longer peace, but rather a permanent war that "extends well beyond Afghanistan and Pakistan" to "disorderly regions and diffuse enemies". He called this "global security" and invited our gratitude.
  288. Welcome to Resisterville: American Dissidents in British Columbia
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
    During the Vietnam War years, thousands of Americans fled north to seek refuge in the West Kootenay region of British Columbia. While some of these migrants were draft dodgers avoiding conscription into the United States army, most were part of an emerging counterculture in search of a more egalitarian, humble, and peaceful society.
  289. Welcome to the Orwellian world of Wildrose, where keeping your promises makes you a liar
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Notwithstanding the unexpected election of a New Democratic Party majority government in Alberta last May 5, 2015, it's pretty obvious a lot of Albertans -- especially the business crowd in Calgary -- still don’t really get this democracy thing.
  290. Welcome to the World’s First Bunker State
    Room for Jews Only in Israel’s ‘Villa in the Jungle’

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The bunker state is almost finished, and with it the dream of Israel’s founders is about to be realised.
  291. Welfare in Canada
    The Tangled Safety Net

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
  292. Welfare Office
    Resource Type: Article
    Trying to get welfare.
  293. Welfare Practices and Civil Liberties
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1976
    Report, based on 2-year survey of welfare recipients and administrators, identifies a number of serious problems.
  294. Welfare Rights Group
    Organization profile published 1980

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1980
    Inactive/Defunct Organization
  295. The Welfare State of America
    A manifesto on building social democracy in the age of austerity

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    A movement to expand the welfare state has the potential to foster a new majoritarian Left coalition. Republicans know this -- that’s why they manipulate the way welfare is perceived at every turn. The reality is that 96 percent of Americans have benefited from government programs, but the Right works hard to hide that fact.
  296. The well-intentioned dolts putting a price on nature are delivering it into the hands of business
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    It’s the definitive neoliberal triumph: the monetisation and marketisation of nature, its reduction to a tradeable asset. Once you have surrendered it to the realm of Pareto optimisation and Kaldor-Hicks compensation, everything is up for grabs. The well-intentioned dolts who produced the government’s assessment, have crushed the natural world into a column of figures. Now it can be swapped for money.
  297. Ida B. Wells
    A Black Woman's Fight Against Lynch Terror

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Born a slave in 1862 in the middle of the Civil War, Ida B. Wells was in the forefront of the fight for black rights in the post-Reconstruction era -- a time of widespread lynch-rope terror when black people, although not returned to slavery, were being solidified as a race-colour caste at the bottom of American society. She refused to accommodate racist reaction in any way and so was anathema to those like Booker T. Washington and his apologists who repudiated militant struggle against the racist status quo.
  298. The Welsh Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Why are radical politics electable in Wales but not in England?
  299. Wendell Berry's Radical Skepticism
    The celebrated farmer and poet shares a message of love in a time of unrest

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    When the celebrated writer, farmer, and elder statesman of the local food movement sat down in front of a sold-out audience at Johns Hopkins University last week, the crowd seemed even more eager than usual to soak in Berry's wisdom in this particularly fraught national moment. The event was a public conversation between Berry and Eric Schlosser, investigative journalist and author of Fast Food Nation, to mark the 20th anniversary of the Center for a Livable Future at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. And many in the audience -- made up of people who care about the work the Center does to study the intersections between food systems, the environment, and human health -- were likely feeling a great deal worried about the fate of the issues about which they care deeply.
  300. We’re A’ Jock Tamson's Bairns*
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    A nation is not a natural community that existed before the state, but that it's the other way round: the state existed first and then proceeded to impose on those it ruled over the idea that they formed a “nation”.
  301. We're All Doing Time
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1985
  302. We're Being Cheated!
    Corporate and Welfare Fraud: The Hidden Story

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1997
    We've allowed our corporate dominated media and politicians to sell us a bill of goods that welfare fraud is a big problem. Meanwhile, corporations continue on their robber baron path, virtually untouched by enforcement of our social rights.
  303. We're facing a new Cold War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The linguist and philosopher on the warped coverage of Putin's Russia and the ways we whitewash our war crimes.
  304. We're Going to Run This City
    Winnipeg's Political left after the General Strike

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Explores the dynamic municipal politics thqt came out of the largest labour protest in Canadian history and the ramifications for Winnipeg throughout the 1920s and 1930s.
  305. We're not celebrating Israel's anniversary
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    We will celebrate when Arab and Jew live as equals in a peaceful Middle East.
  306. We're not having it! $15bn KXL lawsuit shows what's wrong with 'trade deals'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    TransCanada has just made a big mistake by bringing its $15 billion lawsuit against the US government for refusing the Keystone XL pipeline, writes Sam Cossar-Gilbert. The move has exposed the real nature of 'trade deals' like TTIP and TPP - and why all democrats must rally to defeat them.
  307. We're Winning -- Don't Ask Where!
    Roll Over George Orwell, And Give Goebbels the News!

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1992
  308. Wesika: A Journal Devoted to the Land Claims Movement
    Periodical profile published 1976

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1976
    Presents the Indian Land Claims issue from an Indian perspective.
  309. West Bank land belongs to Jews says Israeli judge
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Major Adrian Agassi is a senior Israeli judge who first served in the legal department that oversaw the confiscation of land in the West Bank to build Jewish settlements and was then appointed to the military court that decides -- and almost always denies -- Palestinian appeals against the seizure of their property, and that also rules on legal disputes between Jewish settlers and Palestinians. Judge Agassi maintains that people like himself, a Jew born in Britain, have more right to live in Palestine than people who were born there. He denies, however, that his beliefs affect his ability to make fair and impartial rulings.
  310. West Bengal Women Oppose Giant Dam
    Against The Current vol. 89

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2000
    Maitree is a West Bengal-based network of forty-two women's organizations, NGOs and individual women activists concerned with women's rights. Maitree supports the struggle of the Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) and of the people of the Narmada valley for their right to survive in a manner of their own choosing. Consequently, we express our grave concern at the recent Supreme Court judgment [to permit construction of the Sardar Sarovar dam to proceed], which ignores the problems of rehabilitation and environmental degradation.
  311. West Coast Environmental Law Association (WCELA)
    Organization profile published 1976

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1976
    An "environmental law center" providing legal advice, public education, and the promotion of legal reforms dealing with environmental issues.
  312. West Coast Longshore Strikes, 1923 and 1935
    Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia

    Resource Type: Article
    Strikes by members of the International Longshoremen's Association.
  313. West Coast waterfront strike 1934
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    The 1934 West Coast Longshoremen's Strike lasted eighty-three days, triggered by sailors and a four-day general strike in San Francisco, and led to the unionization of all of the West Coast ports of the United States.
  314. West Germany: Censorship and Repression in the Model State
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1979
    In West Germany, repression is now 'democratically' sanctioned and seen as a model for other countries to adopt.
  315. The West Is Reduced To Looting Itself
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Third World countries were and are looted by being enticed into development plans for electrification or some such purpose. The gullible and trusting governments are told that they can make their countries rich by taking out foreign loans to implement a Western-presented development plan, with the result being sufficient tax revenues from economic development to service the foreign loan.
  316. West Papua: the sago and the palm oil - The Yerisiam people fight
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    How Papua's Yerisiam people are fighting against palm oil expansion and protecting their last sacred sago forest.
  317. West Papua "Will we ever be free"
    New Internationalist April 2002

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2002
    Discusses the effects of the oil industry on West Papua and the people's struggle for freedom and a new form of governemnt after a long history of betrayal. Also looks at West Papuan culture from a tourist's perspective.
  318. West Virginia Mine War of 1912-1913
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A confrontation between striking coal miners and coal operators in Southern West Virginia
  319. Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A popular movement made up of poor and oppressed communities in Cape Town, South Africa, formed in 2000.
  320. Western Capitalism Since the War
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1968   Published: 1970
  321. Western Federation of Miners
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Radical labor union that gained a reputation for militancy in the mines of the western United States and British Columbia.
  322. Western hypocrisy over convictions in Russia of Oleg Sentsov and Alexander Kol’chenko
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Shapinov advocates against the Western disregard for hundreds of criminal cases against oppositionists in Ukraine.
  323. Western Media Responds to Latest Ukrainian Sabotage of Crimea
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Western governments and media have a problem with the right-wing regime that is governing Ukraine. The country's economy is a shambles. Even the regime's own backers in the West acknowledge the country and its economy are hopelessly mired in corruption.
  324. Western Propaganda: So Simple But So Effective
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Western propaganda is actually a perfect apparatus! It is effective and it is almost fully 'bulletproof'. It 'works'!
  325. Westmoreland County Coal Strike of 1910 - 1911
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A strike by coal miners represented by the United Mine Workers of America, is also known as the "Slovak strike" because about 70 percent of the miners were Slovakian immigrants.
  326. The Weston Group of Companies
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1977
    A profile of the Canadian bakery and its extended holdings across North America and around the world.
  327. The West's Looting of Ukraine Has Begun
    Shackled by the IMF

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    It is now apparent that the "Maidan protests" in Kiev were in actuality a Washington organized coup against the elected democratic government. The purpose of the coup is to put NATO military bases on Ukraine's border with Russia and to impose an IMF austerity program that serves as cover for Western financial interests to loot the country. The sincere idealistic protesters who took to the streets without being paid were the gullible dupes of the plot to destroy their country.
  328. Tom Wetzel's home page
    Resource Type: Website
    Articles on socialism, syndicalism, unions, and urban issues.
  329. The Whack 'Em and Stack 'Em Mentality of American Cops
    Killers on the Road

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Killings by police are not a negligible proportion of the United States' firearms death toll. The public apprehension that cops are often borderline psychotic, hair-trigger-ready to open fire on the slightest pretext, virtually immune from serious sanction, is growing apace, fueled by such incidents as the dog slaughter on an interstate.
  330. What a Fair Trial for Saddam Would Entail
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    Chomsky identifies the actors and issues that would have to be included in the Tribunal process if Saddam Hussein were to be given a fair trial in international court. These include key members of the Bush I administration who were active during the years of Hussein's most atrocious crimes.
  331. What a Way to Run a Railroad
    An Analysis of Radical Failure

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1985
    How can the high failure rate of radical projects, in the media and elsewhere, be understood? This book analyses the reasons why many of the key organisations and projects in this sector, which grew up during the 1970s boom in cultural politics, either collapsed or moved into a state of permanent crisis. In attempting to come to terms with this 'history of failure' the key concepts of this movement -- collectivity, internal democracy, participation -- are critically re-examined, and an argument is presented as to how and why radical projects also need to redefine their priorities and take on board questions of efficiency, financial control and marketing if they are to survive.
  332. What a Way to Treat Your Mother: Women and the State of the Planet
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1991
    Our planet is in crisis.
  333. What A.G.A.I.N.?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1975
    Adequate Guaranteed Annual Income and Skid Row.
  334. What About a Right of Reply?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1998
    Concern about press intrusion is overshadowing the need for a 'right of reply' to redress inaccurate and inflammatory reporting.
  335. What about the Greens?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1989
  336. What Americans Have Learnt --and not Learnt-- Since 9/11
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2002
    While the American people seemed to have been shocked into awareness as a result of 9/11, Chomsky still identififes a lack of focus on the relevant issues.
  337. What are Journalists for?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1999
    Does the world you read about bear much resemblance to the one you actually live in?
    Who, or what, really writes the news?
    Are there any facts, or is there only spin?
    Is news inherently conflict-driven?
  338. What are the Leaders Doing?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1919
    It is a revolution with all its externally chaotic development, with its alternating ebb and flow, with momentary surges towards the seizure of power and equally momentary recessions of the revolutionary breakers. And the revolution is making its way step by step through all these apparent zig-zag movements and is marching forward.
  339. What Are the Origins of May Day?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1894
    As long as the struggle of the workers against the bourgeoisie and the ruling class continues, as long as all demands are not met, May Day will be the yearly expression of these demands. And, when better days dawn, when the working class of the world has won its deliverance then too humanity will probably celebrate May Day in honour of the bitter struggles and the many sufferings of the past.
  340. What austerity has done to Greek healthcare
    "What I witnessed appalled me - and brought tears to my eyes"

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The shocking 'austerity'-imposed destruction of Greece's once proud healthcare system is a key reason Greeks have turned to Syriza, finds London GP Louise Irvine in an eye witness account.
  341. What Bakunin said (Jewell)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1979
    Letter quoting Bakunin.
  342. What Bhopal Started
    From Union Carbide to Exxon to BP

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Bhopal marked the horrific beginning of a new era. One that signalled the collapse of restraint on corporate power. The ongoing BP spill in the Mexican Gulf -- with estimates ranging from 30,000 to 80,000 barrels per day -- tops off a quarter of a century where corporations could (and have) done anything in the pursuit of profit, at any human cost.
  343. What Black Lives Matter means for Labor
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    An account and analysis of the centrality of the Black freedom struggle to the working class movement as a whole, arguing that the struggle for Black liberation is a precondition for human liberation generallyand recognizing the deep historical thread connecting the centuries-old struggle for Black freedom in the U.S. and the struggle to organize the working class to fight for workers' power.
  344. What Bradley Manning Revealed
    The Wikileaks Files

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    PFC Bradley Manning is a US Army intelligence specialist who released classified information to WikiLeaks.
  345. What Can I do Right Now?
    Notes from Point Blank School on the Canadian Dilemma

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1969
    Martell is a teacher at Point Blank School, a small free school in the Cabbagetown area of downtown Toronto. Martell discusses the societal dilemma in Canada within the context of his work at the school.
  346. 'What can I Do?'
    Citizen Strategies for Nuclear Disarmament

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
  347. What can the Corbynistas learn from Syriza? 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    As a Corbyn government seems more and more likely, there are clear lessons to be drawn from the Greek experience.
  348. What Choice in 2012?
    Against The Current vol. 158

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The outcome of the November 2012 election is clear: It will be the most vicious and racist in modern U.S. history, and by far the most expensive of all time. Are critical issues at stake in this political year? Absolutely, yes — but not the questions we’ll get to vote on.
  349. What Comes After Capitalism?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Naomi Klein's incisive critique of capitalism is blunted by her unwillingness to point to its replacement.
  350. What Comes Next?: A forum on the end of the two-state paradigm 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    "What Comes Next?: A forum on the end of the two-state paradigm" was initiated by Jewish Voice for Peace as an investigation into the current state of thinking about one state and two state solutions, and the collection has been further expanded by Mondoweiss to mark 20 years since the beginning of the Oslo peace process.
  351. What Comes Next: Towards a bi-national end-game in Palestine/Israel
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Jeff Halper suggests that the best political system to express both the desires of the two national communities of Palestine/Israel for self-determination and of its individual citizens for democracy would seem to be a consociational democracy.
  352. What Corporate Media Never Tells You about North Korea
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    There is a great deal of propaganda and deliberate misinformation about North Korea, which the public should know. While neocons, a cheering corporate media, and Deep State, rush to war with North Korea, information is the ultimate weapon. For example, did you know that North Korea, China, and India, are the only three nations who have committed to a "no nuclear first" policy.
  353. What 'Democracy' Really Means in U.S. and New York Times Jargon: Latin America Edition
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    One of the most accidentally revealing media accounts highlighting the real meaning of "democracy" in U.S. discourse is a still-remarkable 2002 New York Times Editorial on the U.S.-backed military coup in Venezuela, which temporarily removed that country’s democratically elected (and very popular) president, Hugo Chávez.
  354. What Did They Know...?
    Against The Current vol. 153

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    What did they know and when did we know it?
  355. What Die Linke Should Do
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The German right made stunning gains in this month's regional elections. The Left must rise to the challenge.
  356. What Difference Could a Revolution Make?
    Food and Farming in The New Nicarauga

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1982   Published: 1983
    Reports on the dramatic changes brought by the first three years of the Sandinista revolution.
  357. What do the Autonomen want?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1988
    Autonomen are not a faction in the spectrum of anti-capitalist struggle. They are also not the radical wing of the protest movement. Autonomen consider rather each movement an opportunity to gratify their need for self-realization in battle.
  358. What Do the Imperial Mafia Really Want?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2003
    Which is the more remarkable -- that the United States can openly announce to the world its determination to invade a sovereign nation and overthrow its government in the absence of any attack or threat of attack from the intended target? Or that for an entire year the world has been striving to figure out what the superpower's real intentions are?
  359. What Do We Do Now? Building a Social Movement in the Aftermath of Free Trade 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1989
    We have the potential to create a social movement in this country that goes beyond single-issue organizing to work toward an integrated vision of a more just and caring society.
  360. What Does a Reporter Want?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2001
    What does a reporter what when they interview you?
  361. What Does It Mean to Call Dylann Roof a 'Terrorist'?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    It would have been unfathomable a year ago for the phrase "white terrorism" to be used by the mainstream media. This shift in discourse is just one effect of the post-Ferguson moment in which there is a halting national discussion of systemic racism. Terminology matters because changing ideological frames is part and parcel of changing policies, institutions, and structures.
  362. What Does Science Tell Us About Race?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Six points about the complex relation between scientific research and the reality of human group differences.
  363. What Does the Spartacus League Want?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1918
    The proletarian revolution requires no terror for its aims; it hates and despises killing. It does not need these weapons because it does not combat individuals but institutions, because it does not enter the arena with naive illusions whose disappointment it would seek to revenge. It is not the desperate attempt of a minority to mold the world forcibly according to its ideal, but the action of the great massive millions of the people, destined to fulfill a historic mission and to transform historical necessity into reality.
  364. What Every Environmentalist Needs To Know about Capitalism 
    A Citizen's Guide to Capitalism and the Environment

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2011
    A manifesto for those environmentalists who reject schemes of “green capitalism” or piecemeal reform. Magdoff and Foster argue that efforts to reform capitalism along environmental lines or rely solely on new technology to avert catastrophe misses the point. The main cause of the looming environmental disaster is the driving logic of the system itself, and those in power — no matter how “green” — are incapable of making the changes that are necessary.
  365. What everyone should know about repression
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1926
  366. What Ford did to the Ramapough Mountain Indians
    Ford, the feds, the mob: Making a wasteland

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    Ford repeatedly dumped in poor communities and failed to clean up its mess. Documents reveal that Ford executives knew as early as 34 years ago that its waste had contaminated a stream that feeds the Wanaque Reservoir. They show that the company tried to evade responsibility by presenting tainted land as a “gift” to the state. Organized crime played a key role in a vast assault on the environment. An analysis of public records and interviews with truckers who hauled Ford’s waste shows mob-controlled contractors dumped anywhere they could get away with it. They bribed, threatened, even murdered to maintain control of Ford’s trash.
  367. What Future For Canada? A Resource Kit on the Free Trade Issue
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
  368. What Gandhi Says
    About Nonviolence, Resistance and Courage

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2012
    If there has been widespread recognition of Gandhi's role in developing the tactics underpinning the revolutionary upsurges of the past year, few have stopped to examine what Gandhi actually said about the relationship between nonviolence, resistance and courage. Norman Finkelstein, drawing on extensive readings of Gandhi's copious oeuvre and intensive reflection on the way that progress might be made in the seemingly intractable impasse of the Middle East, here sets out in clear and concise language the basic principles of Gandhi's approach.
  369. What Happened - and Didn't: Behind New York's Transit Strike
    Against The Current vol. 124

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    Early on December 20, 2005, Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 100, representing some 33,000 of New York City's subway and bus workers, called a strike. When dawn broke, there was no public transportation in NYC and millions of people walked, hitched rides, rode their bikes, or stayed home.
  370. What Happened to Better Read Graphics?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1976
    Four members of the Better Read Graphics collective (identified only by their initials) explain the political differences which led the collective to decide to dissolve in the summer of 1976.
  371. What Happened to the New Left?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1989
    An exploration of how the 1960s New Left in the United States developed in the subsequent two decades.
  372. What happened to the SWP (U.S.)?
    Recent memoirs stir discussion

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    The goal of socialist political cadres must be the development of a broad team leadership working together in a democratically functioning organization, practically united in strategic perspective and tactical projects, allowing multiple tendencies and pluralism, thus balancing out strengths and weaknesses over time and in different places.
  373. What has happened to the Iranian revolution?
    Has it already run its course into its opposite, counter-revolution? Or can it be saved and deepened?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1981
    The Iranian Revolution has not yet run its course. The Iranian masses have not had their last word.
  374. What have the working classes to do with Poland?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1866
    Engels wrote these articles after controversy developed at the 1865 London conference of the International concerning including a demand for Poland's independence in the upcoming Geneva Congress. In order to substantiate the position of the Central Committee on the "nationalities question," it was necessary to deal with 1) the Proudhonists who contended politics and national liberation movements have nothing to do with the working class, indeed, detracted from real working class issues, and 2) reveal the demagogic essence of the so-called "principle of nationalities" that helped the Bonapartists make use of national movements for their own political ends.
  375. What If America's Leaders Actually Want Catastrophic Climate Change?
    Thinking the Unthinkable

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Our leaders, political and corporate, may be puerile, egocentric greed-heads, but they are not stupid. They surely for the most part recognize that the Earth is heating up and heading at full speed towards ecological, social and political disaster. How else to explain, then, their astonishing unwillingness to take action?
  376. What If Iran Had Invaded Mexico?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    Noam Chomsky reverses roles and questions how America would respond if a threatening invader took over Canada or Mexico in a "liberation" attempt. Would America stand by quietly?
  377. What If ObamaCare was a Fighter Jet?
    Prospering Through Failure

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Like the comically bad roll-out of the Affordable Care Act’s website, the long-delayed and often-rejiggered F-35 program is a costly disaster rife with technological snafus, software problems and repeated contractor incompetence.
  378. What If the Children Dying in Gaza Were Jews?
    They Made Them Do It....

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Let’s do a thought experiment and imagine that the Arabs had gotten the better of the Israelis in the 1948 Arab–Israeli War and after years of conflict, all that was left of Israel was the Gaza strip. Assume for a moment that instead of Palestinians, over 1.8 million Jews were crammed into the 11 mile Gaza strip and the state of Palestine, subsidized and supported by a superpower, was administering the calories to the Jews in Gaza, keeping them to a limit of 2,300 a day.
  379. What in the World is Going On?
    A Guide for Canadians Wishing to Work, Volunteer or Study in Other Countries (2nd Edition)

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
  380. What in the World is Going On?
    Opportunities for Canadians to Work, Volunteer or Study in Developing Countries

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1987
  381. What Indy Media Heroes Can Teach Us
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    Independent journalists should not go silent or soft because of an election result or a change of parties in power.
  382. What is a Coup? Analysing the Brazilian Impeachment Process
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The debate over whether the regime change in Brazil constituted a coup hinges on whether the impeachment process used to depose President Dilma Rousseff had democratic legitimacy or was an illicit use of formal procedures to undermine the popular mandate granted to the Workers' Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores, PT) by the Brazilian people in the last presidential election. Proponents of the view that the impeachment was legal and that this legality confers democratic legitimacy tend to abstract the impeachment process from its lived context. This abstraction leaves the politics behind the regime change opaque and even irrelevant.
  383. What Is a Liberal to Do?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    Seventy percent of African-American voters in California voted for Proposition 8 to ban same-sex marriage. Liberals, however, say that opposing same-sex marriage is a form of bigotry no better than the racism of those who wanted inter-racial marriage to be illegal and Jim Crow laws to remain. How, liberals wonder, can African-Americans--the victims of racism-- switch from being champions of equality to champions of bigotry? It is a true paradox. Liberals, by definition, support the victims of racism. But how can they do that when those very same victims are bigoted against gays? Oh dear! What is a liberal to do?
  384. What is a Revolution?
    A Total Mess

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Ever since the beginning of the Arab Spring there has been much talk of revolutions.
  385. What Is America?
    A Short History of the New World Order

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2008
    "All who delve into American history must contend with a language of misnomer and condescension," Wright states in his author's foreword. "Whites are soldiers, Indians are warriors; whites live in towns, Indians in villages; whites have states, Indians have tribes."
  386. What is an organizer?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1993
    Discusses the organizer's role in democratic organizations.
  387. What is anarcho-syndicalism?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    Libertarian syndicalism interprets liberty as self-management or control over one's life, and believes that freedom for the working class requires the elimination of working class subordination to capitalist or state bosses.
  388. What is Anti-Semitism?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2002
    Inflating the meaning of 'antisemitism' to include anything politically damaging to Israel is a double-edged sword. It may be handy for smiting your enemies, but the problem is that definitional inflation, like any inflation, cheapens the currency. The more things get to count as antisemitic, the less awful antisemitism is going to sound.
  389. What is Class Consciousness?
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1934   Published: 1971
    Critical of what he saw as Marxism's overly materialistic explanations, Reich proposes the perspectives of psychology and psychotherapy could revitalise radical political thought and the socialist movement.
  390. "What is Class Consciousness?" -- A Review
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1972
  391. What is Cohousing
    Resource Type: Article
  392. What is Consensus?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1984
    Consensus evolved from the meeting process of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). It is a non-violent way for people to relate to each other as and in a group. Successful use of a consensus process depends on people understanding the idea and wanting to use it.
  393. What is Economics?
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1916   Published: 1968
    An outline of economics from a Marxist perspective.
  394. What is education for?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    There is a fundamental difference between being a student and being a consumer. Education is not a product but a relationship and a process, a relationship between student and lecturer, and process by which knowledge transforms the individual. When someone buys a car or a hamburger, he or she is purchasing a pre-packaged, readymade commodity to satisfy a specific need. Education is about creating critical thinkers whose skill is precisely the ability to challenge ideas that are pre-packaged or readymade or designed to satisfy such a need.
  395. What is gentrification?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    Both gentrification and disinvestment are processes made up of the activities of certain kinds of social agents or institutions. Landlords, developers, and banks all play key roles. To understand how both decay and gentrification of urban neighborhoods happen, we need to look at the dynamics of capital flows into and out of the built environment.
  396. What is Going On in Spain?
    The End of an Era and the Beginning of Podemos

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Something is happening in Spain. A party that did not exist one year ago, Podemos, with a clear left-wing program, would win a sufficient number of votes to gain a majority in Spanish Parliament if an election were held today.
  397. What Is Important?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1979
    It is necessary to demolish the monstrously false idea that the problems that workers see are not important, that there are more important ones which only "theorists" and politicians can speak about.
  398. What is Libertarian Socialism? 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1977
    Revolution is a collective process of self-liberation: people and societies are transformed through their struggles for freedom and for a better world.
  399. What is Lost in Poles' Memories
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Trukhachev reflects on Polish attempts to re-write the history of the Second World War.
  400. What is Meant by 'Single-Payer' in the Current Discussion of Health Care Reforms During the Primaries?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Single-payer means that most of the funds used to pay for medical care are public, that is, they are paid with taxes. The government, through a public authority, is the most important payer for medical care services and uses this power to influence the organization of health care. The overwhelming majority of developed countries have one form or another of a single-payer system.
  401. What Is Missing From the World?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1998
    The lack of a revolutionary alternative to capitalism has had a very negative effect on people's ability to organize a new movement for change. If there is no alternative to capitalism, then it seems we will forever have to give in to the companies' demands for jointness or pay cuts or two-tier systems and all the other claims made in the name of "competitiveness." With no alternative to capitalism, we cannot oppose its logic.
  402. What is Neoliberalism?
    A Brief Definition for Activists

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1996
    Neo-liberalism is a set of economic policies that have become widespread during the last 25 years or so. Although the word is rarely heard in the United States, you can clearly see the effects of neo-liberalism here as the rich grow richer and the poor grow poorer.
  403. What is Nonviolence Anyhow?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    What is it, this nonviolence? Who gets to define it? A kindergarten teacher is nonviolent when she puts a vase of fresh flowers on her desk and smiles at her little students, right? A young man who publicly refuses to be drafted during an invasion of another country is nonviolent, certainly. How about an old man who writes a letter to the editor arguing for peace on Earth?
  404. What is the "Nuit Debout"?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In late February the Michael Moore-style documentary "Merci Patron!" debuted in a few small cinemas in France. The sleeper hit caught a representative of Bernard Arnault, the CEO of the luxury-goods conglomerate LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy) forking over 35 thousand euros in hush money to a couple who were threatening to go public with their layoff from a garment factory.
  405. What is Objective Journalism?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Despite objectivity being widely accepted as a norm in journalism, Edwards discusses how opinion and bias are still an inherent part of 'reporting the facts.'
  406. What is Public Relations?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2003
    PR should be the guardian of an organization's brand, and that concept of brand is not just reserved for a private sector, product-oriented company. The concept of brand, what an organization is, what is it about, what it wants to say, is the organization's being, and PR is often its protector.
  407. What Is Reproductive Justice?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Reproductive justice means having full control over all aspects of our sexual and reproductive lives, which means an end to all sexual violence.
  408. What is socialism?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The word socialism is the English language's answer to Madonna: consistently topping the popular charts and maintaining its appeal across generations and among ever changing new audiences. It is, according to the Miriam Webster dictionary, the seventh most looked up English word of all time, and in 2015 had more people seeking out its meaning than any other word.
  409. What is Socialist Feminism?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1976
  410. What is Stephen Harper doing to Canada? How can we stop him?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Harper regime has had a toxic effect on Canada. The wealthy are better off, but most Canadians are worse off, and rights and freedoms, democracy, access to information, and science have suffered. How can we stop him? Here is a factsheet which can be downloaded, printed, and distributed as a two-sided flyer.
  411. What Is the Common Good? 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Humans are social beings, and the kind of creature that a person becomes depends crucially on the social, cultural and institutional circumstances of his life. We are therefore led to inquire into the social arrangements that are conducive to people's rights and welfare, and to fulfilling their just aspirations - in brief, the common good.
  412. What is the Cruise Missile and ...Why does the U.S. want to test it in Canada?
    Resource Type: Slide Show
    First Published: 1983
  413. What is the Left?
    Resource Type: Article
    Stephens argues that class struggle is central to overcoming oppression.
  414. What is the New International Economic Order?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1975
    Overview and critique of the New International Economic Order.
  415. What is the Next Left?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    I think it is going to be very difficult to build national organizations that function under the control and as an expression of grassroots movements at this point; however, I think there is some real possibility for accomplishing this at the local level.
  416. What is The Red Menace?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1977
    About The Red Menace, a libertarian socialist publication.
  417. What Is the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a secretive, multinational agreement that, among other things, threatens to extend restrictive intellectual property (IP) laws across the globe and rewrite international rules on its enforcement.
  418. What Is the "Working Class"?
    Against The Current vol. 163

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    I used to hold up signs about “Workers Power” at demonstrations. I rarely do that any more. This is because almost no one understands what “workers power” might mean. They also do not know what “worker” means.
  419. What is to be done with the banks? Radical proposals for radical changes
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Nine years after the outbreak of the financial crisis that continues to produce damaging social effects through the austerity policies imposed on victim populations, it's time to take another look at the commitments that were made at that time by bankers, financiers, politicians and regulatory bodies. Those four players have failed fundamentally in the promises they made in the wake of the crisis – to moralise the banking system, separate commercial banks from investment banks, end exorbitant salaries and bonuses, and finally finance the real economy. We didn't believe those promises at the time, and for good reason.
  420. What is to be Undone
    A Modern Revolutionary Discussion of Classifcal Left Ideologies

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1974
    A massively confused straw-man critique of "marxist" and "anarchist" theories that exist only in the author's head.
  421. What Is Wrong With Multiculturalism? [Part 1]
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Thoughts about iimmigration, identity, diversity and multiculturalism.
  422. What isn't wrong with Sharia law?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    To safeguard our rights there must be one law for all and no religious courts.
  423. What It Takes to Build a Movement 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Activism = self-expression; organizing = movement-building.
  424. What Johnny Shouldn't Read
    Textbook Censorship in America

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1998
  425. What Justice Breyer's Dissent on Lethal Injection Showed About the Death Penalty's Defenders
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Just after 2 a.m. on Monday, June 29, 2015 -- some seven hours before the U.S. Supreme Court would reject the latest challenge to the death penalty in Glossip v. Gross -- former death row prisoner Glenn Ford died in Louisiana. Ford, 65, left prison with stage four lung cancer in 2014, after spending almost 30 years facing execution for a crime he did not commit.
  426. What Kind of Opposition?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    To address the millions of Trump supporters whose lives are devastated by his government... requires building an independent - and yes, socialist - left with uncompromising loyalty to the working class and oppressed people of the United States and the world, not to the liberal wing of capital or the Democratic Party.
  427. What Kind of Revolution
    Resource Type: Book
  428. What Kind of Society Do We Want?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1997
    In a society based on solidarity and trust, the economics of producing and distributing things would be like sharing within a family, rather than buying and selling for profit in a marketplace.
  429. What Makes a Good Story?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2002
    What makes a story interesting is often a combination of the interests of the audience, the interests and abilities of the reporter, and a long history of journalistic tradition.
  430. What Makes a Protest Violent?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The conversation about protest violence has changed but the essential reality remains: the State and its enforcers (public and private) determine what acceptable violence is and what isn’t. This determination is not arrived at according to the nature or degree of the violent acts; it is arrived at according to who is perpetrating said act.
  431. What Makes Alternative Media Alternative?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1997
    Having avidly consumed and helped conceive and produce alternative media for decades, I
    am tired of how vague we are on these issues.
  432. What Makes Americans Proud
    The Anti-Empire Report #152

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Donald Trump thinks that everyone will be impressed that the American military has never been stronger. Lucky for the man … his seeming incapacity for moral or intellectual embarrassment.He’s twice blessed. His fans like the idea that their president is no smarter than they are. This may well serve to get the man re-elected, as it did with George W. Bush.
  433. What Makes Canada Secure?
    Background Document for the Citizens' Inquiry into Peace and Security in Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
  434. What Makes Climate Science Deniers Change Their Minds? A Reddit Confessional Gave Us a Rare Insight
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An AskReddit discussion poses a tantalizing question, "Former climate deniers, what changed your mind?"
    Responses to the query offer a rare glimpse into the processes of how some people switch camps, outgrowing their parents' values, having trans-formative experiences, or being worn-down by continually mounting scientific evidence.
  435. What Makes Mainstream Media Mainstream
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1997
    Noam Chomsky shares his approach to analyzing media and reveals the meaning and consequence of the strategic design of communication.
  436. What Motivated the Boston Bombers
    Why It's Not a Chechen Thing, But All About the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Two young men, brothers who emigrated from Kyrgyzstan twelve years ago with their parents and sisters — high-achieving, “well-assimilated” immigrant men — planted bombs at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring well over 250.
  437. What Needs To Be Done: A Socialist View
    Published in Monthly Review, Volume 61, Number 6 - November 2009

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    What is worth fighting for? Perhaps this severe recession offers us an opportunity to ask this question. This crisis has revealed the rotten foundation of our economy and called into question the neoliberal policies and ideology that have deepened the rot.
  438. What needs to happen to save and rebuild the CBC
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Can the CBC be saved and restored? Probably. But it will take some time and some good luck, as well as some heavy duty political lobbying. It is important that CBC supporters, including those who have fallen by the wayside during the destructive Harper years, unite behind some common goals and pressure the two opposition leaders to commit themselves to restoring the Corporation to its proper role in the country.
  439. What Now?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1912
    We must now give battle on all fronts in the Reichstag to the nationalistic clap-trap that dogged our every step in the election campaign and that lurks in militarism, naval policy, colonialism, threats of war and personal rule.
  440. What Obama's Victory Means About Race and Class
    Against The Current vol. 138

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    There was euphoria in every Black community household November 4. High fives and tears of joy. No one could believe it. It didn’t matter Obama’s politics. A Black man had won! The election of the first Black president of the United States has a dual meaning: social and political.
  441. What Obsessing About Trump Causes Us To Miss
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Since the late eighteenth century, the United States has been involved in an almost ceaseless string of wars, interventions, punitive expeditions, and other types of military ventures abroad – from fighting the British and Mexicans to the Filipinos and Koreans to the Vietnamese and Laotians to the Afghans and Iraqis. The country has formally declared war 11 times and has often engaged in undeclared conflicts with some form of congressional authorization, as with the post-9/11 "wars" that rage on today.
  442. What Our High Schools Could Be...
    A Teacher's Reflection from the 60's to the 90's

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
    Davis, a teacher, activist, reformer, and critic, considers changes that have occurred in the school system in Canada and the U.S., and asks how these changes hurt or help students and society.
  443. What Principles Rule the World?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    According to Chomsky, the Global War on Terror sledgehammer strategy has spread jihadi terror from a tiny corner of Afghanistan to much of the world, from Africa through the Levant and South Asia to Southeast Asia. It has also incited attacks in Europe and the United States.
  444. What privilege analysis doesn't provide
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Reading the ongoing debate on white skin privilege at SocialistWorker.org has author think about a recent fightback that took place where he works. It is a large, publicly funded hospital that cares for a patient population that is as racially and ethnically diverse as its workforce.
  445. What progressive groups must do to defeat, or stymie, the Harper regime
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Canada’s progressive community needs to make some significant changes if it hopes to slow down the assault being carried out on the country by Stephen Harper’s Conservatives and their right-wing allies.
  446. What Really Caused the Implosion of the Occupy Movement - An Insider's View
    Taking a hard look at some of the self-sabotaging behaviors of the left

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    It's a cool night in early October of 2011, the height of Occupy Wall Street. Two months ago I had just moved into my parents' basement, feeling deflated after the end of Bloombergville (a two-week street occupation outside city hall to try to stop the massive budget cuts of that same year), convinced this country wasn't ready for movement. Now I'm in this living room with some of the most impressive people I've ever met, at the shaky helm of a movement that has become part of the mainstream's daily consciousness.
  447. What Really Happened in Gaza
    Israel Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The official storyline is that Israel launched Operation Pillar of Defense on 14 November, 2012 because, in President Barack Obama’s words, it had “every right to defend itself.” The facts, however, suggest otherwise.
  448. What Really Happened to the 1960s
    How Mass Media Culture Failed American Democracy

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2010
    A historical overview, critical analysis, and appraisal of the 1960s. Drawing upon historical and media studies, theories of capitalism and democracy, and in-depth study of the era's social movements, Morgan provides an extremely comprehensive and penetrating analysis of the events and aftermath of the 1960s.
  449. What Really Happened to the Wobblies
    Macho Bravado, Disunity and Repression

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Many young radicals find the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) the most congenial available platform on which to stand in trying to change the world.
  450. What’s up with Bosnia?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Since the beginning of recent struggles in Bosnia, many questions came from Western comrades about their character and what is actually going on. A lot of comrades were dissatisfied with media coverage which didn’t provide enough information.

  451. What Should American Workers Do About Illegal Immigration
    Resource Type: Article
  452. What Should Be Done in Palestine
    Israel Shamir's Talk at the Ankara Conference

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Indeed, the whole story of Palestine is a story of immigrants taking over a country. Such things happen: immigrants from Britain took over North America and Australia. This is a sad thing, but it happened. Now it is not realistic to hope that they will sail back to England - they won't. It is wrong to try and create an 'independent state' for the native Americans - such independent states are called 'reservations'. The right answer is equality for native and immigrant alike. Some Jews would complain that they want a state of their own. We shall answer them: you have built on sand, and a house built on sand can't stand forever. If you want a state of your own without anybody else, find yourself a lonely uninhabited island. Palestine was, and is, populated; the best you can wish is to be equal citizens in Palestine with everybody else.
  453. What Should I Do?
    Selfishness, Happiness And Benefiting Others

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2003
    Motivation is not a problem for anyone who accepts the extraordinary truth contained in Yeshe Aro's ncient prescription for happiness: "On this depends my liberation: to assist others -- nothing else."
  454. What Socialists Stand For
    An introduction to resistance

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1981
    An introduction to socialism which tries to answer questons such as "Isn't it against human nature? Won't it mean an end to democracy? Doesn't it only apply to poor countries?
  455. What Some US Reporters Don't Get About Brazil and the Honduras Crisis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Clueless desk editors like those at the New York Times titled these conflicts "Riots in Honduras." But you don't need to be able to understand Spanish to see and hear that, distinct from rioters, the young people of the neighborhood that came out and violated the military curfew to defend their neighborhood from this police invasion know and have memorized complicated political slogans and rhymes which they chanted in unison. "Riots" are disorganized explosions. This neighborhood, and others like it, however, have been forced by the realities of the coup to organize themselves to a greater extent than ever before.
  456. What the American Media Won't Tell You About Israel
    The savage punishment of Gaza traces back to decades ago.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    An old man in Gaza held a placard that read: “You take my water, burn my olive trees, destroy my house, take my job, steal my land, imprison my father, kill my mother, bombard my country, starve us all, humiliate us all, but I am to blame: I shot a rocket back.”
  457. What the Catastrophic Aliso Canyon Methane Leak Teaches Us About Our Addiction to Fossil Fuels
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    It’s early December, and I'm sitting in a mega-church packed with more than 500 people. They're here to listen to an update on the efforts to contain an enormous natural gas blowout that occurred more than a month before. Gas from the leak is being blown by prevailing winds right into their community of Porter Ranch, in Los Angeles County, CA.
    People are mad.
  458. What the Grocery Defeat Means
    Against The Current vol. 110

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    Exhausted and broke after four-and-a-half months on the picket line, Southern California grocery workers voted overwhelmingly on February 28-29 to accept a two-tier wage and benefits system with a cap on employers' contributions to the health care benefits plan.
  459. What the Left Should be Learning From Iran 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    There are those on the left who mirror neocon thought: They argue that since Washington is in opposition to it, Iran must therefore be considered a 'good' government, worthy of solidarity. Others argue that if the Iranian state offers social programs and even if it only somewhat resists global capitalism then therefore its violent and authoritarian actions can somehow be justified, forgiven or denied.
  460. What the Mainstream Misses: Observations on the Ukraine Crisis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Observations on the Ukraine events of February-March 2014 leading to the overthrow of President Viktor Yanukovych.
  461. What the Media Does Not Say About the Anti-Iran Leaks
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    The media is interested in one and only one subject: advancing the anti-Iran narrative that is advocated by the neoconservatives, the War Party, and the Israel lobby.
  462. What the Media isn't Telling You About North Korea's Missile Tests
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Here's what the media isn't telling you about North Korea's recent missile tests.
    Last Monday, the DPRK fired a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile over Japan's Hokkaido Island. The missile landed in the waters beyond the island harming neither people nor property.The media immediately condemned the test as a "bold and provocative act"
  463. What the Snowden Affair Reveals About US Journalism
    Corporate Media shown to be Rank Propaganda Arms

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The national corporate media is little more than unofficial propaganda arms of the US government.
  464. What the Tamiflu Saga tells us about Drug Trials and Big Pharma
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    We now know the government's Tamiflu stockpile wouldn't have done us much good in the event of a flu epidemic. But the secrecy surrounding clinical trials means there's a lot we don't know about other medicines we take, says Ben Goldacre.
  465. What Then Must We Do? 
    Straight Talk About the Next American Revolution

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2013
    Gar Alperovitzexplains why that the time is right for a revolutionary new economy movement, what it means to democratize the ownership of wealth, what it will take to build a new system to replace the decaying one — and how to strengthen our communities through cooperatives, worker-owned companies, neighborhood corporations, small and medium-size independent businesses, and publicly owned enterprises.
  466. What to do with a tin of beans? Food banks, the left and the movement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Acts of collective practical solidarity are a springboard to participation in campaigning against austerity and the Tory war on the poor.
  467. What Uncle Sam Really Wants
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1993
    Chomsky discusses examples of U.S. intervention and links together events stretching over four decades in regions throughout the world. He provides a quick synopsis of American foreign policy and paints a vivid picture of the realities faced by social movements.
  468. What Was Missing From Coverage of Netanyahu's Speech
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Reading the lead stories on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress about Iran in five prominent US papers – the New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today (all 3/3/15) – what was most striking was what was left out of these articles.
  469. What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Rural Poverty
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Gurly analyzes the institutional reasons behind widespread poverty, depopulation, and unemployment in Jefferson County, Mississippi.
  470. What We Don't Know Will Hurt Us: Ignorance In The Information Age
    Canada Has Changed

    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2015
    The war on knowledge is a war on the health of Canadians. We need a government that will embrace the information age and use evidence to improve our lives. We need a government that has the health of Canadians as its greatest priority. Ten years in, it’s clear that that government is not Stephen Harper’s.
  471. What We Mean By Social Determinants of Health
    International Journal of Health Services, Volume 39, Number 3, Pages 423-441

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008   Published: 2009
    Analyzes the changes in health conditions and quality of life in the populations of developed and developing countries over the past 30 years, resulting from neoliberal policies developed by many governments and promoted by international agencies. Critiquing a WHO report on social determinants of health, Navarro argues that it is not inequalities that kill people; it is those who are responsible for these inequalities that kill people.
  472. What We Owe the Oak Ridge Three
    Memo to Judge: Really??

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    We’ve heard it from the bench in Oak Ridge city courtrooms and from state judges in Clinton, Tennessee. And on February 18 we heard it from a federal judge.
  473. What We Say Goes
    Conversations on U.S. Power in a Changing World: Interviews with David Barsamian

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2007
    In this new collection of conversations with David Barsamian, conducted in 2006 and 2007, Chomsky explores the most immediate and urgent concerns: Iran's challenge to the United States, the deterioration of the Israel-Palestine conflict, the ongoing occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan, the rise of China, and the growing power of the left in Latin America.
  474. What We Say Goes
    The Middle East in the New World Order

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1991
    In response the President Bush's actions in Kuwait, America was deemed by a Catholic weekly in Rome to be "the surly master of the world". Chomsky explores the meaning of this accusation as well as America's vision for the New World Order.
  475. What Went Wrong in Ohio
    The Conyers Report on the 2004 Presidential Election

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2006
    Documents fraud in the 2004 U.S. election.
  476. What Will It Take To Win?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    Our current strategy engages people in an arena - history and events in Palestine/Israel - far from their direct experience. We are the experts on a topic they know little about. We ask people to learn from us about something far away, and to take some local action (like voting for divestment) to express their agreement with us about it. There is a limit to how many people will be interested in doing this. A revolutionary strategy, in contrast, engages people in the arena which they know a lot about, and into which they have tremendous insights from direct personal experience.
  477. What Will the World Inherit From GE Salmon?
    Uncharted Waters

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    It’s true; about 50 percent of the fish we eat are farmed. There is good reason for this as, one by one, the world’s commercial fisheries collapse through overfishing. According to FAO (2010), 70% of the world’s large commercial fisheries have either failed or are not far from it.
  478. What Would it Mean to Win?
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2010
    Where is the movement today? Where is it going? Are we winning? The authors of the essays in this volume pose these and other momentous questions.
  479. What would Rosa Parks do today?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    If Rosa Parks was taking action against transit racism today, she likely wouldn’t talk about segregated seating. Instead, she would be calling attention to disappearing service and unaffordable fares in communities that need transit the most.
  480. What's Canada Doing in Brazil?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1977
    This paper traces the historical relationship of Canadian based corporations in Brazil.
  481. What's the Matter with the System?
    Against The Current vol. 137

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
  482. What's Wrong With Multiculturalism?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    My view is that both multiculturalists and their critics are wrong. And only by understanding why both sides are wrong will we be able to work our way through the mire in which we find ourselves.
  483. Whatever Happened to Al Jazeera?
    All the News That's Fit to Slant

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    In Al Jazeera’s early days in the mid and late 1990s, the channel took on taboo subjects and proudly challenged the status quo. In recent months, however, Al Jazeera has begun to change course. It has deviated from its journalistic responsibilities in Libya, and is now completely losing the plot with Syria. The channel is in urgent need to revisit its own code of ethics.
  484. Whatever Happened to High School History?
    Burying the Political Memory of Youth, Ontario: 1945-1995

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1995
    A look at how high school history was taught between the 1940's and 1990's, and subsequent decline iof the discipline that used to be a core subject in Canadian secondary education.
  485. Whatever Happened to the Sexual Revolution?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1986
    What would a future anthropologist make of the bizarre and seemingly contradictory assortment of information on sexuality available today?
  486. What's all the fuss about the veil?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    It is impossible to address the status of women under Islamic laws and defend women’s rights without addressing and denouncing the veil. And this is why the veil is the first thing that Islamists impose when they have any access to power.
  487. What's at stake in Copenhagen
    The crucial debates at Copenhagen

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Tere is no chance of achieving binding greenhouse gas reductions within the current framework for an agreement. Instead the problem is being redefined to fit the business-as-usual assumptions of neoliberal economics.
  488. What's Behind Detroit Happy Talk?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A critical analysis of Detroit's so-called recovery from bankruptcy.
  489. What's Behind the Economic Upturn?
    Against The Current vol. 108

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    The Department of Commerce announced on October 30 that the U.S. economy had grown at a 7.2% annual rate in the third quarter of 2003. Since these statistics are constantly being revised, one wonders what they really mean.
  490. What's Class Got to Do With It?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Unsettled by Donald Trump's bigotry and xenophobia, liberal pundits have struggled to understand his improbable anointment as the nominee of the Republican party. Many have sought answers in the experience and behaviour of the white-working class, the bedrock of Trump support.
  491. What's Driving Chaotic Dismantling of Canada's Science Libraries?
    Scientists reject Harper government claims vital material is being saved digitally

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Scientists say the closure of some of the world's finest fishery, ocean and environmental libraries by the Harper government has been so chaotic that irreplaceable collections of intellectual capital built by Canadian taxpayers for future generations has been lost forever. Many collections ended up in dumpsters while others such as Winnipeg's historic Freshwater Institute library were scavenged by citizens, scientists and local environmental consultants. Others were burned or went to landfills.
  492. What's Driving Got to Do With It? How the DMV is Conscripted to Do the Dirty Work of the Criminal Justice System
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In the aftermath of the Ferguson, Missouri protests of the death of Michael Brown in 2014, articles were written about the exorbitant fines assessed against residents of Ferguson, mostly minorities, and how these fines both led to and exacerbated a cycle of incarceration and poverty.
  493. What's in a name? In a racist society, everything
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    In our society refusal to contemplate a relationship with a person from another ethnic or religious background is described and denounced as racism or bigotry. In Israel it is protected by law.
  494. What's Left? Environmentalists and Radical Politics
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
    Environmentalist activism as radical practice.
  495. What's Left of Queer?: Immigration, Sexuality, and Affect in a Neoliberal World
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    We need to refuse the narratives of abjection that are routinely forced upon us. They only render us immobile creatures, begging for help. We are all neoliberals now. We're all selling our bodies, our lives, our stories to the media and to provide comfort to ourselves. Those stories have to be challenged and reworked or we lose sight of the larger story of economic exploitation, at our peril.
  496. What's Left: Radical Politics and the Radical Psyche
    Resource Type: Book
  497. What's Next for Cuba?
    Interview

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Interview with Janette Habel conducted by Jerome Latta and published online by the Left Front in France, December 26, 2014.
  498. What's really at stake at the Paris climate conference now marches are banned
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The decision to ban demonstrations at the Paris Climate Conference in the wake of the attacks will marginalize those who are most affected by climate change.
  499. What's Really Happening in Venezuela?
    Shadows of the Weimar Republic

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    An analysis of the 2014 civil unrest in Venezuela.
  500. What's Scarier: Terrorism, or Governments Blocking Websites in its Name?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The French Interior Ministry ordered that five websites be blocked on the grounds that they promote or advocate terrorism.
  501. What's the Border Fence Good for? Subsidizing Mexican Scrap Metal Entrepreneurs
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    It was obvious from the very beginning that Bush's push for a border fence was nothing more than a political show to boost Republicans' creds with their base.
  502. What's the Matter with Kansas? 
    How Conservatives Won the Heart of America

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2004
    Explores the rise of conservative populism in the United States through the lens of Frank's native state of Kansas. According to his analysis, the political discourse of recent decades has dramatically shifted from the class animus of traditional leftism to one in which "explosive" cultural issues, such as abortion and gay marriage, are used to redirect anger towards "liberal elites."
  503. What's the Matter With That Union Boss?
    The Real Yes Men

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Why do the most right-wing politicians and corporate news outlets always use the term “union boss”? Because the worst thing they can think of is to say the leader of a labour organization acts like a capitalist? Or the capitalist’s lackey?
  504. What's the Sexual Health of the Nation?
    Sex, Lies and the Great Recession

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    What happens to pleasure during a period of social crisis? Sex may be the best way to determine the true pulse of the nation.
  505. What's Wrong With Front Yard Parking?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1994
    The negative effects of front yard parking are significant, and affect us all. The benefits are small, and go only to a few.
  506. What’s Wrong With Identity Politics (and Intersectionality Theory)? 
    A Response to Mark Fisher's "Exiting the Vampire Castle" (And Its Critics)

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Identity, like an occupation, is a trap, because it curtails human potential and bars workers from participation in the social totality as fully developing individuals. Identities are reified social categories from which we should emerge, not within which we should be compelled to remain. The problem with identity politics, then, is that it is one-sided and undialectical. It treats identities as static entities, and its methods only serve to further reify those categories. It aims to liberate identity groups (or members thereof) qua identity groups (or individuals), rather than aiming to liberate them from identity itself.
  507. What's Yours Is Mine
    Against the Sharing Economy

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    Through original empirical research, What's Yours is Mine shows that the friendly language of the sharing economy actually masks a darker reality.
  508. What's Yours Is Mine
    Against the Sharing Economy

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    The news is full of their names, supposedly the vanguard of a rethinking of capitalism. Lyft, Airbnb, Taskrabbit, Uber, and many more companies have a mandate of disruption and upending the "old order." But this new wave of technology companies is funded and steered by very old-school venture capitalists. And in What’s Yours Is Mine, technologist Tom Slee argues the so-called sharing economy damages development, extends harsh free-market practices into previously protected areas of our lives, and presents the opportunity for a few people to make fortunes by damaging communities and pushing vulnerable individuals to take on unsustainable risk. Drawing on original empirical research, Slee shows that the friendly language of sharing, trust, and community masks a darker reality.
  509. The Wheat Trap
    Bread and Underdevelopment in Nigeria

    Resource Type: Book
    This book examines how bread, introduced as a luxury in colonial Nigeria, has become the cheapest staple food, and how Nigeria is now caught in a "wheat trap": the need to import increasing quantities of the grain, but - with failing oil revenues - a declining ability to finance them. The authors examine the oil-boom policy of unrestricted food imports and its effects on domestic food production.
  510. The Wheatgrass Mechanism
    Science and Imagination in the Western Canadian Landscape

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
  511. The Wheel Has Come Full Circle
    What Went Wrong: The Nicaraguan Revolution: A Marxist Analysis

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Dan La Botz's What Went Wrong: The Nicaraguan Revolution: A Marxist Analysis.
  512. Wheel of Fortune
    Work and Life in the Age of Falling Expectations

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1995
    Jamie Swift combines sharp-eyed journalism that brings out the nuances of daily life with a penetrating analysis of jobless recovery. He describes the emerging world of work through the eyes and experiences of people in Kingston and Windsor -- two Ontario cities with roots in the pre-industrial past, places poised for the post-industrial information age.
  513. When 9/11 Conspiracy Theories Go Bad
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2002
    Aren't these conspiracy theories too silly to address? That should be the case. But, sadly, they do attract people.
  514. When a Radio Host Interviews a War Criminal, Is It Churlish to Ask About His War Crimes?
    A letter to New York's popular WNYC-NPR radio host Brian Lehrer

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An open letter to NPR radio host Brian Leher, critizing the host for not providing greater context and background for his guest Elliott Abrams, who was a go to-guy for U.S.-funded terrorism, and helped arrange the overthrow of democratically elected governments throughout Latin America and the Middle East.
  515. When Bad Things Happen to Good Spokespeople: Handling Tough Interviews
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2000
    How to handle problems that arise in a media interview.
  516. When BBC Calls, Don’t Answer..
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    In any event, my advice to the media savvy, is that if you have caller ID, and you can tell that it is BBC calling, don’t bother answering. I hope I have the good sense to follow my own advice should the phone ever ring again!
  517. When Canada Invaded Russia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The corporate media presents Russia as militaristic but ignores Canada’s invasion of that country.
  518. When Chinese Labor Strikes
    China on Strike

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Book review of Hao Ren's edited volume China on Strike.
  519. When Chomsky Wept 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    A portrait of Noam Chomsky.
  520. When Clearcuts Kill
    Logging and Landslides

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Jeffrey St. Clair and Alexander Cockburn on the linkages between corporate logging and deadly landslides and the broader corporate mantra of privatizing profits and socializing the losses.
  521. When Congress is a Verb
    Bioregionalism in action

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1988
    Author believes that the bioregional movement is not about rebellion - merely responding to authority - but about resistance - being in it for the long haul, and talks about its achievement and potential to overcome contradictions which have plagued other social movements.
  522. When Corporations Rule the World
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1995   Published: 2001
    Kortens' book is an examination of the growth of corporate power from its beginnings in the 17th and 18th to its entrenchment in American society in the 19th.
  523. When Deep States Collide
    Turkey's Hesitancy Exposes Its Agenda

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    It's no secret that members of the so-called coalition against ISIS have been less than enthusiastic about substantive military action as the bulk of the airstrikes so far have been executed by the United States.
  524. When Did We See You Hungry?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1977
    Inactive/Defunct Periodical
    An educational leader kit designed to focus the theme of food.
  525. When do we eat?
    Resource Type: Slide Show
    First Published: 1979
    A locally produced slide-sound show which relates the world food crisis to Saskatchewan. Who controls what happens to world food supplies? and how is food being used as a political weapon? The Rome Food Conference is the focus of the show.

  526. When Does Criticism of Islam become Islamophobia?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Basic points that undergird about the relationship between criticism, Islam and Islamophobia. We should stop being so obsessed by the distinction between legitimate criticism and Islamophobia, and start thinking about how an obsession with both Islam and Islamophobia distorts our culture and our debates.
  527. When Drones Come Home to Roost
    Monsters, Human and Mechanical

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    The use of remote-controlled killing machines by the United States guarantees that in the future these same technologies will be used to strike targets in the U.S.
  528. When Food Kills
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2003
  529. When Free Speech Becomes Dead Silence - The Israel Lobby And A Cowed Academia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The sudden cancellation of an academic conference on Israel, as well as the lack of outcry from 'mainstream' media, demonstrates once again the skewed limits to 'free speech' in 'advanced' Western democracies.
  530. When Freedom Was Lost
    The Unemployed, the Agitator, and the State

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
    The struggles of unemployed workers against the Canadian state in the 1930s.
  531. When Freedoms Collide
    The Case for Civil Liberties

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
    Civil liberties are proclaimed as important in our society, but in reality they are under constant attack.
  532. When Hate Groups Come to Town
    A Handbook of Model Community Responses

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1986
    A handbook for dealing with hate groups in communities across North America, dealing with the nature of such groups and how they work and how communities can band together to combat them.
  533. When History Knocks
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Naomi Klein is a longtime movement and media icon, a gifted synthesizer and popularizer who, over the past two decades, has been a leading chronicler of anti-corporate, anti-globalization, and anti-capitalist social movements.
  534. When & How to Hold a News Conference
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2002
    So before you decide to call a news conference, make sure that the circumstances meet ALL of the criteria.
  535. When Human Beings Are Illegal
    Against The Current vol. 136

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    Once the government assumes the task of separating citizens from "impossible subjects," historian Mae Ngai points out, "the border" is everywhere, not just between countries. Thus, the border has come to the Midwest. In the two years since the immigrant rights marches of spring 2006, there have been federal ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) raids of workplaces, especially meatpacking plants, in Minnesota, Iowa, and Nebraska.
  536. 'When I Go to Work, I Expect to Be Killed:' The Terror of Being A Fisherman in Gaza
    Palestine Speaks: Voices from the West Bank and Gaza

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Approximately 4,000 Gazan fishermen rely on access to the open waters of the Mediterranean to make a living. Because of punitive restrictions imposed by Israel, the Gazan fishery has virtually collapsed. Over 90 percent of Gazan fishermen are living in poverty and dependent on international aid for survival. To pursue fish beyond the permitted range means to risk arrest, the confiscation of fishing boats, or even shooting by the Israeli navy.
  537. When in Doubt, Do Both
    The Times of My Life

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1994
    Macpherson chronicles the stirrings that led to the modern women's movement in Canada, including the Royal Commission on the Status of Women in 1967.
  538. When Is Direct Military Intervention Not Direct Military Intervention?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Since 2014, according to official Pentagon figures, the US has carried out 5,337 airstrikes in Syria. Yet the New York Times continues to pretend that the U.S. has not intervened militarily in Syria.
  539. When Israel's friends in Labour advocated genocide
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Every so often Labour Friends of Israel pays tribute to Richard Crossman, an early activist with the British pressure group and one of the best known British politicians of the mid-20th century. The tributes to the late cabinet minister are not entirely informative.One detail that tends to be omitted is that, when it came to Palestine, Crossman advocated genocide.
  540. When Joan Baez Listened
    Do Try This at Home

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    I have a bat in my belfry about reaching out to people who dislike us and with whom we disagree but without whom no serious “grass roots movement” is possible. That is, by talking to anti-choice zealots, Obamacare haters, Tea Party crazies, racists etc. The notion of our crossing over the ideological abyss seems odious to a lot of people I know who see The Other Side as a bunch of RedNeck Ignorant Morons. That rigid mindset will get us far, yes? On the other hand there’s the “Joan Baez tactic”.
  541. When journalists forget that murder is murder
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2001
    When Israelis are involved, our moral compass, our ability to report the truth, dries up.
  542. When Madness Swept the Mediterranean
    A Review of “Smyrna: the Destruction of a Cosmopolitan City”

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    What was so unique about this Mediterranean port in the Ottoman Empire, which even today, 90 years after the Destruction is still linked to a joie de vivre during the good times and dirges for the Destruction that came so suddenly in September 1922?
  543. When Marxism is Kids' Stuff
    Little Red Readings: Historical Materialist Approaches to Children's Literature

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Book review of Angela Huber's Little Red Readings: Historical Materialist Approaches to Children's Literature.
  544. When Men Become Gods
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1978
  545. When Miners March
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2010
    Complete with previously unpublished family photos and documents, When Miners March is an extraordinary insiders account of the uprising by coal miners that defined the West Virginia Mine Wars of the 1920's.
  546. When oil is more important than life
    Oil exploitation leaves trail of pollution and death in the Peruvian Amazon

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The dumping of oil waste into the waters of the Marañón, Corrientes, Pastaza and Tigre rivers and the Amazon forest is producing fatal consequences for the local population, mostly to the Kukama ethnic group. The responsible are well-known oil companies, but the Peruvian authorities have not acted with timeliness, making them responsible as well. For years, victims have protested against pollution and violence, but the oil business has always had the upper hand.
  547. When Pete Seeger Faced Down the House Un-American Activities Committee
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Amid all the tributes and accolades to Pete Seeger today, it’s easy to paper over the extent to which his career was almost destroyed by associations with communism and his refusal to testify to Congress about his time in the Communist Party.
  548. When Phoenix Came to Thanh Phong
    Bob Kerrey and War Crimes as Policy in Vietnam

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    On May 16, 2016, former Nebraska Senator Bob Kerrey was named chairman of Fulbright University, a US-backed college with ties to the State Department in Ho Chi Minh City. During his recent visit to Vietnam, President Barack Obama heaped praise on Kerrey, a former Navy SEAL who served in Vietnam from 1967 to 1969. What Obama failed to mention is that Kerrey also supervised one of the most atrocious war crimes of that ghastly war.
  549. When Plutocrats Blame the Poor
    Hard Times Redux

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The image of the self-made man has always been a fiction concocted for the edification of the poor, not a concrete policy prescription, as should be clear by now from the behavior of our very own ‘self-made’ caste of plutocrats.
  550. When Populism is Dangerous for Democracy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    George Galloway’s stunning victory in last week’s Bradford West by-election afforded a rare opportunity to witness naked imbalance, establishment scorn of any challenges, and blatant anti-Muslim propaganda in the corporate British media.
  551. When Progressives Start Abandoning Free Speech
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In the wake of attacks in Charlottesville, Virginia there were a number of rallies in Canadian cities. The anti-racist counter-demonstrators hugely outnumbered their rally opponents, constituting phenomenal public solidarity against racism. There was much to be cheered in these events. One thing dampened this amazing response. It was how, for some, denouncing hate slid into denouncing speech rights and into dangerous calls for governments to prevent rallies.
  552. When Push Comes to Shove 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    When the police are ordered to move against the OWS demonstrators, we must move to counter the police. Our response should be that workers in all different kinds of jobs act immediately to interrupt business as usual-regardless of what union leaders say or do. For example, transit workers should refuse any request to assist in the transport of individuals who are arrested. Truck drivers should refuse all deliveries to city agencies-other than those providing health care or emergency services. The more interruptions, the better!
  553. When Qaddafi Was Our Friend
    The CIA's Libyan Helpers

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    It was counterterrorism cooperation, together with Qaddafi’s abandonment of his nuclear ambitions, that cemented U.S./Libyan ties. Qaddafi’s intelligence services opened their files to the CIA, were given CIA training, and took in the CIA’s prisoners.
  554. When Radicals Beat the Two-Party System
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Today, you cannot vote for peace, justice, and environmental sanity within a system predicated on serving the war industry, the wage system sustained by the prison-industrial complex, and deliberate obliviousness to the natural world. Slavery presented the abolitionists with exactly the same problem.
  555. When 'Salihan' took on the Raj
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Rural Indians were both the foot soldiers of freedom and the leaders of some of the greatest anti-colonial uprisings ever seen. Countless thousands of them sacrificed their lives to rid India of British rule. And many who lived through great suffering to see a free India were mostly forgotten soon after. From the 1990s onwards, p. Sainath recorded the lives of several of the last living freedom fighters.
  556. When She Was Bad
    Violent Women and the Myth of Innocence

    Resource Type: Book
    Patricia Pearson re-examines the notion that women are the passive victims of violence. With statistical studies she shows that women inflict 50% of the violence against children and the elderly; they are responsible for the majority of infanticides and about half the assaults aginst partners or spouses. She says that when we do come face to face with female violence we whitewash it (Aileen Wuornos being one example, Lorena Bobbitt being another). She makes the case that if we don't take a serious look at female aggression and what we think we know about it we put more people at risk.
  557. When Soldiers Resist
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Let's remember the courageous war resisters who said no to the slaughter in Vietnam.
  558. When the Alt-Right Hits Campus
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Under the auspices of the "Alt Right" and its wannabe hipster version of white nationalism, the University of Michigan community was subjected to a bombardment of racist hate that many of us thought relegated to the pre-Obama past.
  559. When the Prisoners Ran Walpole 
    A true story in the movement for prison abolition

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2008
    In the months before they took over running the Walople maximum-security facility in 1973, prisoners and outside advocates created programs that sent more prisoners home for good. This account reveals what can happen when there is public will for change and trust that the incarcerated can achieve it.
  560. When the State Trembled
    How A.J. Andrews and the Citizens' Committee Broke the Winnipeg General Strike

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2010
    Recovers the story of how the business elite-led Citizens' Committee of 1000 crushed the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919.
  561. When the UAW Was Young
    Against The Current vol. 131

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    An interview with Erwin and Estar Baur.
  562. When the Unimaginable Happened
    Mandela: the Movie

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Mandela: the Movie is a very accurate film, depicting what actually happened in South Africa, and one cannot help thinking about it again and again.
  563. When the Work's All Done This Fall
    The Settling of the Land

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
    Excerpts from eighteenth- and nineteenth-century writings that touch on Canadian agriculture.
  564. When They Lock Up the Truth: Khadija Ismayilova and the Latin America Connection
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Azerbaijan, a former Soviet country with remarkable oil and gas reserves has been controlled for decades by the Aliyev family.
  565. When Thoughtful People Think Illogically
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    This man with whom I corresponded believes Sandy Hook and the Boston Marathon were staged and that those involved, even the children, are "crisis actors" -- employed by a government whose aim is seizing guns, passing gun control laws, and creating a climate of fear. I asked about hospital staff, those who treat the injured and the spokesperson that provides information about a patient's condition. His answer, "Crisis actors."
  566. When to Contact the Media
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    Advice on when to contact the media.
  567. When War Passes for Foreign Policy
    Who Will Pay the Price?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    “Take the profit out of war,” said activist Kevin Zeese, “and you take out war.” His audience was made up mainly of U.S. war veterans gathered in New York to observe — and protest — the 11th anniversary of the conflict in Afghanistan.
  568. When Water is a Commodity Instead of a Human Right
    The Agony of Detroit

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The shutoff of water to thousands of Detroit residents, the proposed privatization of the water system and the diversion of the system’s revenue to banks are possible because the most basic human requirement, water, is becoming nothing more than a commodity.
  569. When We Fight, We Fuck Shit Up: Keystone XL and Delegitimizing Fossil Fuels
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Keystone XL had become a household name when over 1200 people participated in two weeks of sit-ins at the White House demanding that Barack Obama reject the pipeline.
  570. When White Supremacists March
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The rally, featuring white nationalist groups such as the Nationalist Front and the League of the South as well as white supremacist "superstars" like Richard Spencer and David Duke projected violence from its first moments.
  571. When Will Co-opted Figures and Board Members Be Hauled into Court?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    They promote the message that their products are essential to our survival. They promote a fundamentally ecologically, socially and economically damaging model of agriculture facilitated by Washington, the World Trade Organization, World Bank and International Monetary Fund.
  572. When will Palestinians learn? Turning to international law isn't the answer - just ask America and Israel
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Throw an old dog a bone and sure enough, he'll go chasing after it. So it is with "Palestine's" request to join the International Criminal Court.
  573. When Will the Media Really Get Polyamory?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Why do the media so often miss the mark when they write articles or do a feature on polyamory? Why do so many approach the subject with a ready-made idea of what they are looking for?
  574. When Will We See Tanks in Barcelona?
    Against The Current vol. 161

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The current situation in Spain regarding an independent Catelonia.
  575. When Women Rebel
    The Rise of Popular Feminism in Peru

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
    Peru is a country in which women, many of them of Incan descent, are leading the struggle to maintain their native earth, language and culture. This book includes a fascinating description of the Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) movement, which has been waging a guerilla war against the encroachment of modern-day capitalism on the mountain strongholds of the Incan People.
  576. When workers' own time begins
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Marx took a long view of realizing freedom in a positive sense. Capitalism, in Marx’s day, used up three generations of workers in a single generation of working days without time limits. The struggle for the eight-hour day spread across the U.S. after the victory over slavery in the Civil War. Marx then traced the generations-long struggle for a normal working day.
  577. Where Did Britain's Racists Go?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A year ago Britain voted to exit the European Union. Anyone who wanted to leave the EU was deemed to be a racist, a caveman, an irrational nationalist and even a drunk fool. However today – exactly one year later, some are talking about a "soft" Brexit or even no Brexit. Has Britain changed so much in a year?
  578. Where Did Our Red Love Go?
    Red Love Across the Pacific: Political and Sexual Revolutions of the Twentieth Century

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Book review of Paula Rabinowitz's, Ruth Barraclough's, and Heather Bowen-Struyk's Red Love Across the Pacific: Political and Sexual Revolutions of the Twentieth Century.
  579. Where Did the Antiwar Movement Go?
    War, Sunny Side Up, and the Summer of Slaughter (Vietnam and Today)

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Let me tell you a story about a moment in my life I'm not likely to forget even if, with the passage of years, so much around it has grown fuzzy. It involves a broken-down TV, movies from my childhood, and a war that only seemed to come closer as time passed.
  580. Where Do Postmodernists Come From?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1995
    Eagleton argues that left intellectuals have adopted postmodernism out of a sense of having been badly defeated, a belief that the left as a political tendency has little future. Culturalism, he argues, involves an extreme subjectivism combined with a deep pessimism, a sense that it isn't worth the effort to learn about the world, to analyze social systems, for instance, because they can't be changed anyway.
  581. Where do We Go From Here?
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1977
  582. Where does ISIS come from?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A review of Abdel Bari Atwan, Islamic State: The Digital Caliphate.
    Rosa Luxemburg said that capitalism would end in either socialism or barbarism. Looking at the Middle East, as hopes of democracy and social justice have been dashed by counter-revolution and violence, and at the West’s depictions of Islamic State or ISIS, barbarism might seem to have triumphed. Abdel Bari Atwan, editor for 25 years of the Arabic daily AlQuds AlArabi and now running the news website Rai al-Youm, is well placed to give an informed account of the origins, ideology and spread of ISIS.
  583. Where Does ISIS Get Those Wonderful Toys?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Indeed where do ISIS and al-Qaeda get those wonderful toys we so often see these days triumphantly bedecked with black flags? The ultimate source of virtually all of the jihadists' gear are the deep pockets of the United States government and its client states. Uncle Sam is the veritable Bruce Wayne of Jihad. This was basically admitted in a recently disclosed Defense Intelligence Agency report. But anyone who bothered looking into it could have known this long ago, even if restricting one's self to mainstream sources.
  584. Where has all the rage gone?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    In 1968, fury at the Vietnam war sparked protests and uprisings across the world: from Paris and Prague to Mexico. Tariq Ali considers the legacy 40 years on.
  585. Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio?
    The Anti-Empire Report

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The double edged sword of declaring war and fighting "terrorism".
  586. Where Heaven Meets Hell
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2011
    Drawing strength from their families and their Muslim faith, Indonesian sulfur miners face gruelling labour and treacherous conditions on an active volcano, while struggling to overcome the desperate poverty and illiteracy that plague their community.
  587. Where Is Indonesia Going?
    Against The Current vol. 87

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2000
    For both admirers and critics of Indonesian President Abdurrahman Wahid, the picture is disturbing: At the presidential palace in Jakarta there are signs of a new “royal court” in the making. Officials converse in Javanese, not the national language Bahasa Indonesia; Wahid himself borrows from mysticism and ancient tracts to plot political strategy; and family and friends are acting as gatekeepers and facilitators, in some cases for businessmen hoping to curry favor. Some analysts describe it as a form of “benign Suhartoism,” a throwback to the disastrous last decade of President's 32-year rule.
  588. Where is Phil Ochs When We Really Need Him?
    There But For Fortune

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
  589. Where is politics?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    This question might seem odd to some. To seasoned libertarian communists, the answer 'everyday life' trips off the tongue without a second thought. But it seems like a productive question to work through in light of recent events, from the parliamentary expenses scandal to the August riots to the #occupy movement. So, where is politics?
  590. Where is the Alaska Highway Pipeline Taking Us?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1979
    This flyer on the Pipeline argues that the proposed project would not only harm the environment and threaten aboriginal rights, it would also mean FEWER jobs, less independence and lower incomes for Canadians.
  591. Where is this Digital Watergate Propaganda Campaign Going?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Intelligence sources point out Russian interference in recent elections. However, WikiLeaks-related sources say the Democratic Party’s mail leak was the working of a whistleblower within that institution.
  592. Where Is Venezuela Going?
    Against The Current vol. 144

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Steve Ellner's latest book, Rethinking Venezuelan Politics, is an important contribution to our understanding of Venezuela under Hugo Chávez. It brings a deeply historical perspective to the topic, something almost universally lacking in the growing number of short-sighted texts on the country’s politics. It also offers the opportunity for a discussion of the complexities of the “Bolivarian process” as it unfolds.
  593. Where the Anti-Russian Moral Panic is Leading Us
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    This is how the smear campaign scores points: you don't have to be on the Russian payroll -- you can be a "useful idiot" just because of your political views, which condemn you as an "unwitting" agent, as former CIA director Mike Morell described Trump. This is how the parameters of "respectable" opinion are policed: this is how the War Party criminalizes those who think that the cold war is over and shouldn't be revived.
  594. Where the conspiracies are real
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    US expansionism in Latin America, sometimes violent, sometimes discreet, played such a large role in shaping the history of the continent that many still see the "black hand" of Washington behind every obstacle faced by progressive governments.
  595. Where the Wasteland Ends
    Resource Type: Book
  596. Where the world's appetite for fish matters most
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Illegal over-fishing by Chinese and other foreign vessels is severely affecting the economy and food securty of West African nations.
  597. Where to Occupy Next?
    Against The Current vol. 156

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    I truly don't want to be another sob story. But when the rare opportunity comes along to tell my story and affect many, like a stone cast into the water, it is necessary to at least attempt to grab the hearts of people who will listen.
  598. Where War Reporting Goes Wrong
    A Diary of Four Wars

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The four recent conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria have been propaganda wars in which newspaper, television and radio journalists played a central role. In all wars there is a difference between reported news and what really happened, but during these four campaigns the outside world has been left with misconceptions even about the identity of the victors and the defeated.
  599. Where Was God When Israel Deported African Refugees?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    After 60,000 sub-Saharan Africans, Christian and Muslim, sought refuge in Israel from political persecution and ethnic cleansing, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu launched a multi-pronged campaign to expel them all.
  600. Where's the School?
    Everdale Goes to Milwaukee

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1969
    Following the indictment of twelve people for burning thousands of Selective Service files, ten students and two staff from Everdale Place School attended the trial in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  601. Wherein We Meet Genial Radicals by the Shores of Lake Champlain
    The New Secessionists

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Secession is the next radical idea poised to enter mainstream discourse or at least the realm of the conceivable. You can't bloat a modest republic into a crapulent empire without sparking one hell of a centrifugal reaction. The prospect of breaking away from a union degenerating into imperial putrefaction will only grow in appeal as we go marching with our Patriot Acts and National Security Strategies through Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and all the frightful signposts on our road to nowhere.
  602. Where's the Body Count from Shootings by the Police?
    Protecting Killer Cops

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    It estimated that in the United States in 2011 police shot more than 1,100 people, killing 607. However, the government refuses to keep track of the killings, so the exact number is unknown, and may well be higher.
  603. Where's the Evidence?
    The CIA-FBI-NSA report on the hacking of the 2016 election is pure baloney

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    We are told from the outset that the actual evidence that the Russians hacked the DNC and John Podesta's emails as part of a wide-ranging campaign to put Donald Trump in the White House cannot be revealed: "source and methods" must be kept secret. This in spite of DNI director James Clapper's pledge that he would declassify as much of the evidence as possible in the interests of transparency: but then again, Clapper is an admitted liar.
  604. Where's the Iraqi voice?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    Despite the "shared beliefs" identified amongst Iraqis, for example the belief that the presence of foreign troops is a main cause of the escalation in violence, only the conquerors - in this case America - can decide when troops should be withdrawn.
  605. Which came first? Palestinian rockets or Israeli violence?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Since US media are reporting the latest Israeli massacre in Gaza as though it is a defensive action, I thought I would set the record straight. Israeli forces shelled and invaded Gaza BEFORE the rockets began. Rockets were fired only after numerous Palestinians, including many children, had been killed.
  606. Which Path for Labour in the Fight for Jobs and an Independent Canadian Economy
    ...Collaboration or a Militant Class-Struggle Fightback?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1979
    This research and position paper is the United Electrical Workers' (U.E.) response to the report of the Second Tier Committee published in mid-July 1978 after meetings between business, corporations heading the industrial sectors and labour representatives from these sectors.
  607. Which side are you on? 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    The women's question has haunted the Islamic regime from the start. The Islamic Republic has been in continuous conflict with the women's liberation movement, which has grown considerably in the past decade in opposition to the misogyny and gender apartheid of the Islamists. Despite brutal assaults on this movement, the regime has not succeeded in silencing it.
  608. Which strategy for the left?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Ed Rooksby, a supporter of the Left Unity initiative, recently put forward his view that a left government can play a key role in the fight for radical change. Mark L. Thomas argues this ignores the role of the state.
  609. Which Way Out for Detroit?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Feeley discusses the prevention of further home foreclosures in Detroit through a consideration of two of the most urgent issues: unemployment and evictions. These indicators reflect the poverty of the city -- where 35% live below the poverty line according to the 2009 U.S. Census.
  610. Which Way the Wind Blows
    The Conditions of Power

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Billions of tons of air, moving relentlessly over the ground at 10 to 30 miles an hour (and at times gusting to higher speeds) shapes the new growth twigs, the twigs grow into limbs, the limbs become the secondary trunks and all bend to the direction of the wind. Where does the wind come from – this universally shaping presence?
  611. Which Way to the Barricades?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    What was the mass strike and what would a successful one look like today?
  612. A Whiff of Jim Crow
    Against The Current vol. 153

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    The Republican party and its rightwing base are on a concerted drive to suppress the vote in coming elections. The targets are African Americans, other ethnic minorities, the elderly and young.
  613. While Everyone Else Went to College, I Went to Jail
    A Conversation With Saad Nabeel

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
  614. While US, North Korea Both Make Threats, Only One Has Killed Millions of the Other's People
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Despite bombastic threats from both the Unites States and North Korea, the mainstream media plays down the simple fact that it is North Korea that is isolated and facing overwhelming military superiority.
  615. While We Were Sleeping
    Success Stories in Injury and Violence Prevention

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2009
    Public health has made our lives safer--but it often works behind the scenes, without our knowledge, that is, "while we are sleeping."
  616. While you were distracted climate change warning arrived
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    With dire warnings of catastrophic sea level rise and superstorms capable of pitching 1,000 tonne mega-boulders onto shorelines, scientist James Hansen sounded an alarm over continued global warming.
  617. The Whistle-Blower as Deep Mole 
    Spying on Malfeasance

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    There’s an intriguing idea based loosely on the turn-of-the-century union practice of "salting" a workplace. Salting consists of union activists secretly hiring into an anti-union shop in order to promote unionism from within.
  618. Whistle-blowing guide
    Sometimes simply telling people the truth about what goes on at work can put a lot of pressure on the boss

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    Consumer industries like restaurants and packing plants are the most vulnerable. And again, as in the case of the good work strike, you'll be gaining the support of the public, whose patronage can make or break a business. Whistle blowing can be as simple as a face-to-face conversation with a customer, or it can be as dramatic as the P.G.&E. engineer who revealed that the blueprints to the Diablo Canyon nuclear reactor had been reversed. Upton Sinclair's novel The Jungle blew the lid off the scandalous health standards and working conditions of the meatpacking industry when it was published earlier this century.
  619. The Whistleblower's Tale
    How Jeffrey Sterling Took on the CIA-- and Lost Everything

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    This is how it ended for Jeffrey Sterling. A former covert officer for the Central Intelligence Agency, Sterling sat down in a federal courtroom with a lawyer on either side, looking up at a judge who would announce in a few moments whether he would go to prison for the next 20 years.
  620. The Whistleblower's Tale
    How Jeffrey Sterling Took on the CIA — and Lost Everything

    Resource Type: Unclassified
    A CIA officer has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for whistleblowing and filing lawsuits of racial discrimination against the CIA. This is a story of a man who was beaten down and stood back up just to be beaten down again.
  621. White, Bob
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Canadian trade unionist. (Born 1935).
  622. White Cargo: The Forgotten History of Britain's White Slaves in America
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2008
    White Cargo is the story of the thousands of Britons who lived and died in bondage in Britain's American colonies.
  623. The White Cop and the Black Professor
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Police are trained to act as authoritarian thugs when they are dealing with people who are not obviously of, or loyal to, the very wealthy elite who rule the nation. The police are trained to enforce law and order in an unjust and unequal society, and a big part of doing this requires that they make ordinary people obey them out of fear.
  624. White Flag Deaths
    Killings of Palestinian Civilians during Operation Cast Lead

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Documents incidents where Israeli soldiers fired on civilians with small arms during Israel's military operations in Gaza in December 2008 and January 2009. These attacks killed 11 civilians, including five women and four children, and wounded at least another eight.
  625. The 'White Helmets' and the Inherent Contradiction of America's Syria Policy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The danger faced by the White Helmets is not a fiction -- to date, 141 first responders affiliated with the Syrian Civil Defense have been killed while performing their duty. And although their claims of having saved more than 60,000 lives are unverifiable, there can be no doubt that many lives have, in fact, been saved as a result of their work. But let there be no doubt -- despite their oft-cited claims of being neutral and impartial, that the White Helmets are very partisan.
  626. White House - www.Whitehouse.org
    Resource Type: Website
  627. The White Man in That Photo
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Sometimes photographs deceive. Take this one, for example. It represents John Carlos and Tommie Smith's rebellious gesture the day they won medals for the 200 meters at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, and it certainly deceived me for a long time.
  628. White Nights: Before Charlottesville Was in the Spotlight, Police Arrested Their Most Prominent Critic in the Middle of the Night
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Within two weeks of voters in Charlottesville going to the polls to decide on the city's next district attorney, the candidate vowing to rein in police abuse and roll back mass incarceration was arrested in the middle of the night and bound for a police station.
  629. White privilege masquerades as anti-racism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Why does a demonstration of hundreds of people against "anti-Semitism" in Toronto seem more like a march for white supremacy than a rally against racism?
  630. White Racism
    A Psychohistory

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1970   Published: 1984
    Kovel probes the deep psychological and historical embedments of racism in Western civilization.
  631. White Rose
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A non-violent/intellectual resistance group in Nazi Germany, consisting of students from the University of Munich and their philosophy professor.
  632. White Rose Begins Leaflet Campaigns June 1942
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In June 1942, a pair of German university students formed The White Rose, a German resistance movement that used a series of leaflets to decry Nazi militarism and call for an end to the war. Hans Scholl and Alexander Schmorell wrote the first four leaflets between the end of June and beginning of July. In the fall, Hans' sister, Sophie Scholl, discovered that her brother was one of the authors of the pamphlets, and joined the group. Shortly after, Willi Graf, Christoph Probst, and Kurt Huber became members.
  633. White Supremacy/ Identity Politics
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Can cop violence and anti-Black racism be permanently defeated so long as white supremacist ideology permeates the ruling class and society?
  634. Whiteness Again
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Whiteness is a protection racket that used to provide material bonuses. It is a minimally advantageous deal that the ruling class continuously renegotiates with a part of the working class, and the first such deal happened before the founding of the United States.
  635. Whither China?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1968
    A document written by militants called Sheng-wu-lien in Hunan province in China during the "Cultural Revolution." The Shengwulian activists were crushed by the bureaucracy.
  636. Whither Diversity?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    We love race - we love identity - because we don't love class. That is, the upper income groups in society, including many liberals, prefer to believe that a fair and just society can be realized primarily by celebrating and embracing diversity -- but excluding class considerations.
  637. Whither Latin America?
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1963
  638. Whither South Africa?
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
    "The growing disagreements among the rulers, and the mounting resistance of the ruled, creates very favorable objective and subjective conditions for revolution in South Africa," stated Mr. N.M. Sharmuyarira, the then Minister of Information of Zimbabwe. This book contains critical essays examining the socio-political dynamics of the revolutionary situation in South Africa.
  639. Whither the "Political Revolution"?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A new generation is forming its political identity - large numbers of youth, the majority of whom belong to the working class or a collapsing "middle class," have been shaped by the Sanders phenomenon in ways that will last long after this election. They are open to socialist ideas, and many have gained experience in organizing.
  640. Who Advocates Spontaneity? 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1973
    The working class can come to understand its power to act only by acting.
  641. Who Are the "Alt-Right"? On the Rise of Reactionary Hatred and How to Fight it
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    With much of the public discussing strategies for how best to fight right-wing extremism, the need for constructive solutions is greater than ever. First and foremost, it’s important to point out that public support for far-right extremists is miniscule. The vast majority of Americans reject this movement's violence and hatred. According to a Marist survey from the summer of 2017, just 4 percent of Americans said they support "white supremacy movement" or "white nationalism." Similarly, just 6 percent embraced the term "alt-right" Still, there is a legitimate concern that support for right-wing bigotry may grow in the future if left unchecked.
  642. Who Are the Control Rods?
    Against The Current vol. 157

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    After losing a war, one of the worst things that can happen to a society is for its people to be told it was a "victory." The inability or failure to learn the lessons of the United States’ defeat in Iraq enables the plunge into the next disastrous adventure: Can you say "Iran"?
  643. Who are the Global Terrorists?
    in Booth & Tim Dunne (eds.), Worlds in Collision: Terror and the Future of Global Order

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2002
    In light of President George Bush's declaration of "war against terrorism", Chomsky attempts to determine who the opponents are and what the appropriate response to their crimes would be.
  644. Who Are the Zombie Masters and What Do They Want?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1994
  645. Who Built the Panama Canal?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Donald Trump might not know it, but the United States didn't build the Panama Canal. Workers did.
  646. Who Calls The Tune?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1977
    "Who Calls the Tune?" is a new publication by the Canadian Council on Social Development recounting the experiences of small community organizations with the media.
  647. Who Can Stop the Drums?
    Urban Social Movements in Chávez’s Venezuela

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2010
    In this ethnography of social movements in the barrios, or poor shantytowns, of Caracas, Sujatha Fernandes reveals a significant dimension of political life in Venezuela since President Hugo Chávez was elected. Fernandes traces the histories of the barrios, from the guerrilla insurgency, movements against displacement, and cultural resistance of the 1960s and 1970s, through the debt crisis of the early 1980s and the neoliberal reforms that followed, to the Chávez period.
  648. Who Can Stop the Drums?
    Urban Social Movements in Chávez's Venezuela

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2010
    A vivid ethnography of social movements in the barrios, or poor shantytowns, of Caracas, Venezuela.
  649. Who Cares?
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2012
    Rosie Dranfeld captures the gritty and dangerous world of Edmonton's sex-trade workers. In this post-Pickton era where the unthinkable is now a gruesome reality, women voluntarily provide police with DNA samples for future identification.
  650. Who Cares?
    The Crisis in Canadian Nursing

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991
  651. Who Controls The Black Bloc Anarchists?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Whose interests do the violent actions of the black bloc benefit? The interests of the general public in using free speech as a means of political change? Or the interests of the authorities in providing the perfect pretext with which to crush and outlaw that free speech? You can't overthrow the entire system by smashing one bank and starting a bonfire. Real political change takes generations of struggle, decades of building respected educational platforms, and a gargantuan grass-roots movement focused on taking power on the local level and expanding upwards. Throwing a brick through a window isn't going to achieve anything other than making the vast majority of the general public despise you even more, and support the very systems of power that you are supposedly opposing. The black bloc sect exist to provide the media with violent footage with which to demonize legitimate protesters.
  652. Who Could Ever Feel Pride in the Balfour Declaration?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Although the Balfour Declaration itself has been parsed, de-semanticised, romanticised, decrypted, decried, cursed and adored for 100 years, its fraud is easy to detect: it made two promises which were fundamentally opposed to each other -- and thus one of them, to the Arabs (aka "the existing non-Jewish communities"), would be broken.
  653. Who do we try to rescue today?
    Canada under corporate rule

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2000
    A collection of essays discussing aspects of the role of corporations in late-20th-century Canada.
  654. Who does that server really serve?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010   Published: 2013
    On the Internet, proprietary software isn't the only way to lose your freedom. Service as a Software Substitute, or SaaSS, is another way to let someone else have power over your computing.
  655. Who Elected the Bankers?
    Surveillance and Control in the World Economy

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1999
  656. Who Gets The Work: A Test Of Racial Discrimination In Employment
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1986
  657. Who is Afraid of a Real Inquiry?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    If a real Commission of Inquiry had been set up into the Free Gaza Flotilla attack (instead of the pathetic excuse for a commission), here are some of the questions it should have addressed.
  658. Who Is An Objective Journalist?
    Agents of the Status Quo

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The false dichotomy between journalists and activists.
  659. Who is appropriating what?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Last week the novelist Lionel Shriver gave the keynote address at the Brisbane Writers Festival. It did not go well. She addressed the question of 'Fiction and identity politics' (apparently the organizers had originally asked her to talk about 'community and belonging', but she had submitted to them a different topic), providing a robust critique of identity politics and of the idea of ‘cultural appropriation’.
  660. Who is Dayani Cristal?
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Arizona's desert claims another migrant's life. With only the tattoo "Dayani Cristal" as a clue, a search begins across the continent to discover his identity and the people he may have left behind. With Gael Garica Bernal.
  661. Who is Polar Gas? - A Basic Data Sheet
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1978
  662. Who is the biggest climate change villain?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Here is an exclusive the Guardian has held back from its readers for 26 years. It is finally published on its pages today.
  663. Who Killed Carlo Tresca?
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1983
  664. Who Killed Chea Vichea?
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2009
    Chea Vichea served as president of Cambodia's garment workers' union until he was gunned down on the street in 2004. Filmed over four years, this film explores motives for Vichea's assassination and unravels a police plot that framed two men, who were sentenced to 20 years in prison.
  665. Who Killed Ekaru Loruman?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Climate change arrives in a world primed for crisis. The current and impending dislocations of climate change intersect with the already existing crises of poverty and violence. By this “catastrophic convergence,” I do not merely mean that several disasters happen simultaneously, one problem atop another. Rather, I am arguing that problems compound and amplify each other, one expressing itself through another.
  666. Who Knows
    Safegurding Your Privacy in a Networked World

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1995
  667. Who, or What, Is Behind Postmedia's Election Endorsements?
    When hedge funds own newspapers, it's difficult to know

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Did thoughtful editors at Postmedia's daily newspapers across Canada consider the needs of their communities and then unanimously decide to endorse the Conservatives in election editorials?
  668. Who owns knowledge?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    The resurgence of a Romantic view of culture poses a real menace to the free flow of knowledge and threatens to corral it into intellectual Bantustans. The ideas of free speech and open debate become meaningless if we fail to defend a universalist concept of knowledge or if we accept the notion of science as but a local view whose factual claims must defer to cultural and political needs. If scientific debate is constrained to express only sentiments with which people feel comfortable, culturally and politically, then science dies as the line between knowledge and myth becomes eroded.
  669. Who Pays? Who Profits? Food Production in Canada
    Resource Type: Slide Show
    First Published: 1975
    Who is responsible for the high price of food in Canada?
  670. Who Pays? Who Profits? Food Production in Canada
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1983
  671. Who Profits?
    Exposing the Israeli Occupation Industry

    Resource Type: Database
    Published: 2010
    In exposing companies and corporations involved in the occupation, we hope to promote a change in public opinion and corporate policies, leading to an end to the occupation.
  672. Who Put Trump in the White House?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The media story in the days following the 2016 election was that a huge defection of angry, white, blue-collar workers in the Rust Belt from their traditional Democratic voting patterns put Donald J. Trump in the White House in a grand slap at the nation's "liberal" elite. But is that the real story?
  673. Who Rules America?
    Power, Politics, and Social Change

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1967
    Domhoff analyzes how power operates in U.S. society. He argues that the owners and top-level managers in large income-producing properties are far and away the dominant figures in the U.S. Their corporations, banks, and agribusinesses come together as a corporate community that dominates the federal government in Washington and their real estate, construction, and land development companies form growth coalitions that dominate most local governments.
  674. Who Should Bomb Iran First?
    The Myth Of Left-Leaning Media Bias

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    Mainstream media discussions of media balance are limited to a single question: Is the media too critical of powerful interests?
  675. Who Speaks for the 99%
    Against The Current vol. 157

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The bitter truth about U.S. politics is that neither ruling-class party speaks for the working class or poor.
  676. Who Speaks for the Climate?
    Making Sense of Media Reporting on Climate Change

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2011
    This book helps students, academic researchers and interested members of the public explore how the media portray climate change and how they shape the spectrum of possibilities for policy action. Providing a bridge between academic research and real world developments, Boykoff makes sense of media reporting of climate change.
  677. Who Supported the Khmer Rouge?
    How the US Backed a Regime of Unrivaled Barbarism

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    With the conviction of former Khmer Rouge officials Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea for crimes against humanity, the subject of Khmer Rouge rule in Cambodia from 1975 to 1979 received a small amount of attention in the Western mass media. What the media failed to mention was how the Khmer Rouge was maintained as a military and political force long after its fall from power.
  678. Who the Hell is Supporting Donald Trump?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Somehow the Trump shell game has gained followers. So the question is now, who the hell are these people voting for Trump?
  679. Who threatens us most -- peaceful campaigners or a private militia run by police chiefs?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    The people challenging corporate power are often defamed as destructive anarchists. Yet they are seeking to defend the fabric of our lives from the anarchic destruction of market fundamentalism. The police, on the other hand, are fighting – often without obvious justification – to shield destructive companies from both unlawful and lawful challenges. They are defending neoliberalism’s atomising, kleptocratic projects from those who question them.
  680. Who to Believe: The CIA and Corporate Media or WikiLeaks?
    Without Substantiation, Media Integrity Suffers

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Imagine if justice were administered mainly on hearsay (ignoring the fact that justice is too often lacking in society). It is a cardinal rule of justice that rendering a decision of guilty must only be done when such guilt is beyond a reasonable doubt. Medical schools state they follow evidence-based practices. Nursing schools do the same. Science progresses through the scientific method which demands evidence. When observations and experimental results contravene theory, the theory is tossed. There is academia, and then there is politics and the corporate media. Politics and its corporate media has long since become risible within the sphere of serious contemplation.
  681. Who was Nelson Mandela? 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    We should treasure the memory of the Mandela our rulers hated: the lonely, courageous, unbowed political prisoner, condemned for his resistance to racial oppression.
  682. Who Will Tell The People
    The Betrayal Of American Democracy

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1993
    An exploration of the undermining of U.S. democracy, starting with the basic issues of who gets heard, who gets ignored, and why.
  683. Who's Calling the Shots?
    How to Respond Effectively to Children's Fascination with War Play and War Toys

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
  684. Who's in Control?
    Issue 14

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1977
    An examination of the phenomenon of corporate power.
  685. Whoa Canada
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2015
  686. Whole Again Resource Guide
    1986/1987 Edition. A Periodical and Resource Directory.

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1986
    "Practical compendium of tools and resoucres for people-saving, planet-saving alternatives. It is a directory of periodicals, sourcebooks, directories and bibliographies.
  687. Whole Life Economics
    Revaluing Daily Life

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1995
  688. Whole Loaf Theatre
    Organization profile published 1986

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1986
    Inactive/Defunct Organization
  689. The Whole World is Watching
    Chinese Diggers?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Thousands of villagers at Wukan, in China’s Guangdong province, are protesting the theft of their communal land by a corrupt local government in collusion with developers.
  690. The Whole World Stopped Watching
    "Diversity of Tactics", Repression, and the RNC protests in St. Paul, Minnesota (Part I)

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    I must engage those of my activist friends who believe in the "Diversity of Tactics" framework, the now established modus operandi of summit and convention protests. I have come to believe a sorry record of repeated protest failures must be laid squarely at the foot of this ideologically tainted utopia.
  691. Whom Should We Support in Iran?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    The people we should support in Iran are those who are trying to make Iran more equal, more democratic and more friendly to the principle of solidarity--concern for one another. Since we want the world to move in this direction, we should support those who are pushing it in that direction. The people doing this are working class Iranians.
  692. Whoops Apocalypse
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1982
    Whoops Apocalypse sets the scene for The Last Story Ever Told.
  693. The Whores of War
    Resource Type: Book
  694. Who’s Afraid of Corporate COINTELPRO?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    On November 30, 2016, presumably right at the stroke of midnight, Google Inc. unpersoned CounterPunch. They didn't send out a press release or anything. They just quietly removed it from the Google News aggregator. Not very many people noticed.
  695. Who's afraid of the BNP?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    How should a liberal democratic society respond to an organization such as the BNP? Should the political mainstream ostracise the BNP or engage with it? And if engage, how?
  696. Who's Afraid of the White Working Class?: On Joan C. Williams's 'White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America'
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A book review on White Working Class Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America (Written By Joan C. Williams).
  697. Who's downloading pirated papers? Everyone
    In rich and poor countries, researchers turn to the Sci-Hub website

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Researchers are increasingly turning to Sci-Hub, the world's largest largest 'pirate' website for scholarly literature. Sci-Hub is becoming the world's de facto open-access research library.
  698. Who's Dysfunctional Now?
    Against The Current vol. 146

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    The good news is that the Republicans and the Tea Party movement not only lost the health insurance reform vote, but made such a obscene spectacle of themselves that everyone now knows who and what they really are. The bad news is that the Democrats now take credit for passing “health care reform” when in fact they’ve gutted it — hiding who and what they really are.
  699. Whose Detroit? A City's Upheaval
    Against The Current vol. 108

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    On July 15, 1970, James Johnson Jr., a Black autoworker at Chrysler Eldon Avenue Plant in Detroit, shot and killed two foremen and a fellow worker. Forty-five minutes into the shift he had been reassigned to the ovens, where the heat that day was more than 120 degrees.
  700. Whose Health Care?
    Challenging the Corporate Struggle to Rule Our System

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
  701. Whose Lives Matter in America?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A discussion of Black Lives Matter and the murders of African Americans.
  702. Whose Millenium
    Theirs or ours?

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1999
    Singer probes such developments as the outcome of the Russian Revolution and Russia's post-1989 turmoil, the transformation of the Polish trade union movement Solidarity into a reactionary and clerical force, the failure of social democracy in Western Europe. He claims were the first revolt against the prevailing idea that there is no alternative to market stringency and calls for a "realistic utopia" as the alternative.
  703. Whose Money Is It Anyway
    The Showdown on Pensions

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
  704. Whose National Security?
    Canadian State Surveillance and the Creation of Enemies

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2000
    Examines RCMP monitoring of trade unionists, Left-wing political groups, students, gays and lesbians, feminists, consumers' associations, Black activists, First Nations people, and Quebec sovereignists.
  705. Whose sarin?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Barack Obama did not tell the whole story this autumn when he tried to make the case that Bashar al-Assad was responsible for the chemical weapons attack near Damascus on 21 August. The Syrian army is not the only party in the country’s civil war with access to sarin.
  706. Whose seeds are they anyway?
    Real Farming Report

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The new People Need Nature report - published to coincide with this week's annual Oxford Real Farming Conference - warns that modern farming practices are not good for wildlife. But they're not good for humans either. And with predictions that we will need to produce 70 per cent more food to feed a third more mouths by 2050 the question of seed ownership and diversity cannot be ignored.
  707. Whose side are you on? The mundane decline of labour history
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    The following polemical intervention by Humphrey McQueen is published as a contribution to understanding the nature, and practice, of radical history.
  708. Whose Streets? Their Streets
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    If people don’t believe that the police in America are the greatest threat to civil society then they've been asleep for years, and comatose just this week. Or they're white, privileged and/or accepting of brutality against their own fellow citizens.
  709. Whose Stupid War Was This?
    Against The Current vol. 81

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1999
    The Rambouillet Accord was an ultimatum for a war against Serbia, and the terms of the ultimatum demonstrated that if the Serbian government accepted Rambouillet they would very likely face a crushing attack in the future from NATO forces on Yugoslav soil.
  710. Whose Wipeout? Whose Bailout?
    Against The Current vol. 137

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    Is this what 1931 looks like? Years ago, we recall, two themes for popular cinema were people trapped in burning skyscrapers ("Towering Inferno") and market sharks engaged in financial manipulations ("Wall Street"). After September 11, 2001 the former disaster movie genre suddenly seemed much less fun, and we suspect that after September 2008 the spectacle of stock market crashes on the big screen may not be so entertaining either.
  711. Why a Future Ride in a Self-Driving Car Could Be a Trip to Advertising Hell
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    There's nothing marketers love more than a captive audience. And people don't get any more captive than when they're sitting in a car. That's a powerful motivation for companies developing automated cars, beyond the technical innovation that has made such a vision possible.
  712. Why a Killer Cop is Not Arrested
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Miah analyzes the grand jury system and police conduct in the United States to explain why the large number of African Americans killed by police are considered justifiable homicides in court.
  713. Why aid projects in Palestine are doomed to fail
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    So long as aid in Palestine remains detached from the everyday realities of occupation and operates on the aggressor’s terms, it will continue to be ineffective.
  714. Why Al Jazeera will not say Mediterranean 'migrants'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    There is no "migrant" crisis in the Mediterranean. There is a very large number of refugees fleeing unimaginable misery and danger and a smaller number of people trying to escape the sort of poverty that drives some to desperation.
  715. Why American Financial Markets Have No Relationship to Reality
    An Economic House of Cards

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The bullion banks (primarily JP Morgan, HSBC, ScotiaMocatta, Barclays, UBS, and Deutsche Bank), most likely acting as agents for the Federal Reserve, have been systematically forcing down the price of gold since September 2011. Suppression of the gold price protects the US dollar against the extraordinary explosion in the growth of dollars and dollar-denominated debt.
  716. Why Americans Should Care about East Timor
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1999
    Noam Chomsky describes the situation in East Timor and the way in which America was directly involved. In turn, he calls for sufficient popular reaction in order to end the disaster for which the American Administration is significantly responsible.
  717. Why America's Judges Should be Chosen by Citizen Juries
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Judges should not be chosen by popular vote, nor by politicians. Both approaches are undemocratic and deeply flawed, perhaps even absurd, despite the fact that the former is in widespread use at the state level, and the latter has always been used at the federal level (in the form of appointment by the President and confirmation by the Senate). A far better option is for judges to be chosen by juries drawn from the public by random selection.
  718. Why an Economic Boycott of Israel is Justified 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    If singling out South Africa for an international economic boycott was defensible, it would seem equally defensible to single out Israel's occupation, which uniquely resembles the apartheid regime.
  719. Why the Anti-Trump Resistance Movement Should Not Initiate Violence
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    One hazard we must avoid in our struggle is to allow violence to be used in the movement. We can't afford to give our approval to this by green lighting the burning of limousines and the breaking of store windows, as happened in Washington, D.C. on January 20, 2017, or by punching the Nazi Richard Spencer in the face, which is satisfying but unproductive.
  720. Why Are All Those Racists So Terrified?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Past efforts, whatever personnel, resources and strategies have been devoted to them, have done nothing to address the underlying cause of racism and so their impact must be superficial and temporary. As the record demonstrates.
  721. Why Are Families Under Attack?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    The media are full of very sophisticated anti-family messages, which can come from both the right and the left. Liberals denigrate the value of families in which children are raised by their real mother and father, and they sometimes suggest that such families are often patriarchies with abusive fathers. Conservatives often call for "family values" in which women are subordinate to men and inequality prevails. Neither liberal nor conservative views reflect true family values of equality and commitment to each other.
  722. Why are our environmental groups supporting weak climate targets?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The federal government's recently announced that all Canadian jurisdictions must adopt a carbon pricing scheme by 2018 with a minimum price of $10 per tonne. The price must rise to reach $50 per tonne by 2022. The goal of reducing emissions by 30 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030 will not get Canada anywhere close to its promises to the United Nations. Canadians probably believe that our major environmental groups are busy lobbying and pushing the federal and provincial governments to do much more. But no, this is not the case.
  723. Why Are Police In The USA So Terrified?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The routine killing of innocent civilians by the police has become a national crisis despite concerted attempts by political and legal authorities and the corporate media to obscure what is happening.
  724. Why Are Progressives Stupid? It's Not Too Late to Get Smart
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Many progressives are stupid. Unless they get smart soon, "The Resistance" to Donald Trump will fail, just like everything else the Left has tried to do for the last 40 years.
  725. Why Are So Many People Out of Work?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1978
  726. Why are we afraid of naming and confronting capitalism?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Many critics of capitalism suggest that capitalism is not the main problem in the world. They do not want to appear, in the eyes of the people and the ruling elite, as too radical or 'ideological'. But the forces for social change must embrace revolutionary engagement with robust ideological clarity: Capitalism is the problem.
  727. Why Are We The Good Guys?
    Reclaiming Your Mind From The Delusions Of Propaganda

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2012
    One of the unspoken assumptions of the Western world is that we are great defenders of human rights, a free press and the benefits of market economics. Mistakes might be made along the way, perhaps even tragic errors of judgement. But the prevailing view is that the West is essentially a force for good in the wider world. Why Are We The Good Guys? is a provocative challenge of this false ideology.
  728. Why Are We The Good Guys? - Book Review
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    One of the unspoken assumptions of the Western world is that ‘we’ are great defenders of human rights, a free press and the benefits of market economics. Mistakes might be made along the way, perhaps even tragic errors of judgement. But the prevailing view is that 'the West' is essentially a force for good in the wider world. Why Are We The Good Guys? is a provocative challenge to this false ideology.
  729. Why aren't people voting?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    There is much ado about "voter apathy", with a focus on young people, who in creative and desperate ways are urged and "mobbed" to vote. Unfortunately, much of this effort is barking up the wrong tree: unless we can guarantee that hundreds of thousands of Canadians who are eager to vote can actually do so, we are subjecting them to a nasty piece of Catch 22 where the victims of voter obstruction get the blame for being apathetic and not doing their civic duty.
  730. Why bananas are a parable for our times
    Amost unnoticed, bananas are dying

    Resource Type: Article
    The corporations that control the banana industry have created a giant monoculture. Disease is now destroying the fruit, and because natural genetic diversity has been eliminated, there is no remedy.
  731. Why Banning Laura Kipnis Would Betray Wellesley's Academic Mission
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Six professors at an elite American college insist that students will suffer "damage" or "injury" if speakers they may disagree with are allowed to speak on campus.
  732. Why big NGOs won't lead the fight on climate change
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The cowardly response of prominent climate organizations like 350.org and Avaaz to the protest ban during COP21 demands accountability.
  733. Why Black Lives Matter Is Game Change
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Cleveland Black Lives Matter Convening was a "game changer" because it made clear the Movement is long term. Whether its next step will add a call for a break with the two-party system, time and struggle will tell.
  734. Why Black Lives Matters Is Taking on Police Unions
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Black Lives Matter argues that the police associations have to be challenged head-on because of their power in preventing change.
  735. Why Blacks Vote for "Pragmatism"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    African Americans are probably the most pragmatic voting bloc in the country. African Americans more than any other ethnic group understand white supremacy, racism and class exploitation.
  736. Why Bosses Hate Unions
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Unions vastly improve the wages and working conditions of their members. No wonder they're still under attack.
  737. Why both sides are wrong in the race debate 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    For all the talk about culture as fluid and changing, multiculturalism, no less than old-fashioned racism, invariably leads people to think of human groups in fixed terms.
  738. Why Boycott Aroma?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010   Published: 2011
    Our boycott call is part of a larger movement by Palestinian civil society to find non-violent means to end the occupation and apartheid.
  739. Why Can't Capitalism Go Green?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    It is more than a quarter of a century since the ruling classes of the world began serious discussions on global warming, in preparation for the 1992 UN-sponsored ‘Earth Summit’ in Rio. Yet no meaningful steps have been taken to tackle the problem, even though the majority of the capitalist establishment has come to understand that something needs to be done. The Paris summit looks very unlikely to break from this pattern. So how can the lack of action be explained?
  740. Why Canada must limit the influence of corporate media
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Traditional news departments follow unwritten but well-understood guidelines concerning what they should not cover. Most people in the newsrooms have been so thoroughly indoctrinated in corporate ideology that they seldom suggest a story that falls outside of the guidelines.
  741. Why Can't the U.S. Left Get Venezuela Right?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    As Venezuela's fascist-minded oligarchy conspires with U.S. imperialism to overthrow the democratically elected government of Nicolas Maduro, few in the U.S. seem to care.
  742. Why capitalism causes oppression
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    An examination of capitalism and how the aggressive competitive drive to accumulate wealth exploits and marginalizes individuals and social groups.
  743. Why changing our diets won't save the Earth
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Received wisdom says that to save the planet we have to change our eating habits. Elaine Graham-Leigh explains why the received wisdom isn't just wrong, it blames working people for a crisis they didn’t cause.
  744. Why Chile?
    Periodical profile published 1978

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1978
  745. Why Chomsky and Zizek are wrong on the US Elections
    Chomsky and Zizek clashed on voting in the US elections, but the views of both are critically flawed.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Noam Chomsky and Slavoj Zizek, while both critical of Hillary Clinton, are opposed on whom they declare to vote for in the 2016 US election. In opting for Clinton or Trump, Chomsky and Zizek both avoid the crucial question of actual voters and how and why they voted the way they did, and are fixated on the abstract illusion of being on the left or right side of a vacuous argument.
  746. Why Consensus Decision-making Won't Work for Grassroots Unionism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Wetzel contrasts consensus decision-making with democratic decision-making to explain why the latter is more suited to activist groups.
  747. Why Cooperative Businesses Are Not the Answer
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The problem with the worker-owned cooperative business economic model is that this model retains one of the most important defining characteristics of the capitalist model with which we are so familiar today: production of commodities to be sold for a profit in the market place.
  748. Why Corbyn so terrifies the liberal elite
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Most Labour MPs would rather destroy their own party than let Jeremy Corbyn and his backers make it fit for its 21st century purpose.
  749. Why Cuba Is Different?
    Against The Current vol. 112

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    First, we have to address the United States’ stance toward Cuba for what it is since 1960: four and a half decades of state terrorism against a country and its people. Anyone who supports the right of self-determination is obliged to oppose and fight all forms of U.S. government intervention against Cuba, as if there were no issue of political repression inside Cuba.
  750. Why Culture Matters
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In order to engage in a meaningful dialogue about 'cultural appropriation' we have to reject the framing that critics like Bari Weiss give it -- where culture becomes just another market.
  751. Why Detroit Needs Justice and CPR
    Against The Current vol. 88

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2000
    If anyone doubts that the modern American City has become the center of all forms of oppression, consider the list of injustices that Detroit residents confront everyday in a city governed by African Americans. Although Brush Park residents were granted funds for renovation some five years ago, the city has taken the money from the senior citizens and transferred it to the big developers and city attorneys to help evict the seniors.
  752. Why did Syriza fail?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    How has Syriza ended up this way? This is a question that is tormenting a big part of the left and that all the forces that situate themselves on the left must answer.
  753. (Why) Did the Sixties Fail?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1986
    A brief examination of the social movements of the 1906s, and the underlying contradictions which led them to be unsuccessful.
  754. Why Did the US Use Depleted Uranium Weapons in Syria?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The recent confirmation by the US that DU ammunition was used in two attacks in Syria in late 2015 raises a number of troubling questions. Firstly, why was DU used? Has it been used again? Will it be used again?
  755. Why Do Banks Really Want Our Deposits?
    Hint: It's Not to Finance Loans

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Many authorities have said it: banks do not lend their deposits. They create the money they lend on their books.
  756. Why Do Communities Fail?
    Resource Type: Article
    The strains that take their toll on community groups.
  757. Why Do Jihadis Seem So Evil?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The day before the Paris carnage, two suicide bombers killed at least 40 people in a Shia district of Beirut. The week after, two suicide bombings of street markets in Nigeria killed 49 people. Faced with such atrocities, we can often do little but reach for adjectives such as 'barbarous', 'depraved', or even 'evil'. But what is it that makes people act in such depraved, evil ways?
  758. Why Do They Hate George Galloway So Much?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The ferocity of the attacks on George Galloway by the British commentariat is one of the most revealing outcomes of his victory in the Bradford West by-election.
  759. Why Do We Expose Ourselves?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Among critics of technological surveillance, there are two allusions so commonplace they have crossed into the realm of cliché. One, as you have probably already guessed, is George Orwell's Big Brother, from 1984. The other is Michel Foucault’s panopticon -- a vision, adapted from Jeremy Bentham, of a prison in which captives cannot tell if or when they are being watched. Today, both of these touchstones are considered chillingly prophetic. But in Exposed: Desire and Disobedience in the Digital Age, Bernard Harcourt has another suggestion: Both of them are insufficient.
  760. Why do we still believe in race?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    Races are difficult to define and there are no objective rules for deciding what constitutes a race or to what race a person belongs. People can belong to many races at the same time.
  761. Why Do Women Do Nothing To End The War?
    Canadian Feminist-Pacificsts and The Great War

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1987
  762. Why Does It Matter If Heidegger Was Anti-Semitic?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The publication of the philosopher Martin Heidegger’s “Schwarzen Hefte” (“Black Notebooks”), written between 1931 and the early nineteen-seventies, is likely to cause an uproar.
  763. Why does the CBC invariably turn to American experts to explain any issue?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1993
    Based on what we hear on the CBC, we can only assume that there is an internal policy manual which mandates that all discussions on issues of more than strictly local importance must include at least one American expert.
  764. Why Does the FBI Have to Manufacture its Own Plots if Terrorism and ISIS Are Such Grave Threats?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Article talks about FBI's terrorism strategies and their manipulation of information.
  765. Why environmentalists must support workers' struggles 
    Global Capitalism is the Real Enemy

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    This is to specifically address class struggle as it relates to the ecological crisis. It will not address all the other (many!) reasons that working class struggle must be waged and supported.
  766. Why Exxon Executives Deserve the Ultimate Punishment
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In a series of articles based on internal documents from Exxon Mobil going back to the 1970s and on interviews with former company scientists and employees, ICN shows that Exxon's "own research confirmed fossil fuels' role in global warming decades ago." Yes, decades ago -- during the late 1970s to be precise.
  767. Why Greece Doesn't Matter
    We have to stop talking about Greece. What must emerge from the calamity of SYRIZA-ANEL is a renewed call for democracy

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Change in Greece will not come from short-term strategies and tactics of seeking power, but from a long process of coordinated and planned immanent critiques. This political organization will not aim to represent itself in the machinery of parliament -- where the watchful eyes of the IMF and ECB will determine policy -- but will emerge from an organized movement comprising the disenfranchised, the working class, and the intellectual vanguard. It will not compromise. It will instead operate under an ideology for an emancipatory alliance of humanity removed from the spreadsheet, removed from the NATO, and removed from free-market directives. It will not seek to claim power in an election, it will be given it by the people themselves when the movement is ripe.
  768. Why Green Capitalism Will Fail
    Staying in the Environmental Frying Pan Only Gets Us Hotter

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Green capitalism is destined to fail: You can’t keep doing the same thing and expect different results. We can’t shop our way out of global warming nor are there technological magic wands that will save us. There is no alternative to a dramatic change in the organization of the global economy and consumption patterns. Such a change will not come without costs — but the costs of doing nothing, of allowing global warming to precede is far greater.
  769. Why has the left gone soft on human rights?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    A perverse interpretation of multiculturalism has resulted in race and religion ruling the roost in a tainted hierarchy of oppression. In the name of "unity" against Islamophobia and racism, much of the left tolerates misogyny and homophobia in minority communities. It rejects common standards of rights and responsibilities; demanding that we "make allowances" and show "sensitivity" with regard to the prejudices of ethnic and faith communities. This attitude is patronising, even racist. It judges minority peoples by different standards.
  770. Why Hillary Won the Debate (Even though She Didn't)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    CNN and Facebook co-sponsored last week’s Democratic presidential frontrunners' "debate." After the event, CNN conducted a poll. "Who won the debate?" it asked. The result: 83% Bernie Sanders; 12% Hillary Clinton.
  771. Why History Makes Us Important
    Back to Bachima

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    History has been important to me for as long as I can remember. As a child I loved hearing my relatives tell stories about the past. However, it was not until I was older that I realized that the stories meant something; they were key to understanding the present; and why we are what we are. As my awareness increased, I became serious about the past so serious that it often got me into trouble.
  772. Why I am a Marxist 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1935
    For the Marxist, there is no such thing as 'Marxism' in general any more than there is a 'democracy' in general, a 'dictatorship' in general or a 'state' in general. There is only a bourgeois state, a proletarian dictatorship or a fascist dictatorship, etc. And even these exist only at determinate stages of historical development, with corresponding historical characteristics, mainly economic, but conditioned also in part by geographical, traditional, and other factors. With the deferent levels of historical development, with the different environments of geographical distribution, with the well-known differences of creed and tendency among the various Marxist schools, there exist, both nationally and internationally, very different theoretical systems and practical movements which go by the name of Marxism.
  773. Why I am not a Christian and other Essays
    Resource Type: Book
  774. Why I Choose Optimism Over Despair
    An Interview With Noam Chomsky

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Noam Chomsky explores the possibilities for a better human society.
  775. Why I had to face down the bullies trying to silence my supposedly 'offensive' stance on Islam
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    This week marked the first anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris. The atrocity was a brutal attack not just on human life but also on the principle of free speech, one of the pillars of human civilisation. In the aftermath of the killings, people across the world united to express their support for that essential liberty.
  776. Why I Represent the New Orleans Immigrant Workers Who Committed Civil Disobedience
    An Honor to Defend Them

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    In the thirty six-years I have been a lawyer, I have seen many people take brave moral actions. I have represented hundreds in Louisiana and across our country who have been arrested for protesting for peace, civil rights, economic justice, and human rights for all. It is amazing to see people put their freedom on the line when they risk jail for justice.
  777. Why I Stand with Occupy
    Against The Current vol. 156

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
  778. Why I Support the Palestinian Right of Return
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The repatriation of Palestinian refugees is is a very real and practical concept for which there is ample historical precedent as well as practical means of implementation.
  779. Why ICE Raids Imperil Us All
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Millions of people who have been living and working in the U.S., contributing to their communities and to the economy, are now at risk simply for who they are: people "without papers."
  780. Why I'm on the Picket Line
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Teacher Tara Ehrcke talks about why she voted to strike in Greater Victoria, British Columbia: The "public" in public school shouldn't mean just providing a building, with some tired teachers to deliver a curriculum, the success of which is measured by standardized tests. A good public school system should provide high quality opportunities to every single child. While our public schools have many wonderful programs and many dedicated teachers, the sad truth is that there are also overcrowded classrooms, children falling behind, and a workforce exhausted from trying to fill in the gaps.
  781. Why I'm Saying Goodbye to Apple, Google and Microsoft
    I'm putting more trust in communities than corporations

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Gillmor discusses how we are losing control over the technology tools that once promised equal opportunity in speech and innovation.
  782. Why Imperial Washington Should Cool It On North Korea
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The author argues that an enhanced package of sanctions, UN resolutions, diplomatic pressures and miltary threats against North Korea is futile; indeed Washington has been doing this for years and it hasn't worked yet, and a more robust version directed at North Korea won't work now.
  783. Why Is BDS A Moral Duty Today?
    A Response To Bernard-Henri Levy

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    The reality of the movement for boycott, divestment and sanctions.
  784. Why Is Benjamin Netanyahu Trying To Whitewash Hitler?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Benjamin Netanyahu has publicly asserted that Adolf Hitler had no intention of exterminating Europe's Jews until a Palestinian persuaded him to do it.
  785. Why is Canada Subsidizing Racist Property Restrictions?
    The JNF's Bigoted Land Use Policy

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    In Canada it is illegal to restrict the sale of property to certain ethnic or religious groups but many of our business people and politicians promote an organization that does exactly that in Israel.
  786. Why is India so bad for women?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Of all the G20 nations, India has been labelled the worst place to be a woman. How is this possible in a country that prides itself on being the world's largest democracy?
  787. Why Is Israel Killing Gazans?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
  788. Why is Leonard Peltier Still in Prison?
    Justice is 33 Years Overdue for America's Most Famous Political Prisoner

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Leonard Pletier is a political prisoner who has spent more than 33 years in U.S. prisons for a crime he didn't commit.
  789. Why is the New York Times promoting the "black bloc"?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A New York Times article, which ran across four columns of the newspaper's front page under a huge photo of a black-masked individual preparing to break an office building window with an iron bar during Wednesday night's protests at the University of California, Berkeley, amounted to free publicity and promotion of the violent protests organized by elements identifying themselves as the "black bloc," anti-fascists and anarchists.
  790. Why is the Canadian Media Ignoring Evidence of 1948 Massacres?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The better part of a decade ago, I described the Toronto Star's Mitch Potter as "a canary in the mineshaft of liberal Canadian racism." A piece on 1948 Palestine published in a recent edition of the Toronto Star shows the canary very close to asphyxiating.
  791. Why Is The Daily Beast's Russia Critic Silent About So Many Hideous Abuses?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A comprehensive review by The Intercept of the writings of Sam Charles Hamad - author of this Daily Beast article accusing the "global left" of remaining "silent" on abuses by Russia - reveals that he has been completely silent, shockingly and appallingly so, about the following wide array of severe global injustices, never once writing about, let alone condemning...
  792. Why is the media promoting Antifa?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The promotion of Antifa serves several interrelated functions. First, the physical violence of a handful of protesters in any large demonstration is regularly used as a pretext for police provocation. This is true not only in the US, but in Europe and around the world. Police give the "anti-fascist" and anarchist groups a free hand to carry out provocations, which are then exploited to carry out a violent crackdown. The groups themselves are easily infiltrated by police provocateurs, who encourage violent acts for the desired end.
  793. Why Is the Truth on Syria Difficult To Decipher?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    According to Steven Kinzer, the American media's misinformation on Syria is leading to the kind of ignorance which is enabling the American government to pursue any policy, however imprudent, in the war-torn Arab country. The US government can "decree the death of nations" with “popular support because many Americans - and many journalists - are content with the official story," he wrote.
  794. Why Is the U.S. Refusing an Independent Investigation If Its Hospital Airstrike Was an "Accident"?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In Geneva , Doctors Without Borders (MSF) demanded a formal, independent investigation into the U.S. airstrike on its hospital in Kunduz. The group's international president specified that the inquiry should be convened pursuant to war crime-investigating procedures established by the Geneva Conventions and conducted by The International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission.
  795. Why ISIS Fighters are Being Thrown Off Buildings in Mosul
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The suspicion by Iraqi soldiers and militiamen that their own government is too corrupt to keep captured Isis fighters in detention is one reason why prisoners are being killed.
  796. Why Israel Desires to be Hated by Palestinians
    Gaza 2012: On the Use and Abuse of Hatred and Violence

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Israel desires to be hated by Palestinians. By provoking violence Israel has not merely managed to divert the limelight from its apartheid nature. It has also managed to convince that, as Joseph Massad of Columbia University once captured, it has the right to occupy, to dispossess and to discriminate, namely the claim that the apartheid premise which founds it should be put up with and rationalized as reasonable.
  797. Why Israel has silenced the 1948 story of Nazareth's survival
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A rarely told story of the 1948 war that founded Israel concerns Nazareth's survival. It is the only Palestinian city in what is today Israel that was not ethnically cleansed during the year-long fighting. Other cities, such as Jaffa, Lydd, Ramleh, Haifa and Acre, now have small Palestinian populations that mostly live in ghetto-like conditions in what have become Jewish cities. Still others, like Tiberias and Safad, have no Palestinians left in them at all.
    Nazareth was not only an anomaly; it was a mistake.
  798. Why Israel has silenced the 1948 story of Nazareth’s survival
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A rarely told story of the 1948 war that founded Israel concerns Nazareth's survival. It is the only Palestinian city in what is today Israel that was not ethnically cleansed during the year-long fighting. Other cities, such as Jaffa, Lydd, Ramleh, Haifa and Acre, now have small Palestinian populations that mostly live in ghetto-like conditions in what have become Jewish cities. Still others, like Tiberias and Safad, have no Palestinians left in them at all.
  799. Why Israel is blocking access to its archives
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Israel is concealing vital records to prevent darkest periods in its history from coming to light, academics say.
  800. Why Israel Needs Anti-Semitism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    It would be ironic indeed if fear of Muslim neighbors in Paris suburbs should lead French Jews to move to a country totally surrounded by millions of hostile Muslim neighbours.
  801. Why Israel Won't Survive
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    If there was ever a moment when the peoples of the region would accept Israel as a Zionist state in their midst, that has passed forever. Israel's "military deterrent" has now been repeatedly discredited as a means to force Palestinians and other Arabs to accept Zionist supremacy as inevitable and permanent. Now, the other pillar of Israeli power - Western support and complicity - is starting to crack. We must do all we can to push it over.
  802. Why Israel? 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    A routine strategy of Israel's defenders is to continually redirect attention to the human rights failings of countries hostile to Israel, or to catastrophes like Darfur that are used to argue the ongoing need for the sort of 'humanitarian interventions' that provide cover for the advancement of U.S. interests. Yet the question of why Israel is being targeted and not some other country assumes, erroneously, that other countries are not being targeted. The reverse, in fact, is usually the case. Often, countries deemed acceptable for criticism by supporters of Israel are already subject to political and diplomatic sanctions by the U.S. and its tool, the UN Security Council -- sometimes for acting in ways identical to Israel.
  803. Why Israeli Anti-Zionists do NOT 'recognize the right of the State of Israel to exist as a Jewish state' 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    States that define themselves with reference to the domination of one ethnic group cannot claim legitimacy.
  804. Why Israeli Leaders Love Qassam Rockets
    A Reply to Michael Neumann

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Israeli leaders want Jews to believe that they are surrounded by violent anti-Semites. This is how the billionaires and generals and politicians who rule over the Israeli population get away with what they are doing: getting richer and more powerful while driving the rest of the population down economically. They need the Israeli population to believe that the rulers of Israel are protecting Jews from the "real enemy"--violent anti-Semitic Arabs. To make sure the "real enemy" remains credible, non-combatant Jews must die at the hands of apparent anti-Semites.
  805. Why Israelis must disrupt the occupation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Even dedicated dedicated well-meaning Israelis do far too little and use far too little of their privilege to challenge and combat the injustice meted out against Palestinians.
  806. Why Israel's Netanyahu Is So Desperate to Prevent Peace with Iran
    The distinguished professor lays bare Israel's motives

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    For both Prime Minister Netanyahu and the hawks in Congress, the primary goal is to undermine any potential negotiation that might settle whatever issue there is with Iran, says Noam Chomsky.
  807. Why It's Kicking Off Everywhere
    The New Global Revolutions

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2012
    From London to Cairo, Wisconsin to Tehran, Paul Mason charts new forms of collective action: fluid networks of agile, Twitter- and Facebook-savvy networks of youthful protesters. The events, says Mason, reflect the expanding power of the individual and call for new ways of thinking about political alternatives, elite rule and global poverty.
  808. Why it's time to realign the left
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Ed Rooksby, one of the supporters of the call for a new radical left party to be formed in Britain, explains why he thinks the time is right to launch such a party and what its aims should be.
  809. Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    No country in the world recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, with the exception of Russia.
  810. Why Kosovo But Not Palestine?
    The Right to Exist

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Barak Obama pretends that he is vetoing UN recognition of a Palestinian state because it did not come about as a result of negotations. But meanwhile the US has recognized Kosovo, which came into being without negotations, and in violation of international law.
  811. Why "Lesser Evilism" Is A Loser
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Interview with Jill Stein, the 2016 presidential candidate of the Green Party.
  812. Why Logging Forests After Wildfires is Ecologically Destructive
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Bond exposes three prevailing falsehoods about logging that the U.S. Forest Service disseminates.
  813. Why make a fuss about the murder of a brown-skinned Muslim girl? - Arabic text
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
  814. Why make a fuss about the murder of a brown-skinned Muslim girl? - Chinese version
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
  815. Why make a fuss about the murder of a brown-skinned Muslim girl? - Japanese text
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
  816. Why make a fuss about the murder of a brown-skinned Muslim girl? - Korean version
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
  817. Why make a fuss about the murder of a brown-skinned Muslim girl?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    History gives us numerous examples of social movements which come, over time, to adopt positions directly opposed to the principles on which they were founded. It appears this has happened to the 'feminists' who seek to silence those who speak out about violence against Muslim women.
  818. Why Marx Was Right 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2011
    Eagleton takes common objections to Marxism and demonstrates how and why they are wrong.
  819. Why Marxists Oppose Individual Terrorism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1911
    A strike, even of modest size, has social consequences: strengthening of the workers’ self-confidence, growth of the trade union, and not infrequently even an improvement in productive technology. The murder of a factory owner produces effects of a police nature only, or a change of proprietors devoid of any social significance. Whether a terrorist attempt, even a ‘successful’ one throws the ruling class into confusion depends on the concrete political circumstances. In any case the confusion can only be shortlived; the capitalist state does not base itself on government ministers and cannot be eliminated with them. The classes it serves will always find new people; the mechanism remains intact and continues to function.
  820. Why NGO Monitor is attacking The Electronic Intifada
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    NGO Monitor has launched a campaign targeting a Dutch foundation's financial support to The Electronic Intifada, accusing the publication among other things of "anti-Semitism." NGO Monitor is an extreme right-wing group with close ties to the Israeli government, military, and West Bank settlers,
  821. Why NGOs and Leftish Nonprofits Suck (4 Reasons)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    NGOs have proliferated like mushrooms all over the world. First deployed in social formations dominated by imperialism, they've now taken over the political scene in capital's base countries as well. They've become the hot new form of capital accumulation, with global reach and billions in revenue. So while ostensibly "non-profit," they serve as a pretty sweet income stream for those at the top, while fattening up large layers of the petite bourgeoisie and draping them like a warm wet blanket over the working class, muffling their demands.
  822. Why No Reporters in Suez?
    The Real Revolution Will Not Be Televised

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    What is happening in Tahrir Square Cairo has been built on the backs of millions of Egyptian workers who waged 3,000 strikes over the past eight years.
  823. Why Not Have Sex With People Who Aren't Your Partner?
    Infidelity is treated as selfish, while monogamy is celebrated. But what's so great about living in self-denial?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Although open relationships are not as shocking a concept today as they were 50 years ago, they’re still regarded with overwhelming skepticism and even disdain. The usual assumption is that polyamorous people are selfish, immature, incapable of commitment, and their primary relationship is therefore doomed to failure.
  824. Why Not Jail for Corporate Criminals?
    When Regulation Fails to Restrain Corporate Villainy

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    It's time to focus on corporate criminal prosecution. Get rid of deferred and non prosecution agreements. Criminally charge corporations and their top executives.
  825. Why Not Jail?
    Industrial Catastrophes, Corporate Malfeasance, and Government Inaction

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
    Analyzes five industrial catastrophes that have killed or sickened consumers and workers or caused irrevocable harm to the environment. Steinzor recommends innovative interpretations of existing laws to elevate the prosecution of white-collar crime at the federal and state levels.
  826. Why Not Sanctions for Israel?
    Gross Violations of Human Rights

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    The US led the imposition of sanctions against South Africa because of South Africa's apartheid practices. The sanctions forced the white government to hand over political power to the black population. Israel practices a worse form of apartheid than did the white South African government. Yet, Israel maintains that it is 'anti-semitic' to criticize Israel for a practice that the world regards as abhorrent.
  827. Why Not Socialism? 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2009
  828. Why Not User Fees?
    The Real Issues

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1993
  829. Why Occupy Wall Street Must Include Deamdn for Honest, Observably Counted, Unrigged Elections
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Too many critical parts of our electoral process are controlled by private partisan corporations. The counting of our votes is now controlled by these corporations' software inside computerized "black boxes" – entirely in secret.
  830. Why Off-Road Bicycling Should be Prohibited
    The Effects of Mountain Biking on Wildlife and People

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1997
    To most environmentalists, bicycles have always been the epitome of good. We are so used to comparing bikes to cars, that it never occurred to us that the bicycle would be ever used for anything bad. Indeed, replacing motor vehicles with bicycles deserves our adoration. But anything can be used for good or evil, and using bikes to expand human domination of wildlife habitat is clearly harmful.
  831. Why Open Source misses the point of Free Software
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009   Published: 2012
    An article decoding the important differences in terminology, underlying philosophy, and value systems between two similar categories of software.
  832. Why Opposing Islamophobia is not a Defense of Extremism
    Standing Up Against Knee-Jerk Discrimination and Xenophobia

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Recent events have generated a lot of debate about Islam, Muslims, free speech and Islamophobia. Unfortunately, much of that debate has fallen back upon rather tired arguments about not only what "Muslims are like" but also how those who oppose Islamophobia are somehow defending repression or appeasing extremists.
  833. Why our brains are wired to ignore climate change
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Is our inability to tackle climate change the fault of politicians? Corporations? Governments? Or is it because that's the way our brains have evolved, able to hold six contradictory ideas at once, and believe them all?
  834. Why Our Government Supports Israel's Government, and Why We Shouldn't
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    Israel's Leaders Harm Both Jews & Palestinians.
  835. Why Palestine is Still the Issue
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The longest occupation and resistance in modern times is a crime that has been suppressed in the intellectual and political culture of the West.
  836. Why Past Revolutionary Movements Have Failed 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1940
    The working class is going into this war burdened with the capitalistic tradition of Party leadership and the phantom tradition of a revolution of the Russian kind.
  837. Why Patrick Moore calls GMWatch "a bunch of murdering bastards"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    According to Patrick Moore, GMWatch are "low-life" "murdering creeps", "profiteering on ignorance". Not to mention, "a bunch of murdering bastards" with an "anti-human, murderous agenda." How come?
  838. Why People Vote Against Themselves
    Wisconsin and the Collapse of Liberalism

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    The reasons people vote against their self-interest are numerous and varied but key to them is often a culture under great stress believing false promises being made to it by the powerful.
  839. Why 'Pick On' Israel? Here's Why
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    There are a lot of excellent reasons for singling Israel out, and none of them have anything to do with anti-Semitism. Israel is the only nation that self-righteously accuses any critic of its ethnic cleansing of being a bigot (anti-Semite.) It is the only nation that insists that its racist policies are 'a light unto the nations.' If we let Israel get away with this we are contributing not only to its actual ethnic cleansing, but to its glorification of the principle of ethnic cleansing, which aids and abets this crime everywhere in the world.
  840. Why Police Kill So Often
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The FBI reports 404 civilians were killed by police in 2011. All were listed as "justifiable homicides." Under more intense questioning, it was then revealed that figures are not actually kept for "unjustified" police murders and, remarkably, their statistics rely exclusively on incidents self-reported by the cops.
  841. Why Progressives Love the New Cold War
    The anti-Russian hysteria coming from the left isn't surprising

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Clinton campaign's effort to turn the 2016 US election into a referendum on Vladimir Putin is causing some liberals to question how the tactic appears contradictory to Clinton's other goals and beliefs. Examining support for US war efforts since WWI shows the current Cold War tactics of Clinton have many precedents from liberal politicians.
  842. Why Pro-War Pundits Are Always Wrong
    Always Erasing the Victims

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    There is no shortage of men and women – but mostly men, typically white – willing to write 800- to 1,000-word editorials on the need for Decisive Action or Continued Resolve in Whereverthehellistan. Some of these people are historians, some are journalists, but all have attained material success in the field of arguing about war without ever once having to go through the trouble of being right.
  843. Why Publicity Sometimes Fails
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    You've done everything you can think of to publicize your new product launch, event, or small business. But nothing seems to work. Barbara Florio Graham explains why.
  844. Why Qaddafi had to go: African gold, oil and the challenge to monetary imperialism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    What was NATO's violent intervention in Libya really all about? Now we know, writes Ellen Brown, thanks to Hillary Clinton's recently published emails. It was to prevent the creation of an independent hard currency in Africa that would free the continent from economic bondage under the dollar, the IMF and the French African franc, shaking off the last heavy chains of colonial exploitation.
  845. Why Race Matters in the 2012 Elections
    Against The Current vol. 160

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    We sometimes hear that the drive by the Republican Party and the far right to "suppress the vote" -- attempting to ensure the election of a Republican president and win control of the Congress -- is just hardball politics, not about race or racism. Yet the primary target is people of color.
  846. Why Ridiculous Official Propaganda Still Works
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Chief among the common misconceptions about the way official propaganda works is the notion that its goal is to deceive the public into believing things that are not "the truth" (that Trump is a Russian agent, for example, or that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction, or that the terrorists hate us for our freedom, et cetera). However, while official propagandists are definitely pleased if anyone actually believes whatever lies they are selling, deception is not their primary aim.
  847. Why Right-Wing Demagogues Are Trying to Peddle Ludicrous Conspiracy Theories
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Even before Obama was sworn in as the 44th President, the internet was seething with lurid theories exposing his alleged subversion and treachery.
  848. Why Saying No to Toronto Airport Expansion Makes Sense
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Saying no to the expansion of the Toronto Island Airport and introduction of jet aircrafts is the economical, ecological and socially responsible thing to do.
  849. Why Scientists Are Amazed at Oilsands Smog Levels
    Air pollution report in Nature shocks even Canada's top researchers

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    On any hot day Shell and Syncrude tour guides used to call the gasoline-like vapours that wafted from Fort McMurray's huge open-pit bitumen mines "the smell of money." But a new study in Nature has another name for the stench: air pollution and megacity volumes of it.
  850. Why Sharing is a Common Cause that Unites Us All
    The Common Cause

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The demand for sharing wealth, power and resources is at the heart of visions for a better world. In fact, the principle of sharing is often central to efforts for progressive change in almost every field of endeavour. But this basic concern is generally understood and couched in tacit terms, without acknowledging the versatility and wide applicability of sharing as a solution to the world’s problems.
  851. Why Sitting Bull was right about Washington's lack of integrity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    That integrity is a foreign land where Washington is concerned is an inarguable fact. In the latest example, the failure to complete the construction of a nuclear disposal plant agreed with Russia once again leaves Washington's credibility in tatters.
  852. Why socialism can be nothing else than 'real': Lessons from 'really existing socialism- - Part I
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    In this guest post, Sabina Stan from the Transnational Labour Project in Oslo critically questions this understanding and asks what the real lessons from 'really existing socialism' are for the understanding of today's capitalism.
  853. Why Socialism?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1949
  854. Why States of Emergency and Extreme Security Measures Won't Stop ISIS
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    There is little sign that the G20 leaders gathered in Turkey have understood the nature of the conflict in which they are engaged. ISIS's military strategy is a unique combination of urban terrorism, guerrilla tactics and conventional warfare. In the past, many states have used terrorism against opponents, but, in the case of ISIS, suicide squads focusing on soft civilian targets at home and abroad are an integral part of its war-making strategy.
  855. Why Strikes Fail
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1943
    Essentially a reprint of Tom Brown's 1943 essay, "The Social General Strike: Why 1926 Failed." Centres on workers' response to the British General Strike of 1926, and their repudiation of traditional representation in unions and formen.
  856. Why Supermarket Tomatoes Suck
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Excerpted from the book "Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit".
  857. Why the CIA Cares About Marxism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Abundant evidence of course exists of the CIA's complex cultural interventions into French intellectual affairs -- but it is critical to recognise that it was the political shortcomings of communist organizations themselves (i.e., Stalinists) that had the determinant impact on the obscurantist trajectory of left-wing academic ideas.
  858. Why the Food Movement is Unstoppable
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Even today, in more than a few countries, food is the organising principle behind the main challengers of existing power structures. In El Salvador, the National Coordinator of its Organic Agriculture Movement is Miguel Ramirez who recently explained: We say that every square meter of land that is worked with agro-ecology is a liberated square meter. We see it as a tool to transform farmers’ social and economic conditions. We see it as a tool of liberation from the unsustainable capitalist agricultural model that oppresses farmers.
  859. Why the French Hate Chomsky
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Chomsky's criticism is laden with facts, a substance that seems to elicit ennui among contemporary French thinkers. No doubt the importance of the essay in the French educational system has bred a world of 'philosophers' whose skill at manipulating fact-free ideas was the guarantee of a distinguished career. If the social object is to entertain, then the French school reaches its goal -- mystification is often far more entertaining than straightforward descriptions of reality. On the other hand, if the object is to help readers reach their own understanding of reality, especially political reality, then their first need is to be provided with the basic relevant facts, which most people do not have time to ascertain through their own research. Thus Chomsky is useful to citizens by providing them with the raw material to develop their own ideas in a way that the purveyors of ready-made but flimsily supported ideas are not.
  860. Why the Guardian axed Nafeez Ahmed's blog
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Nafeez Ahmed’s account of the sudden termination of his short-lived contract to write an environment blog for the Guardian is depressingly instructive – and accords with my own experiences as a journalist at the paper.
  861. Why the Industrial Working Class Still Matters
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1995
    It is evident today that the vast majority of the population (perhaps 80% of the workforce) live and reproduce themselves only through wage-labor that produces surplus value, regardless of the nature of the commodity (good or service) they produce. Whatever the changing weight of the industrial sector of this enormous, working majority, it is clear that the working class as a whole is proportionately far larger today than at the time of classical Marxist writers.
  862. Why The Language of the Commons Matters
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Our very language for identifying problems and imagining solutions has been compromised. We may have many unattractive human traits fueled by individual fears and ego, but we are also creatures entirely capable of self-organization, cooperation, a concern for fairness and social justice, and sacrifice for the larger good and future generations.
  863. Why the Left Isn't Talking About Rural American Poverty
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Within the popular American conscience there are two favoured focal points for discussing the problem of poverty. The first is within the urban, inner city context and the second is the poverty of the Global South: Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, South Asia, and the rest of the developing world. What seldom gets talked about -- and when it is, often with irreverent humor and contempt -- is the poverty of rural America, particularly rural white America: Appalachia, the Ozarks, the Mississippi Delta, the Dakotas, the Rio Grande Valley, the Cotton Belt. So why is the poverty of rural America largely unexamined, even avoided?
  864. Why the Leninists will lose
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1978
    The Leninist groups may still have the ability to disrupt the left, but they are long past the point of being able to achieve any kind of success in their own right.
  865. Why the Leninists Will Win
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1977
    Clark argues that the failure of the libertarian left to take organizing seriously makes it likely that capitalism will be overthrown by Leninists who will preside over a social system as undemocratic as the old.
  866. Why the Nazis studied American race laws for inspiration
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    On 5 June 1934, about a year and half after Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of the Reich, the leading lawyers of Nazi Germany gathered at a meeting to plan what would become the Nuremberg Laws, the centrepiece anti-Jewish legislation of the Nazi race regime. The meeting was an important one, and a stenographer was present to take down a verbatim transcript. That transcript reveals a startling fact: the meeting involved lengthy discussions of the law of the United States of America.
  867. Why the New Silk Roads terrify Washington
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Almost six years ago, President Putin proposed to Germany 'the creation of a harmonious economic community stretching from Lisbon to Vladivostok.' This idea represented an immense trade emporium uniting Russia and the EU, or, in Putin's words, "a unified continental market with a capacity worth trillions of dollars."

    In a nutshell: Eurasia integration.

    Washington panicked.
  868. Why the Newberry Library Is Collecting Black Lives Matter Artifacts
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Archivists hope to crowdsource historical documentation of today's civil-rights movements.
  869. Why the Real Target in the Attack on Stop the War is Jeremy Corbyn
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Stop the War, of which I am a founder member, was created to oppose the crude war of revenge against Afghanistan in 2001. I remember arguing at the time that the war would be a disaster for Afghans, it would destabilise neighbouring Pakistan and would end without solving anything.
  870. Why the Revolt in Egypt?
    Against The Current vol. 152

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Why has the Arab world suddenly erupted in revolution from Tunisia to Egypt, from Bahrain to Yemen? Above all, why Egypt, the largest and most important of the Arab nations?
  871. Why the Right Loves Privilege Politics 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Right deploys privilege politics to avoid class politics, obscuring where the real power lies in our society.
  872. Why the rise of fascism is again the issue 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Fascism is preserved as history, as flickering footage of goose-stepping blackshirts, their criminality terrible and clear. Yet in the same liberal societies, whose war-making elites urge us never to forget, the accelerating danger of a modern kind of fascism is suppressed; for it is their fascism.
  873. Why the Ruling Class is So Upset About Edward Snowden
    The Damage to Our Intelligence is Gut-Wrenching to See

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Is Snowden a hero, or a villain? The tiny power elite that controls the mainstream press and cable channels, the corporations that dutifully hand over meta-data to the state, the twin political parties, are sick to their stomachs that they’ve been so exposed.
  874. Why the Swedish Left Lost
    An Analysis of the Electoral Fiasco and Lessons for the Democrats

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Analysts and political leaders on the left focus on how the right wing's lies go unfiltered by the establishment mass media. The media bias theory has some plausibility but the limit to the media-bias argument is that the extremist Sweden Democrats largely faced a media blackout but still managed to be one of the biggest winners in the electoral system.
  875. Why The U.S. Government Hates Venezuela 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Having lost in the realm of ideas, those supporting capitalism must compensate by other means.
  876. Why the United States Leaves Deadly Chemicals on the Market
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Scientists are trained to express themselves rationally. They avoid personal attacks when they disagree. But some scientific arguments become so polarized that tempers fray.
  877. Why the US has really gone broke
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    There is an enormous anomaly in the U.S. economy above and beyond the subprime mortgage crisis, the housing bubble and the prospect of recession: 60 years of misallocation of resources, and borrowings, to the establishment and maintenance of a military-industrial complex as the basis of the nation's economic life.
  878. Why the War on Terror Went Wrong
    Al Qaeda's Second Act

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Al-Qa’ida-type organisations, with beliefs and methods of operating similar to those who carried out the 9/11 attacks, have become a lethally powerful force from the Tigris to the Mediterranean in the past three years.
  879. Why the Washington Post Killed the Story of Murdoch’s Bid to Buy the US Presidency
    Carl Bernstein Caught in the Matrix

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
  880. Why the Western Media Pushes for War on Russia
    Operation Get Putin

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Author discusses the reasons why the western 'mainstream' media have sharply increased their campaign against Russia and President Putin.
  881. Why the Working Class? 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Workers are at the heart of the capitalist system. And that's why they are at the centre of socialist politics.
  882. Why the zoo shot its tigers
    Resource Type: Article
    A discussion of the practice of - and motivation behind - culling and conservation in the one of the worlds foremost science and conservation zoological facilities, the London Zoo.
  883. Why There Are No 'Israelis' in the Jewish State
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    A group of Jews and Arabs are fighting in the Israeli courts to be recognised as 'Israelis,' a nationality currently denied them, in a case that officials fear may threaten the country's self-declared status as a Jewish state.
  884. Why There Is No Socialism in the United States
    Resource Type: Book
  885. Why They Call It King Coal
    A Killer Industry Continues to Call the Shots

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Political corruption first puts coal workers at risk of death, trapped by circumstances: either work underground for King Coal and risk your life, go fight our wars in the US military and risk your life, or work for the government defending King Coal and its prerogatives. For working class West Virginians, that's the economy in a nutshell, accompanied by plaintive Civil War violins.
  886. Why They Left
    Brexit wasn't the first time Europeans rejected the EU, and it won't be the last. Here's what the Left should do.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Leave victory in the British referendum represents a moment of political confusion -- a hiatus in the opposition between social classes. No class appears capable of directing events. The ruling class has no clear plans for the future, and seems temporarily stunned.
  887. Why They Voted For Obama But Against Same-Sex Marriage
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    People who think that it is wrong to make same-sex marriage legal because it would give social approval to the practice of using sperm or egg donors to conceive children who will, by design, not know their biological mother or biological father are, according to liberals, "hateful and bigoted." In the world of these liberals, placing the welfare of children before the desires of adults is "hateful and bigoted."
  888. Why This Radical Leftist is Disillusioned by Leftist Culture
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    I will always believe in "The Revolution". But I am becoming very frustrated with modern "activist" culture.
  889. Why truck driving is one of the deadliest jobs in America
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    What incredibly important profession combines horrible hours, bad pay, and a poor lifestyle? Truck driving. This is a job that destroys so many lives that it could soon become unsustainable.
  890. Why Trump Won - And What's Next
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The election of Donald Trump in 2016 shows that American voters wanted 'anything but the above' Obama policies of the previous eight years, policies which were just extensions of the neoliberal regime established in the 1980s in the US since Reagan. However, US Neoliberal policy may not change fundamentally in a Trump regime; just its appearance.
  891. Why Trump?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Donald Trump is winning Republican presidential primaries at such a great rate that he seems likely to become the next Republican presidential nominee and perhaps the next president. Democrats have little understanding of why he is winning -- and winning handily, and even many Republicans don't see him as a Republican and are trying to stop him, but don't know how. There are various theories: People are angry and he speaks to their anger. People don’t think much of Congress and want a non-politician. Both may be true. But why? What are the details? And Why Trump?
  892. Why the Ukraine Crisis Is the West's Fault
    The Liberal Delusions That Provoked Putin

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The taproot of the trouble is NATO enlargement, the central element of a larger strategy to move Ukraine out of Russia's orbit and integrate it into the West. At the same time, the EU's expansion eastward and the West's backing of the pro-democracy movement in Ukraine -- beginning with the Orange Revolution in 2004 -- were critical elements, too.
  893. Why Unions Matter 
    2nd Edition, 10th Anniversary Update

    Resource Type: Book
    Shows why workers need unions, how unions are formed, how they operate, how collective bargaining works, the role of unions in politics, and what unions have done to bring workers together across the divides of race, gender, religion, and sexual orientation.
  894. Why US Fracking Companies Are Licking Their Lips Over Ukraine
    From climate change to Crimea, the natural gas industry is supreme at exploiting crisis for private gain

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The way to beat Vladimir Putin is to flood the European market with fracked-in-the-USA natural gas, or so the industry would have us believe.
  895. Why US Journalists Have Blood on Their Hands
    Turning Ukrainian Fascists into "Freedom Fighters"

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Hey U.S. mass media journalists: A large number of you writing in outlets like CNN, Fox News, New York Times, and Washington Post have blood on your hands.
  896. Why U.S.-Style Health Reform Does Not Work and What to Do about It
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Ending the corporate domination of healthcare is part of breaking the domination of the corporate class over our government and our lives. The task is to organize a mass movement that refuses to treat healthcare as a commodity.
  897. Why Vote for a Scottish State ?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Barry Biddulph takes a critical look at, The National Question-Some Basic Principles, by John Molyneux in the Irish Marxist Review and the application of these principles to Scotland by Keir Mckechnie.
  898. Why Voters Aren't Motivated by a Laundry List of Positions on Issues 
    Resource Type: Article
    An introduction to cognitive policy – the values, frames, and arguments that make sense of the political process.
  899. Why We Can Change the World
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2000
    Many good people support the "diversity" concept, because they see it as a way of building unity and respect for each other across cultural divides. But diversity is about "celebrating and respecting our differences." Despite many people's best intentions, it's not really about finding what we have in common, but about focusing on differences as if these supposed differences are what define us as human beings. Diversity as a framework, as a way of thinking about each other, will always stand in the way of the goal that most of us share, of multi-racial, multi-ethnic unity. Diversity in fact is no different from the basic capitalist view that society consists of various groups competing for their own interests. Such a view does not present any threat to capitalism or to inequality but reinforces it.
  900. Why We Can't Breathe
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    On police racism and violence against blacks.
  901. Why We Left Our Farms to Come to Copenhagen
    Speech of Henry Saragih, general coordinator of Via Campesina at the opening session of Klimaforum

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Climate change is already seriously impacting us. It brings floods, droughts and the outbreak of pests that are all causing harvest failures. I must point out that these harvest failures are something that the farmers did not create. Instead, it is the polluters who caused the emissions who destroy the natural cycles. So, we small scale farmers came here to say that we will not pay for their mistakes. And we are asking the emitters to face up to their responsibilities.
  902. Why We Loved the Zapatistas
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    It would be absurd to admonish the Zapatistas for failing to overcome generations of poverty in a single sweep, but is it too much to ask their privileged supporters abroad to pay more attention to the material conditions in Chiapas and less on the innovative ways they use their laptops to conjure “resistance”?
  903. Why we must Never Forget
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Lindsey German charts how the Nazis were able to perpetrate their crimes by eliminating all effective and organised opposition.
  904. Why We Must Oppose the Kremlin-Baiting Against Trump
    The Russia-connected allegations have created an atmosphere of hysteria amounting to McCarthyism.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The bipartisan, nearly full-political-spectrum tsunami of factually unverified allegations that President Trump has been seditiously "compromised" by the Kremlin, with scarcely any nonpartisan pushback from influential political or media sources, is deeply alarming. Begun by the Clinton campaign in mid-2016, and exemplified now by New York Times columnists (who write of a “Trump-Putin regime” in Washington), strident MSNBC hosts, and unbalanced CNN commentators, the practice is growing into a latter-day McCarthyite hysteria. Such politically malignant practices should be deplored wherever they appear, whether on the part of conservatives, liberals, or progressives.
  905. Why we must stop this gay witch-hunt now
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    President Yoweri Museveni has done it. Against widespread expectation raised by his earlier pledge, the Ugandan leader turned around this week and signed into law the contentious Anti-Homosexuality Bill passed last December by a parliament his ruling party, the National Resistance Movement (NRM), controls.
  906. Why We Need A "No Compromise" Climate Movement
    Between Empire And Its Subjects

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Successful campaigns against strip mining in the Appalachians have included peaceful legal tactics like petitioning, letters to the editor, education, marches and protests, as well as civil disobedience, industrial sabotage, armed defense of Appalachians’ property and other tactics that are viewed as insurrectionary and violent by today’s mainstream environmentalists.
  907. Why We Need "Free Software" Voting Machines
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    Argues that voting machines can’t be made more trustworthy by making source code to them available. The benefits for sharing and modifying voting machine source code lie elsewhere. Voting machine software should not be proprietary.
  908. Why we need the Fourth Communist Workers' International
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1921
    The language as well as the composition of the Third International can no longer be distinguished from that of Social Democracy. No longer will it set aside any manifestoes as opportunist; the call to participation in the reconstruction of Capitalism resounds ever more clearly as the official Moscow policy.
  909. Why We Reject the "Constituent Assembly" Demand
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Our rejection of the call for a constituent assembly reflects both the historical experience of the proletariat and the extension of the Marxist program over the years.
  910. Why we should feel positive about Paris
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    As the final text of the Paris deal was being wrestled into shape, we were standing near the Arc de Triomphe, underneath a huge red line. This stretch of scarlet fabric was one of many held aloft by chanting and singing members of a 15,000-strong crowd. They - we - were there to demand climate justice; to condemn an international deal that we already knew would cross crucial red lines for the climate. Though the deal was a dud, this was no Copenhagen, argue Jess Worth and Danny Chivers.
  911. Why We Should Not Forget Miriam Carey
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The ignominious and unnecessary public killing of Miriam Carey should be a human marker that triggers our cultural meaning machine to honestly consider what’s wrong with the picture of a howling pack of cops shooting down a troubled young mother … like a dog.
  912. Why we voted leave: voices from northern England - documentary
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2016
    A short look at why those in the north of England mainly voted to leave the EU - from Guerrera Films.
  913. Why we walked out
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Students across the US are protesting a public relations campaign that brings soldiers from the Israeli army to speak on campuses. These tours are an attempt to justify recent war crimes committed by the army.
  914. Why We've Been Targeted
    Against The Current vol. 115

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    Jose Maria Sison must take us for fools. He and the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) leadership compile a list of living and assassinated “counterrevolutionaries,” disseminate it among CPP members, then claim this is simply a harmless exercise in information dissemination!
  915. Why White Working Class Americans Are Dying "Deaths of Despair"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Franklin examines the reasons behind the steadily growing mortality rates for working-class white Americans, which he attributes to both workplace hazards and mental illness resulting from joblessness, poverty, and despair.
  916. Why Wikileaks is Good for Democracy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    The US has been going in the wrong direction for years by classifying millions of documents as secrets. Wikileaks and other media which report these so called secrets will embarrass people yes. Wikileaks and other media will make leaders uncomfortable yes. But embarrassment and discomfort are small prices to pay for a healthier democracy. Wikileaks has the potential to make transparency and accountability more robust.
  917. Why Wikileaks Matters
    The Lies of Diplomats

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    On the secret diplomatic cables disclosed by WikiLeaks.
  918. Why Work?
    Arguments for the Leisure Society

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1983
    Essays on useless work, useful work, and alternatives to work.
  919. Why Workplace "Accidents" Happen
    Safety Costs Money

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Many industrial and manufacturing companies resort to almost any means (some of them not entirely legal) to dissuade employees from joining a union because besides having to offer higher wages and improved benefits (and giving employees a voice in how they’re treated by management), they are required to provide a safe work environment. Safety costs money and every company is interested in saving money.
  920. Why You Should Question Your Bank
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1977
    A pamphlet urging Canadians to question their bank's involvment in loaning money to the racist South African government.
  921. Widerspruch gegen linkes Lavieren
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Israelische Linke rufen in offenem Brief an die Linkspartei zu Dialog über Nahostkonflikt auf
    In einem Offenen Brief an die LINKE haben über 100 linke Israelis ihre Erwartungen an eine solidarische Politik der deutschen Linkspartei deutlich gemacht und Kritik an Teilen der Partei geäußert, die die israelische Politik im Nahen Osten unterstützen.
  922. A Widow's Handbook
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1979
  923. Wie Alles Anfing
    How it All Began - The Personal Account of a West German Urban Guerilla

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1975   Published: 1977
    The original German edition of Wie Alles Anfing was seized by security police when it appeared in 1975. The resulting trial and publicity raised an international outrcy and the book has since been republished in German and translated into six languages.
  924. Wife Assault: The Silent Crime
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1981
  925. A Wikileak on the US and Al-Jazeera
    Blaming and (Killing) the Messenger

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    A Wikileaks-released cable from the U.S. embassy in Doha, Qatar, shows that U.S. officials were angry with Al Jazeera in the wake of Israel’s three-week assault on Gaza, because, alone of news networks the world over, al-Jazeera had actually shown what was happening on the ground to Gazan civilians besieged by an unrelenting Israeli air, artillery, and ground attack.
  926. Wikileaks
    Resource Type: Website
    A Wikipedia-type site for untraceable document leaking and analysis whose goal is to assist people who wish to reveal unethical behavior in their governments and corporations.
  927. The Wikileaks Afghan War Diary
    Reason for Celebration, Cause for Concern

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    The release of Wikileaks acquired records from U.S. forces in Afghanistan is an event of major significance which in some ways deserves to be celebrated by those opposed to the war in Afghanistan, but there are also some serious problems with the records and with the way Wikileaks released them.
  928. Wikileaks and the Free Press
    Exposing the Futility of US Foreign Policy

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Wikileaks published documents from sources US journalists should have cultivated instead of behaving like White House stenographers. Exceptions like Seymour Hersh and Dana Priest only dramatize the point: the fourth estate has become an arm of national security policy.
  929. Wikileaks and the New Global Order
    America's Wake-Up Call

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    The impression of a world running out of American control has become a theme touching all our lives over the past decade. The US invented and exported financial deregulation, promising it to be the epitome of the new capitalism that was going to offer the world economic salvation. The result is a banking crisis that now threatens to topple the very governments in Europe who are Washington’s closest allies.
  930. Wikileaks and the Truth of the Af-Pak War
    Against The Current vol. 148

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    In the aftermath of the much-discussed leak of the Afghan war documents, few aspects of the Af-Pak imbroglio have been as scrutinized as the supposed duplicity of the Pakistani security establishment. The New York Times editorial board, for example, promptly declared that of all of the revelations, the reports detailing the “cynical collusion between Pakistan’s military intelligence service and the Taliban” were the “most alarming.” (This, too, from a paper that had been privy to the leaked material for some time before the database went public).
  931. WikiLeaks Begins Publishing 5 Million Emails From STRATFOR
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
  932. WikiLeaks Bombshell: Emails Show Citigroup Had Major Role in Shaping and Staffing Obama's First Term
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    According to emails released by WikiLeaks, which came from a hack of the email account of John Podesta, a co-chair of Obama's 2008 Transition Team, we learn that despite the obvious fact that Citigroup was both corrupt and derelict in handling its own financial affairs, Barack Obama gave executives of that bank an outsized role in shaping and staffing his first term.
  933. WikiLeaks: Conspiracy of Governance to the Courage to Inspire
    The Moral Math of Our Time

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    WikiLeaks emerged into the limelight like a call to the conscience of humanity. They released secret documents revealing Kenyan government corruption, Iceland’s financial collapse, the criminality of US wars in the Middle East and more. Their very existence and what they revealed called into question the legitimacy of imperial power structures around the world.
  934. WikiLeaks continues exposure of predatory US foreign policy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    In the face of an unprecedented campaign of US harassment and intimidation, the Internet-based WikiLeaks group is continuing its efforts to expose the predatory role of American foreign policy around the world, releasing secret diplomatic documents every day.
  935. WikiLeaks Copycat Reveals Indonesia's Bloody Secrets
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    On Friday, December 10th IndoLeaks, Indonesia’s very own version of WikiLeaks, went live. Over the following weeks the site has posted some sensitive documents including a conversation between former President Suharto and former US President Gerald Ford as well as four autopsy reports of the victims of the infamous 1965 coup attempt.
  936. WikiLeaks, Corruption and the Super Injunction
    Suppression and Information

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    In Australia, whose institutions still pride themselves on an antiquated obsession with aspects of English gagging, suppression orders do retain a certain mystique. They certainly do in the Australian state of Victoria, which is said to throw “suppression orders around like confetti”.
  937. Wikileaks Exposes Complicity of the Press
    Documents Show NYT and Washington Post Shilling for US Government on Iran Missile "Threat"

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    A key Wikileaks document which should have resulted in stories calling into question the thrust of the Obama administration's ballistic missile defense policy in Europe based on an alleged Iranian missile threat has instead produced a spate of stories buttressing anti-Iran hysteria.
  938. The Wikileaks Files 
    The World According to US Empire

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    An introduction by Julian Assange exposes the ongoing debates about freedom of information, international surveillance, and justice. With contributions by Dan Beeton, Phyllis Bennis, Michael Busch, Peter Certo, Conn Hallinan, Sarah Harrison, Richard Heydarian, Dahr Jamail, Jake Johnston, Alexander Main, Robert Naiman, Francis Njubi Nesbitt, Linda Pearson, Gareth Porter, Tim Shorrock, Russ Wellen, and Stephen Zunes
  939. The Wikileaks Files: The World According to US Empire
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    A compilation of contributions from WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange, WikiLeaks section editor Sarah Harrison, and a team of journalists, professors, and writers. The book is full of eye-opening scholarly analysis of the diplomatic cables made public by the WikiLeaks group, focusing on the 2010 - 2011 'Cablegate' disclosures. It takes on a huge amount of data and delivers a thorough introduction to the narratives of U.S. policy that the cables reveal.
  940. Wikileaks is Good for America
    Get Over It!

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Julian Assange and Bradley Manning did not create the mess we now find ourselves in. But what they have had the courage to do may just eventually let enough sunshine in for change to happen.
  941. Wikileaks releases 'largest trove of docs exposing secret TiSA trade deal
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    WikiLeaks has published 17 secret documents related to a controversial trade agreement currently being negotiated behind closed doors between the US, EU and over 20 WTO members.
  942. WikiLeaks Reveals How the US Aggressively Pursued Regime Change in Syria, Igniting a Bloodbath
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In 2010, WikiLeaks became a household name by releasing 251,287 classified State Department cables. The essays that make up The WikiLeaks Files shed critical light on a once secret history.
  943. Wikileaks - The Smear and the Denial
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    The Internet has revealed a chasm separating the corporate media from readers and viewers. Previously, the divide was hidden by the simple fact that journalists monopolised the means of mass communication. Dissent was restricted to a few lonely lines on the letter’s page, if that.
  944. WikiLeaks: 10 Years of Pushing the Boundaries of Free Speech
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    We are now entering WikiLeaks 10 year anniversary. The organization registered their domain on October 4, 2006 and blazed into the public limelight in the spring of 2010 with the publication of Collateral Murder. This video footage depicted the cruel scenery of modern war seen from an Apache helicopter gun-sight. It became an international sensation, with the website temporarily crashing with the massive influx of visitors.
  945. Wikileaks, the US, Sweden and Devil's Island
    The Anti-Empire Report

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
  946. WikiLeaks, Ukraine and NATO
    A Relentless March to Russia's Doorstep

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Is the Russian occupation of the Crimea a case of aggressive expansionism by Moscow or aimed at at blocking a scheme by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to roll right up to the Russia’s western border?
  947. WikiLeaks Vault 7 Reveals CIA Cyberwar and the Battleground of Democracy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    WikiLeaks dropped a bombshell on the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Code-named “Vault 7”, the whistleblowing site began releasing the largest publication of confidential documents that have come from the top secret security network at the Cyber Intelligence Center.
  948. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Resource Type: Website
    Free online encyclopedia.
  949. Wilberforce, William
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    British politician, philanthropist and a leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade. (1759-1833).
  950. The WILD conference
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1990
  951. Wild Hunters
    Predators in Peril

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991
    A passionate argument for the preservation of Canadian wildlife. Animals such as bears and wolves are in dire need of protection from the encroachments of civilisation.
  952. WILD Maps
    Organization profile published 1990

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1990
  953. Wild Socialism: All Power to the Councils! (Review)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Review of Wild Socialism: Workers Councils in Revolutionary Berlin, 1918-1921 by Martin Comack (2012) and All Power to the Councils! A Documentary History of the German Revolution of 1918-1919 edited by Gabriel Kuhn (2012).
  954. Wild West Journalism
    Outlaws, Cowpokes and a Eunuched Press

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Journalism is not dead nor is anthropology. Both are undergoing seismic transformations while under attack from a neoliberal culture that devalues the public and disparages the truth.
  955. Wildcat I
    From The Factory Songs of Mr. Toad

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1994
  956. Wildcat or official strike action?
    A discussion of the relative merits of official strike action or unsanctioned wildcat action

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    The best-known form of direct action is the strike, in which workers simply walk off their jobs and refuse to produce profits for the boss until they get what they want. This is the preferred tactic of bureaucratic unions but is one of the least effective ways of confronting the boss.
  957. Wildcat Strikes in China
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
  958. Wildlife conference
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1989
  959. Wildlife Need Habitat Off-Limits To Humans!
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Environmentalism can most simply be defined as the extension of the Golden Rule to include other species. Wildlife must be given top priority, because they can't protect themselves from us.
  960. Wilebaldo Solano As I Knew Him
    Against The Current vol. 152

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    I first met Wilebaldo Solano in Paris in 1997 after corresponding with him since the late 1980s. I had translated an article Wilebaldo wrote about Victor Serge and the POUM,(1) and finally meeting him was an inexplicably emotional occasion, a moment of warmth, solidarity and enthusiasm for us (Wilebaldo, his wife Maria Teresa and myself).
  961. Wilfred Burchett's Retreat From Moscow
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Between 1965-1968, journalist Rupert Lockwood (1908-1997) was the Moscow-based correspondent for the Communist Party of Australia’s (CPA) newspaper Tribune. A veteran journalist, Lockwood had become a leftist as the result of his front-line experiences covering the Spanish Civil War for the Melbourne Herald. A party member since 1939, his Moscow experiences contributed to him leaving the party in 1969. In these previously unpublished “Notes and Recollections”, drafted in the 1980s, Lockwood recalls his Moscow experiences, and his association with journalist Wilfred Burchett (1911-1983).
  962. Wilkerson, Cathy
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    American radical. (Born 1945).
  963. Will ANC government ever prosecute South Africans in Israeli Army?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    When South African security services prevented a Cape Town girl from boarding a plane allegedly to join ISIS, many South Africans were pleased but at the same time surprised at how swift the reaction of our security services were. How come the same reaction is not applied to South African Zionist Jews serving in the Israeli Defence Force (IDF)?
  964. Will climate chaos reign in the Anthropocene? 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    To judge by many accounts of climate change, the twenty-first century will gradually become a warmer, stormier, and less biodiverse version of the twentieth. There's an unspoken assumption that the Anthropocene will be less pleasant than the Holocene, but not fundamentally different, and that the transition will be smooth.
  965. Will El Salvador be forced to pay $301 million for valuing clean water over gold?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The Central American state of El Salvador could be forced to pay US$301 million in damages to an Australian-Canadian mining company, OceanaGold, after the company's application for a mining license was rejected on the basis of the projected environmental damage it would cause.
  966. Will GM Crops Collapse the Food System?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Often when a technology is introduced one never considers why it was introduced or what future events and connections may be put in motion. Clearly the trend to global crop production and marketing has changed the face of agriculture. Now we are left to decide if it was a good thing, this world changing shift in crop production brought about by GM crops.
  967. The Will of the People Doesn’t Mean Jack Shit to the Drug Warriors
    Gangsters With Federal Pensions

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The DEA vs. voter-approved marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado.
  968. Will Sustainable development save our lakes and rivers?
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991
  969. Will Teach for Food
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1997
    17 essays on academic labour in crisis.
  970. Will the Candidate Please Explain
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1979
    This is a set of reflections on the occasion of the current federal election with questions to be addressed to candidates in that election.
  971. Will the Greek elections strengthen the hands of the Global South?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The endorsement of a leftist party is a vote against global lenders imposing governance prescriptions on countries in crisis. If Greece successfully pushes back against its lenders, it will open the door to countries of the Global South to restructure their relationships with lenders such as the World Bank and IMF.
  972. Will the Iran Deal Hold?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Finkel explores the underlying reasons behind Israel and Saudi Arabia's disapproval over the United States' nuclear weapon deal with Iran.
  973. Will the Real Gwyn Morgan Please Stand Up
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
  974. Will the real Stephen Harper please stand up?
    Resource Type: Article
    A citizen's guide to comparing election campaign promises to deeply held beliefs.
  975. William Godwin
    A Biographical Study

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2008
    A biography of the influential writer and thinker described by Woodcock as the first prophet of libertarian socialism.
  976. William Morris
    From Romantic to Revolutionary

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1955   Published: 1977
    A biography of the nineteenth-century socialist, designer, artist, and intellectual William Morris.
  977. The William Morris Internet Archive
    Resource Type: Website
    A subarchive of the Marxists Internet Archive, featuring the works of the English socialist, writer, and artist William Morris.
  978. Williams, Jody
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Winner of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize. (Born 1950).
  979. The Willmar 8
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 1981
    Eight female employees of the Citizens National Bank in Willmar Minnesota, USA went on strike on December 16, 1977 over charges of sex discrimination. The tellers and bookkeepers were protesting unequal pay and unequal opportunities for advancement.
  980. Wilson, Edmund
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    American writer and literary critic. (1895-1972).
  981. Wilson opposes publishing safeguards
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1992
  982. Wilson's Open Door to World War I
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Discussion of the underlying reasons for the United States' participation in World War I.
  983. Wimps Can't Win
    The Sissy Left

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    When did we on the left forget how to fight back in dark alleys?
  984. Wind offers a healthy way to generate power
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    To reduce global greenhouse gas emissions at a pace and scale that experts agree is necessary to avoid increasing catastrophic effects of global warming, we need a mix of renewable energy. Wind power will play a large role.
  985. Wind power opponents may be blowing hot air
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    When it comes to wind power, we have to be careful to ensure that impacts on the environment and on animals such as birds and bats are minimized, and we should continue to study possible effects on health. But we must also be wary of false arguments against it.
  986. Winding Down
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 1983
  987. A Window on Indigenous Life
    Intimate Indigeneities: Race, Sex and History in the Small Space of Andean Life (Book Review)

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Book Review of Andrew Canessa's Intimate Indigeneities: Race, Sex and History in the Small Space of Andean Life.
  988. Windows on the Workplace
    Technology, Jobs, and the Organization of Office Work

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2004
    Takes us behind the news stories of the highly efficient, high-tech workplace and shows us the ways in which technologies have been adapted by management to reshape the way work is done.
  989. Winds of Change: The Daughters of Bilitis and Lesbian Organizing
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    A history of Daughters of Bilitis (DOB), the first national lesbian organization in the United States.
  990. Windsor Coalition For Development
    Organization profile published 1982

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1982
  991. Windsor Occupational Health and Safety (WOSH) Council
    Organization profile published 1980

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1980
  992. Windsor Strike 1945
    Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia

    Resource Type: Article
    Windsor Strike, 12 Sept-20 Dec 1945, at the WINDSOR, Ont, plant of Ford Motor Co. There was really only one strike issue at Ford: union recognition. The united automobile workers demanded it; the company refused to grant it.
  993. Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1984
  994. Winged Warnings: Built for survival, birds in trouble from pole to pole
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Globally, one in eight -- more than 1,300 species -- are threatened with extinction, and the status of most of those is deteriorating, according to BirdLife International.
  995. Winner of the 2017 Goldman Environmental Prize for Asia: Prafulla Samantara
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Prafulla Samantara, winner of the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize for his relentless efforts, has made it his life's work to fight injustice by lending a voice to Indigenous communities and small scale farmers.
  996. Winners and Losers in Our New Media Moment
    Donald Trump, Mass Shootings With an Islamic Terrorist Flavor, and the Rise of the "Spectaculection"

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Sometimes what matters most takes up every inch of space in the room and somehow we still don’t see it. That’s how I feel about our present media moment.
  997. A winning formula
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Intelligent community-based campaigning exposes the BNP for what it is, as well as providing a defence of civil society.
  998. Winning the Rank and File Soldiers in Egypt
    An Historical Drama Unfolds

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces will wield power during and immediately after the current transition of the toppling of Mohamed Morsi.
  999. Winnipeg 1919
    The strikers' own history of the Winnipeg General Strike

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1972   Published: 1975
    The Winnipeg General Strike was a landmark in Canadian political and labour history. This book, with the lively and clearly-written strikers' account of the strike and more than 40 photos of major strike events, offers the perspective on the strike of the people who organized it. Second edition.
  1000. Winnipeg Co-ordinating Committee for Disarmament
    Organization profile published 1982

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1982
    Inactive/Defunct Organization
  1001. Winnipeg Declaration of Principles
    Resource Type: Article
    The principles of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation.
  1002. Winnipeg Gay Media Collective
    Organization profile published 1986

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1986
    Inactive/Defunct Organization
  1003. Winnipeg General Strike
    Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia

    Resource Type: Article
    In Winnipeg on May 15, when negotiations broke down between management and labour in the building and metal trades, the Winnipeg Trades and Labor Council called a general strike.
  1004. Winnipeg General Strike
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    The Winnipeg General Strike of 1919 was one of the most influential strikes in Canadian history, and became the platform for future labour reforms. In March 1919 labour delegates from across Western Canada convened in Calgary to form a branch of the "One Big Union", with the intention of earning rights for Canadian workers through a series of strikes.
  1005. Winnipeg Housing Concerns Group Inc
    Organization profile published 1982

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1982
    Inactive/Defunct Organization
  1006. Winnipeg Past And Present - An Oral History And Community Survey Project (WPP)
    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1982
    Inactive/Defunct Organization
  1007. Winnipeg Student Christian Movement
    Organization profile published 1982

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1982
    Inactive/Defunct Organization
  1008. Winnipeg Walkathon For El Salvador.
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1982
  1009. Winstanley & The Diggers
    The Spirtual and Political Story of a Seventeenth Century Communist Movement

    Resource Type: Article
    Spritzler sets out to show that the resistance to the Hobbesian ideas that rule our lives today is as old as those ideas themselves. Hobbes' basic assumption is that men are necessarily locked into a struggle for power over one another This assumption is also the basis of the most powerful political forces at work in the world today. Winstanley, and many of his contempoaries, defy this dominant paradigm.
  1010. Winstanley, Gerrard
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    English Protestant religious reformer and political activist, a member of the True Levellers. (1609-1676).
  1011. Winstanley’s Ecology
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Largely forgotten for much of the eighteenth and nineteenth century, the communist thought of Winstanley was rediscovered by German and Russian Marxists in the late nineteenth century.
  1012. Winter Cities
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1992
  1013. Winter cities
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1991
  1014. Winter of Discontent
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1990   Published: 1991
    Whole communities are being plunged into a poverty culture that is very difficult to escape.
  1015. Winter of Discontent
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A term used to describe the British winter of 1978-1979, during which there were widespread strikes by local authority trade unions demanding larger pay raises for their members.
  1016. Winter Soldier
    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 1972
    A chronicling of the Winter Soldier Investigation - about war crimes during the Vietnam War - that took place in Detroit, Michigan, from January 31 to February 2, 1971.
  1017. Winter Soldier 2008
    Against The Current vol. 134

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    More than 250 veterans and military families gathered from March 13-15 outside Washington, DC for the Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) Winter Soldier Investigation: Iraq and Afghanistan. Videos of their testimony on their experiences are posted at www.IVAW.org.
  1018. The Winter Years
    The Depression on the Prairies

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1966   Published: 1973
    The story of ordinary people in Western Canada in the Great Depression of the 1930s.
  1019. A Winter's Tale Told in Memoirs
    Against The Current vol. 153

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    The Socialist Workers (SWP), now a curious sidebar in the history of radicalism, is a linear descendant of the political movement initiated in the United States by pro-Bolshevik followers of Leon Trotsky on the eve of the Great Depression. For 45 years, until the mid-1970s, the movement associated with the SWP was at the crossroads of the Far Left.
  1020. Wir sind nackt und nennen uns Du
    Von Lichtfreunden und Sonnenkampfern; eine Geschichte der Freikorperkultur

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
    Fesselnde Kulturgeschichte der FKK-Bewegung von Kaisers Zeiten bis in die 1970er.
  1021. Wisconsin and Beyond
    Against The Current vol. 152

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    As the last decade or more have demonstrated, unions don’t grow incrementally as a result of their patient, even persistence efforts to recruit. Rather, unions grow more or less rapidly in periods of intense conflict and labor upheaval. Such was the clear experience of the 1930s. In a somewhat more uneven fashion, the period from the mid-1960s through the 1970s saw rising numbers of strikes, increased rank and file rebellion, and the addition of four million members to the ranks of organized labor.
  1022. Wisconsin Dairy Farmers Have Been Duped into Producing Too Much Milk
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Wisconsin farmers have been duped into producing too much milk, resulting in reduced profitability and at the expense of the environment.
  1023. A Wisconsin Idea Resurgent
    Against The Current vol. 158

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    More than a year has passed since the mass protests of February-March 2011, at Madison and elsewhere across Wisconsin, erupted in response to Republican Governor Scott Walker’s effort to bust the state’s public employee unions.
  1024. Wisconsin Uprising
    Labor Fights Back

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2012
    A collection of essays describing the working class uprising that occurred in Wisconsin, in February and early March of 2011.
  1025. Wisconsin Uprising
    Labor Fights Back

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2012
    A collection of accounts from the early stages of the Wisconsin uprising against the corporate world in the of spring 2011.
  1026. The Wisdom of Whores 
    Bureaucrats, Brothels, and the Business of AIDS

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2008
    Pisani's book The Wisdom of Whores is a scathing attack on the bureaucratic international aid communities that deal with HIV/AIDS. Topics include: injection of drugs and the idea of harm reduction by the use of clean needles and methadone to prevent the spread of HIV, the question of economic resources and how and where they are spent, the concept of abstinence and how the U.S. administration views has undermined the use of condoms.
  1027. Wish you were born rich!!?? Now you can be!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1989
  1028. Witch Hunt
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    A documentary about unfounded allegations of satanic abuse of children.
  1029. Witch Hunt vs. Academic Freedom
    Against The Current vol. 116

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    I appear before you today because of a campaign of intimidation to which I have been subjected for over three years. While this campaign was started by certain members of the Columbia faculty, and by outside forces using some of my students as conduits, it soon expanded to include members of the Columbia administration, the rightwing tabloid press, the Israeli press, and more locally the Columbia Spectator. Much of this preceded the David Project film “Columbia Unbecoming,” and the ensuing controversy.
  1030. Witch Hunts
    From Salem to Guantanamo Bay

    Resource Type: Book
    Robert Rapley's book is a bleak history. From the witch hunts of Salem, the Dreyfus case to the torture of Maher Arar and to the abuses of Abu Graib and Guantanamo he contends that the fears and ignorance from one century to another may change but the outcome is still the same. The accused is guilty before evidence is sought, beatings and torture are justifiable and since the accused is so dangerous other accomplices must be found. Everything from the petty to the huge is justified and buried with no accountability in the name of protecting society, the state or national security. He has written of our lamentable history from the 16th century to the omnious threat of the Patriot Act II.
  1031. The Witch-Hunters
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Washington Post pushes campaign to censor alternative media.
  1032. With A Little Help From Outside
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    The world sees a great and ongoing injustice. They want a just Israel. They see an Israel that occupies and is clearly unjust, and they believe they should do something. We should thank them for this from the bottom of our hearts.
  1033. With Ash on Their Faces
    Yezidi Women and the Islamic State

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2017
    A chronicle of ISIS' genocide of the Yezidis population in northern Iraq in 2014, including the enslavement and abuse of women and children, a persecution and tragedy that continues to this day.
  1034. With God on Our Side
    The Struggle for Workers' Rights in a Catholic Hospital

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2012
    Adam D. Reich tells the story of a five-year campaign to unionize Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, a Catholic hospital in California.
  1035. With My Heart in Yambo
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2011
    Twenty-four years ago director Fernanda Restrepo's two teenage brothers disappeared. A year later, the family finally learned the worst possible news: the brothers had been kidnapped, tortured and murdered by the Ecuadorean police, and then dumped. Restrepo embarks on the painful journey of recounting her family’s story, and documents yet one more search in Lake Yambo, where the boys’ bodies were dumped.
  1036. With our own Hands
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1986
  1037. With Power of Social Media Growing, Police Now Monitoring and Criminalizing Online Speech 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Criminal cases for online political speech are now commonplace in the UK, notorious for its hostility to basic free speech and press rights. As The Independent's James Bloodworth reported last week, "around 20,000 people in Britain have been investigated in the past three years for comments made online."
  1038. With the Peasants of Aragon
    Libertarian Communism in the Liberated Area of Spain

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1937   Published: 1984
    The story of how Aragón peasants collectivised the land and established libertarian communism beginning in 1936.
  1039. With Virtual Machines, Getting Hacked Doesn't Have To Be That Bad
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Lee explains how to install and use a virtual machine, a fake computer running inside the real computer.
  1040. Rich Witham and Audrey Anderson
    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1980
  1041. Within and Against the Market
    Resource Type: Article
    Radical initiatives which take subversive action from within the system.
  1042. Without Fear, Without Favor
    The Future of Journalism

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The Words “lifetime achievement” have a certain undertone. There is a hint that the work is finished.
  1043. Without Women, No Food Security
    Against The Current vol. 157

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    In the countries of the Global South, women are the primary producers of food: the ones in charge of working the earth, maintaining seed stores, harvesting fruit, obtaining water and safeguarding the harvest.
  1044. Witness to a War Crimes Trial: My Heart is Sepur Zarco
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    A frail, elderly woman, covered from head to toe in bright, colorful clothing approaches the witness chair. Her face is almost entirely covered. She is no more than five feet tall, and under all that clothing she can't weigh more than 100 pounds. She sits next to her translator. She speaks only Q’eqchi, one of Guatemala’s 24 officially recognized languages – no Spanish.
    The witness speaks quietly into a microphone, and her testimony is harrowing.
  1045. Witness to Betrayal: Scott Crow on the Exploits and Misadventures of FBI Informant Brandon Darby
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Scott Crow tells the story of his friendship with Brandon Darby, an anarchist militant and FBI informer.
  1046. A Witness to Destroying Schools
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Book Review of "Schoolhouse Shams: Myths and Misinformation in School Reform" by Peter Downs.
  1047. Witness to Justice: A Society to be Transformed
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1979
  1048. Witnessing revolution in Rojava
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In Rojava, who is the enemy is real simple: the Turkish government. Everyone knows that the Turkish government has supported Daesh [also called ISIS]. If the outside world wants to support Rojava, it's not money they primarily need, it's opening the border.
  1049. A Wives' Tale
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1983
  1050. Wklad Rózy Luksemburg do marksizmu.
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2000
  1051. The Wobblies
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1980
  1052. Wobblies!: A Graphic History of the Industrial Workers of the World
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2005
    The stories of the hard-rock miners’ shooting wars, Elizabeth Gurly Flynn (the “Rebel Girl”), the first sit-down strikes and Free Speech fights, Emma Goldman and the struggle for birth control access, bohemian radicals John Reed and Louise Bryant, field-hand revolts and lumber workers’ strikes, wartime witch hunts, government prosecutions and mob lynching, Mexican-American uprisings in Baja, and Mexican peasant revolts led by Wobblies, hilarious and sentimental songs created and later revived—all are here, and much more.
  1053. The Wobblies Heritage
    Against The Current vol. 115

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    The cover of this Against the Current issue features something new that is also a century old: a Wobbly icon. This one is an image, on a banner (one of twelve made by labor muralist Mike Alewitz), foregrounding the old “Sabo-Tabby” of sabotage, backgounding the striking coal miners’ tactic of putting nails in the path of cars and trucks bringing scabs to work.
  1054. The Wobblies in Their Heyday
    The Rise and Destruction of the Industrial Workers of the World during the World War I Era

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
    During World War I, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) rose to prominence as an effective, militant union and then was destroyed by a devastating campaign of repression launched by the federal government. This book documents the rise and fall of this important industrial labour organization.
  1055. Wobblies on the Southern Home Front
    Against The Current vol. 116

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    Most readers of Against the Current know the Industrial Workers of the World by their imaginative and daring radical tactics and campaigns in the Northeast and the West — the Free Speech campaigns; the Lawrence, Massachusetts Bread and Roses textile strike, made colorful by its propaganda, and especially the pageants and children’s evacuation that brought the strike publicity; their organizing of itinerant workers and hoboes; and the Wobblies’ clarion calls for direct action and sabotage on the job, as well as loudmouthed boasts of violent action in response to the bosses’ violence.
  1056. Wobblies on the Waterfront
    Interracial unionism in progressive-era Philadelphia

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2007
    Peter Cole outlines the factors that were instrumental in Local 8's success, both ideological (the IWW's commitment to working-class solidarity) and pragmatic (racial divisions helped solidify employer dominance). He also shows how race was central not only to the rise but also to the decline of Local 8, as increasing racial tensions were manipulated by employers and federal agents bent on the union's destruction.
  1057. Wobblies & Zapatistas 
    Conversations on Anarchism, Marxism and Radical Theory

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2008
    Wobblies and Zapatistas offers readers an encounter between two generations and two traditions. Staughton Lynd and Andrej Grubacic meet in dialogue in an effort to bring together the anarchist and Marxist traditions, to discuss the writing of history by those who make it, and to remind us of the idea that 'my country is the world'.
  1058. Wollstonecraft, Mary
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    British writer, philosopher, and feminist. (1759-1797).
  1059. Woman-Centered, Activist Agendas
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1997
    Raising and politicitizing our demands for human rights, including the sexual and reproductive rights of women internationally, will contribute significantly toward improving women's health and respecting women's rights as human rights.
  1060. Woman fights for pollution information
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1989
  1061. Woman and Human Wholeness
    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1983
    Inactive/Defunct Organization
  1062. Woman in Ancient Africa
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
    Using travellers' reports written between the 12th and 16th centuries, Loth challenges the traditional view of women in ancient Africa as subservient. The text, illustrated with 112 black-and-white and 46 full-colour photographs, reveals women in the time of the great African empires and city founders, religious leaders, traders, and family bread-winners as well as wives and mothers.
  1063. A Woman in Berlin
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1954   Published: 2005
    The anonymous author describes the degradation of Berlin women at the hands of Russian troops at the end of the Second World War.
  1064. Woman Leads Tribals Against World's Steel Maker
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    The fight against the world's biggest steel maker, ArcelorMittal, is being waged from a tiny tea stall in Ranchi, eastern India.
  1065. Woman Sitting at the Machine, Thinking
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
  1066. Woman, Why Do You Weep?
    Circumcision and its Consequences

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1983
    This is the first book by a Sudanese woman to deal in scholarly fashion with female circumcision and infibulation in Sudan. Based on a large-scale statistical survey, Dr. El Dareer presents detailed evidence as to the extent of the practice. She particularly focuses on the health problems resulting from the custom, and gives a fascinating account of the very varied attitudes which Sudanese women and men have towards it.
  1067. Woman's Consciousness, Man's World 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1973
    The cultural and economic liberation of women is inseparable from the creation of a society in which all people no longer have their lives stolen from them, and in which the conditions of their production and reproduction will no longer be distorted or held back by the subordination of sex, race, or class.
  1068. Woman's Estate
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1966   Published: 1976
    Juliet Mitchell defines the specific areas of women's oppression and describes current attempts to break the pattern of repression imposed on all women.
  1069. Womanspirit Art Research and Resource Centre
    Organization profile published 1983

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1983
    Inactive/Defunct Organization
  1070. Women Against Censorship
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1985
    Essays which argue that women have nothing to gain by allying themselves with anti-feminist forces and mainstream politicians. The contributors say that censorhip will be used against feminists who seek deep and permanent changes in the status quo.
  1071. Women Against Violence Against Women (WAVAW)
    Organization profile published 1983

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1983
  1072. Women and Agriculture: An Annotated Bibliography
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1984
  1073. Women and Class
    Towards a Socialist Feminism

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2011
    Draper situates the origins of the modern feminist movement in the revolutionary movements of the nineteenth century.
  1074. Women and Crime
    Volume 3 #2

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992
  1075. Women and Environment in the Third World
    Alliance for the Future

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
    An account of the problems faced by women in the management of land, water, forests, energy and human settlements. The autors describe ways in which women can organized to meet environmental, social and economic challenges.
  1076. Women and Environmentalists
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1990
  1077. Women and Environments
    Periodical profile published 1984

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1984
  1078. Women and Environments
    Periodical profile published 1983

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1983
  1079. Women and Environments
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1989
  1080. Women and Global Capitalism
    Against The Current vol. 85

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2000
    Women are affected in unique ways by current forms of global economic integration. Their experiences, concerns and needs must be a central part of the groundwork for understanding and transforming this global economy.
  1081. Women and Media
    Analysis, Alternatives and Action

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1984
  1082. Women and Militarism resource kit
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1983
  1083. Women and New Technologies
    An Organizing Manual - Periodical profile published 1990

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1990
    Newsletter #44, March 1990.
  1084. Women and Peace Resource Book
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
  1085. Women and Peace Resource Book
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
  1086. Women and Planning
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1986
  1087. Women and Poverty Revisted
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
  1088. Women and Poverty: A Report by the National Council of Welfare
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1979
  1089. Women and Power
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1990
  1090. Women and Social Change
    Feminist Activism in Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991
  1091. Women and Socialism - Accounting for our Experience
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1979
  1092. Women and the Christian Faith - A Selected Bibliography and Resource Catalogue
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1979
  1093. Women and the Constitution: The Next Five Years
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1983
  1094. Women and the Law in Newfoundland
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1976   Published: 1977
    This booklet discusses some of the laws of Newfoundland as they apply to women.
  1095. Women and the Law in Nova Scotia
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1977
    A booklet about women and the law.
  1096. Women And The Law: Your Rights In Alberta
    Calgary Caucus, National Association of Women and the Law

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1982
  1097. Women and Trade Unions
    Chapter 12 of Hidden from History. 300 Years of Women's Oppression and the Fight Against It

    Resource Type: Article
  1098. Women and Unemployment
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1980
  1099. Women And Unions - Special Issue Of Resources For Feminist Research/Documentation
    Sur La Recherche Feministe. - Periodical profile published 1981

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1981
    Resources for Feminist Research (formerly the Canadian Newsletter of Research on Women) is an interdisciplinary, international periodical of research on women and sex roles.
  1100. Women and Well-Being/Les Femmes et le Mieux-Etre
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
  1101. Women Are Not Wallpaper
    Miren Gutierrez and Oriana Boselli interview filmmaker Erik Gandini

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Something new is appearing on the Italian screen. About time, some may say.
  1102. Women at Work
    Ontario 1850-1930

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1974
    Wmen at Work attempts to explore the realities of Canadian women's experiences, and proposes a framework which begins to answer why the double exploitation of women as mothers and workers has persisted to the present day.
  1103. Women at Work in Nova Scotia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1977
    A pamphlet that examines the struggles and realities of working women in Nova Scotia.
  1104. Women at Work - Ontario, 1850- 1930
    Resource Type: Book
  1105. Women and Censorship - Letters to Index on Censorship
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1991
    Reader comments on pornography and censorship.
  1106. Women and Children First
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1982
  1107. Women and Conserver Society
    Organization profile published 1983

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1983
    Inactive/Defunct Organization
  1108. Women and Economics Development Committee
    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1986
    Inactive/Defunct Organization
  1109. Women Enslaved by Islamic Reaction
    Taliban: Bitter Fruit of U.S. Imperialism's Anti-Soviet War

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2001
    There is nothing progressive or "anti-imperialist" about being shrouded in the veil. Nor is it, as some liberals would maintain, a quaint cultural attribute. You wouldn't think you would have to be a communist to see that wrapping a woman in a veil and secluding her in the home is a hideous oppression crying out to be wiped from the face of the earth. The veil is a physical symbol of the submission of women to men and the imposed affirmation of their inferior status.
  1110. Women and the Environment in the Third World
    Alliance for the Future

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
    This book contains well documented case studies and interviews with leading women conservationists from the Third World, and gives a clear account of women's problems in relation to land, water, forests, energy and human settlements. It also looks at the lack of response from international organizations and at ways in which women can organize to meet environmental, social and economic challenges.
  1111. Women in a Neoliberal Order
    Against The Current vol. 109

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    Feminists and historians of the Middle East were a bit surprised last year when Laura Bush made a radio address defending women's rights -- in Iraq. An unlikely champion of women's causes at home (The Economist of London, not a radical magazine, rates her “low” on feminism) from reproductive freedom, affirmative action or equality in employment to social services women need, Ms. Bush found in women's rights a convenient pretext for boosting her husband's imperial crusade in another country.
  1112. Women in Control
    Iron Fist, Velvet Glove

    Resource Type: Book
    Images of the dominant female were once the exclusive property of secretive fetishists, guiltily celebrated in underground books and videos and unknown to the mainstream. Today provocative characters like the dominatrix, the unattainable goddess, and the cruel temptress have become familiar, if still controversial, figures in pop culture. Women in Control showcases images and icons from this heady world. Noted fetish photographer Larry Utley offers both the aficionado and the curious observer a visual feast of unconventional, individualistic, strong women in control of their own sexuality—and, frequently, that of those around them.
  1113. Women in Development
    A Resource Guide for Organization and Action

    Resource Type: Book
    This guide offers an exploration of the relationship between women and multinationals, rural development, health, education, migration, etc. It presents concrete tools for activists and directs readers to those groups and programs that are making a difference.
  1114. Women in Focus Arts and Media Centre
    Organization profile published 1986

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1986
  1115. Women in the Chinese Revolution
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1974
  1116. Women in the Front Line
    Organization profile published 1992

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1992
  1117. Women in the Paris Commune
    Against The Current vol. 153

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    During the Seige of Paris, women organized their own Vigilance Committee in Montmartre, the political center of the working class. La Révolution politique et sociale devoted a major portion of its pages to reporting on the Vigilance Committee and a variety of women’s clubs and societies. This included the Union des Femmes, the women’s union that was a section of the First International.
  1118. Women in the Venezuelan Revolution
    Against The Current vol. 115

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    In the referendum of 15 August, 2004 Venezuelans reaffirmed Hugo Chávez as president by a vote of 59% to 41%. We know that the 59% was overwhelmingly the voice of the poorest, not only reaffirming Chávez in power but insisting that the program of change continue and increase.
  1119. Women in Trades Association
    Organization profile published 1982

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1982
  1120. Women In Trades Association
    Organization profile published 1983

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1983
  1121. Women in Trades Association
    Organization profile published 1981

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1981
    Although the Women in Trades Association (WIT) was incorporated in late 1978, the idea of a support group such as WIT was sparked by a group of women who first took pre-trades training offered in 1976.
  1122. Women In Trades Association - Winnipeg
    Organization profile published 1981

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1981
    Women in Trades Association (W.I.T.) is a support group for women in non-traditional occupations, many of whom W.I.T. consider to be unorganized workers.
  1123. Women In Trades Association - Winnipeg
    Organization profile published 1983

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1983
  1124. Women In Trades Associations of B.C. (WIT)
    Organization profile published 1983

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1983
  1125. Women and Marxism
    Resource Type: Website
    Documents on Marxism and women.
  1126. Women and Occupational Health Conference
    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1981
    Inactive/Defunct Organization
    In October, 1980, 120 women gathered to discuss their common concern for the health of women in the workplace.
  1127. The Women of 1917
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Women weren't just the Russian Revolution’s spark, but the motor that drove it forward.
  1128. Women of Africa
    Roots of Oppression

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1983
    Women of Africa is an overall study of the many factors determining women's position in contemporary Africa. Cutrufelli argues that women's conditions can only be understood in the context of the general underdevelopment of the African continent. She therefore describes first the colonial period, and then turns to the changing situations of women in post-colonial Africa.
  1129. Women of El Salvador
    The Price of Freedom

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1986
    A portrait of the lives of women in the Central American country wracked by war. Drawing upon interviews with the refugees in Mexico and Nicaragua, as well as a visit to El Salvador itself, the authors describe the roles, consciousness and struggles of Salvadorian women in the family and at work, in the Church and the trade unions. They stress, in particular, women's participation in the struggle to free their country of US-supported military domination.
  1130. The women of Greenham Common taught a generation how to protest
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Women in Greenham used their voice in order to advance the ordinary class, and their legacy lives on.
  1131. Women of Pakistan
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
    This book is the first history of Pakistani women's struggles for their rights in the 20th century. From the Education Reform Movement around 1900 to the current campaigns, the authors make it clear the diverse conditions affecting Pakistani women, and set their struggle in the context of the country's troubled politics and the specific role of Islam. They tell of the courage and skill with which Pakistani women have resisted the regime's systematic steps to deny them their rights.
  1132. Women of the Carribean
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1986
    This collection of articles encompasses virtually every aspect of Carribean women's lives. The authors take up wide-ranging issues that bear on Carribean women, telling us the probelms they face and how these might be resolved. History, labour, the family, education, culture and development are the broad themes, within which a great diversity of specific contributions are presented.
  1133. Women of the Dada and Their Timnes
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Thinking about Dada today, it is astonishing that such a small, obscure group should have become such an influence. It was the laboratory for new ideas and unrestrained, uninhibited, playful activity and their works still find joyful resonance in our hearts.
  1134. Women of the Mediterranean
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1986
    The Mediterranean as a historical and cultural entity is the starting point of the women who have contributed to this book- not for them a division into European and Arab women. Instead they stress the probelms and experiences that bring them together, which being aware of the diverse experiences of women in different Mediterranean countries. The contributions in this book, with its highly original perspective, provide a bridge between Western and Third World women.
  1135. Women of the revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Thirty years after the toppling of the Shah in Iran, Azar Sheibani looks at how Iranian women have defied the reign of misogynist terror.
  1136. Women on "Skid Row"
    A Proposal for a Shelter for Alcoholic and Homeless Women in Montreal

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1976
    A proposal written to funding bodies requesting financial assistance in setting up a women's shelter in Montreal.
  1137. Women on the frontlines of Kurdish struggles: An interview with JI.NHA women's news agency
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In 2015, Corporate Watch visited Bakur (meaning 'North' in Kurmanji), the Kurdish region within Turkey's borders. We interviewed two journalists from JI.NHA, an all-women news agency made up of mostly Kurdish women, based in Amed. Our meeting with JI.NHA took place just after the Turkish election in June 2015. Since our interviews, the Turkish state has begun a new war on its Kurdish population. Cities have been attacked by the police and military with mortars, tanks and helicopters and every day Kurdish citizens are being murdered. People in cities across Bakur have erected barricades in their neighbourhoods to defend themselves against the violence and are trying to organise autonomously from the state.
  1138. Women On the Global Assembly Line
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
  1139. Women on the Global Assembly Line
    Resource Type: Book
  1140. Women Organizing for Change
    Confronting the Crisis in Latin America

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
    A series of articles which seek to examine the effects of recent profound economic, social and political crises of the part several years, particularly the effects of the crisis on the lives of women in the region.
  1141. Women and the Pakistani Left: Can the Awami Workers' Party imagine a new basis for struggle in the cause of women's liberation?
    Can the Awami Workers' Party imagine a new and more concrete basis for struggle in the cause of women's liberation?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    We condemn the co-option of the question of women’s emancipation by neo-liberal forces through the de-contextualized celebration of Women’s Day as another opportunity to further the neo-liberal development agenda.
  1142. Women Recycle for Income and Environment
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    The women of this town in northern Venezuela no longer say "garbage" but rather "secondary raw material," and instead of referring to recycling, they talk about "separation at point of origin."
  1143. Women, Resistance and Revolution 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1972   Published: 1974
    A wide-ranging survey of the roots of inequality and of the long but sporadic struggles to covercome it. Her narrative extends from the seventeenth century to present-day (1970s) Vietnam, showing how certain women have struggled, in both revolutionary and repressive situations, to achieve liberation.
  1144. Women, Revolution and the Future
    Against The Current vol. 151

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Valentine Moghadam is director of the Women’s Studies Program and a professor of sociology at Purdue University. She responded to some questions from Against the Current early on February 11, 2011, shortly before the announcement of Hosni Mubarak’s resignation.
  1145. Women Rise Up Against Gender Violence in the Caribbean
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Podur interviews Joan Joy Grant Cummings, a women's right activist, regarding the severity of sexual violence towards women and girls in Jamaica.
  1146. Women Rising, Then and Now
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1999
    "In the black of the winter of nineteen-nine,
    When we froze and bled on the picket line,
    We showed the world that women could fight,
    And we rose and won with women's might."
  1147. Women and Socialism
    Essays on Women's Liberation

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2015
    More than forty years after the women's liberation movement of the 1960s, women remain without equal rights. If anything, each decade that has passed without a fighting women's movement has seen a rise in blatant sexism and the further erosion of the gains that were won in the 1960s and 1970s. This fully revised edition examines these issues from a Marxist perspective, focusing on the centrality of race and class. It includes chapters on the legacy of Black feminism and other movements of women of colour and the importance of the concept of intersectionality. In addition, Women and Socialism: Class, Race, and Capital explores the contributions of socialist feminists and Marxist feminists in further developing a Marxist analysis of women's oppression amid the stirrings of a new movement today.
  1148. Women Stand Up, Fight Back
    Against The Current vol. 133

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    What would it mean to truly end gender-and-race-based violence? How can radicals acknowledge the totalizing violence of white supremacy while also accounting for the very diverse, and sometimes conflicting, experiences and survival strategies of Arab, Asian, Native, Latina and Black women?
  1149. Women Take On the Orthodox
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Increasing religious domination by the Orthodox is increasing conflict within Israeli and tension between American Jews and Israel.
  1150. Women Talking About Health
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
  1151. Women: The Last Colony
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
    In this exploration of women and work, Maria Mies and her co-authors have specialized in researching the condition of women in Third World countries. They use their general investigations and particular case studies in order to advance feminist theory's understanding of women under capitalism . This book throws valuable light on how Marxist political economy often still bypasses women, and so limits understanding of historical processes.
  1152. Women Under the Gun, 2015
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A discussion of violence against women.
  1153. Women Unite
    An Anthology of the Canadian Women's Movement

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1972
    An anthology doucmenting the Canadian women's movement of the late 1906s and early 1970s.
  1154. Women up in Arms: Zapatistas and Rojava Kurds Embrace a New Gender Politics
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Resistance and strength manifest like weeds through cracks in Chiapas, Mexico and transnational Kurdistan where the respective Zapatista and Kurdish resistance movements are creating new gender relations as a primary part of their struggle and process for building a better world. In both places, women's participation in the armed forces has been an entry-point for a new social construction of gender relations based on equity.
  1155. Women & War in Sierra Leone
    Against The Current vol. 110

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    While I was doing research in Guinea in the summer of 1999, a village woman informed me of a legend told throughout West Africa. “It is not good to send your children to America,” she said, “for in America, they bury Africans in shallow graves.”
  1156. The Women Who Gave Us Christmas
    Exposing America's Greatest Crime

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    In 1834, African American and white men and women members of William Lloyd Garrison’s newly formed Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society saw Christmas as an opportunity to expose a hypocritical republic that proclaimed liberty yet held millions of African men, women and children captive as slaves. Women assumed the lead, boldly defying a society that denied them a public voice or political opinions. To finance the abolition cause, these women organized Christmas bazaars that sold donated gifts, and trumpeted anti-slavery messages.
  1157. Women and Words
    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1983
  1158. Women Workers In The Home
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1981
    The Vancouver Status of Women has put together a special "speaking package."
  1159. Women Workers in the Home
    Organization profile published 1981

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1981
    Inactive/Defunct Organization
    The Vancouver Status of Women has put together a special "speaking package". The topics of this package include: Women's Legal Rights, Wages For Housework (film & discussion), Lesbian Motherhood And How To Start Your Own Babysitting Co-Op, to name a few.
  1160. Women Working
    Issue #6

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1976
    Examination of many of the issues facing women in the working world.
  1161. Women Working With Immigrant Women (WWIW)
    Organization profile published 1981

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1981
    Women Working With Immigrant Women (WWIW) is an umbrella organization composed of 22 agencies that work specifically with immigrant women.
  1162. Women working with immigrant women (WWIW)
    Organization profile published 1983

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1983
  1163. Women, AIDS & Activism
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
  1164. Women, Immigration and The Canadian Economy
    Resource Type: Article
    This article, written by the Women's Research Centre, questions the implementation of the new Immigration Bill.
  1165. Women's Access Resource Manual
    WARM

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1983
  1166. Women's Action for Peace
    Organization profile published 1983

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1983
  1167. Women's Action on Occupational Health
    Organization profile published 1980

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1980
    Inactive/Defunct Organization
  1168. Women's activism publications
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1989
  1169. Women's Art Resource Centre
    Organization profile published 1986

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1986
  1170. The Women's Building
    Organization profile published 1981

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1981
  1171. Women's centres temporarily reprieved
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1990
  1172. Women's Communications Centre
    Organization profile published 1976

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1976
    Inactive/Defunct Organization
    Information centre on women's issues.
  1173. Women's Concerns Newsletter
    Periodical profile published 1983

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1983
  1174. Women's Concerns Newsletter
    Periodical profile published 1979

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1979
  1175. Women's Education Index
    Periodical profile published 1990

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1990
  1176. Women's Employment Outreach
    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1986
  1177. Women's Freedom League
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    An organisation in the United Kingdom which campaigned for women's suffrage and sexual equality.
  1178. Women's Fund-Raising Coalition
    Organization profile published 1978

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1978
    Inactive/Defunct Organization
  1179. Women's Health Action Network
    Organization profile published 1984

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1984
  1180. Women's Health Education
    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1983
  1181. Women's Health Education Project
    Organization profile published 1983

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1983
  1182. Women's Health Education Project
    Organization profile published 1981

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1981
    A general goal of the Women's Health Education Project is to develop women's capacity to sustain and promote health for themselves, their community and their families.
  1183. Women's History Prize
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1991
  1184. Women's Humour
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1989
  1185. Women's Information and Referral Centre
    Organization profile published 1983

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1983
  1186. Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
    Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia

    Resource Type: Article
    Founded 1915 in The Hague, the Netherlands, by women active in the women's suffrage movement in Europe and North America. They sought to end the war and seek ways to ensure that no more wars took place.
  1187. Women's Labour Leagues (Canada)
    Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia

    Resource Type: Article
    Women's Labour Leagues emerged in Canada prior to WWI. Their purpose was to defend the struggles of women workers and support the labour movement.
  1188. Women's Liberation and Revolution
    A Bibliography

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1972   Published: 1973
  1189. Women's liberation, then and now
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1971
  1190. Women's liberation: theory and practice
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Fundamental change for women means challenging the priorities of a system based on profit, and that requires connecting women’s movements to the wider fight for change.
  1191. The Women's March Was a Dismal Failure and a Hopeful Sign
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Despite what pundits said, the Women’s March was not a movement. Nor was it the beginning of a movement. It was a moment: a show of hands: "I'm against Trump," these women (and men) told the world. Question was, who/what do they want to replace him?
  1192. Women's Monumental Struggle
    Suffragette

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Barbara Winslow and Alison Baldree respond to Sarah Gavron's controversial 2015 film Suffragette.
  1193. The Women's Movement and Its Currents of Thought
    A Typological Essay

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991
  1194. The Women's Movement Archives
    Organization profile published 1981

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1981
    Inactive/Defunct Organization
  1195. Women's movement archives
    Organization profile published 1991

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1991
    Inactive/Defunct Organization
  1196. Women's Movement records
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1992
  1197. Women's Organizations: A National Directory
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
  1198. Women's Organizing and Public Policy in Canada and Sweden
    Resource Type: Book
    Essays exploring the similarities and differences of women organizing and changing public policy in two different national and regional contexts. It examines the strategies that women have used to organize themselves as a vocal and political community.
  1199. Women's Petition for Peace
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1981
    The Women's Petition for Peace originated in Denmark in February, 1980 and is being distributed by Voice of Women Halifax.
  1200. The Women's Press
    Organization profile published 1982

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1982
    The Women's Press is committed to bringing material of importance from the women's movement to the attention of Canadian readers.
  1201. Women's Press
    Organization profile published 1983

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1983
  1202. Women's programs cut
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1990
  1203. Women's Research Centre
    Organization profile published 1977

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1977
    The intention of the Women's Research Centre is to work closely with women who do not normally have access to research facilities or who lack the skills to do such work themselves.
  1204. Women's Resource Catalogue
    Organization profile published 1983

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1983
  1205. Women's Resource Centre
    Organization profile published 1983

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1983
  1206. Women's rights: What have men got to do with it?
    New Internationalist November 2004

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2004
    A look at the relations between men and women dealing with equality.
  1207. The Women's Self-Help Educational Kit
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1986
  1208. Women's self-help network
    Organization profile published 1983

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1983
  1209. Women's Services Directory
    Periodical profile published 1982

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1982
  1210. Women's Space, Contested Terrain
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1997
    Lately I am struck by how easy, still, for men to behave however they desire. That in spite--indeed, sometimes because--of the women's movement, men still control so much of our public space with an arrogance that astounds me.
  1211. Women's Studies
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
  1212. Women's Suffrage (Canada)
    Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia

    Resource Type: Article
    Suffrage campaign in the late 19th century which aimed to achieve votes for all women as a democratic right.
  1213. Women's Suffrage and Class Struggle
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1912
    In any society, the degree of female emancipation is the natural measure of the general emancipation.
  1214. Women's suffrage: Timeline of women's suffrage - Wikipedia
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Timeline of women's suffrage activities around the world from the 18th to 21st century.
  1215. Women's Trade Union League
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A U.S. organization of both working class and more well-off women formed in 1903 to support the efforts of women to organize labour unions and eliminate sweatshop conditions.
  1216. Women's Work
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 1977
    A film about the wage disparity between men and women.
  1217. Women's work devalued
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1981   Published: 1991
    An examination of the global failure to recognize the value of women's work.
  1218. The Women's Workbook.
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1983
  1219. Womenshare Foundation Newsnote
    Periodical profile published 1989

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1989
  1220. WomenSkills
    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1986
  1221. WomensNet
    Resource Type: Website
    News, activism alerts, and links to many resources for women.
  1222. Women's Oppression and the Struggle for Liberation
    A Marxist Analysis

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Society's mores and culture-on questions of marriage, the family, the roles of men, women and children-are not preordained, but must be studied in their man-made historical context. Emancipation means putting an end to the economic system of capitalism. Thus, for Marxists, the liberation of women cannot be separated from the liberation of all the exploited and oppressed.
  1223. Womynly Way Productions
    Organization profile published 1986

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1986
    Inactive/Defunct Organization
  1224. Wonder Woman is a hero only the military-industrial complex could create
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The author peels back the layer of blockbuster comic book fun to reveal the film's disturbing and not-so-covert political and militaristic messages.
  1225. Wonderful Wonderful Carbon Haven!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    With the activists gearing up outside and developing countries in no mood for compromise - climate justice is definitely on the agenda this time round.
  1226. The wonderful world of bossnapping
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A short introduction to and history of 'bossnapping', where workers detain their bosses in order to win demands.
  1227. Won't Get Fooled Again? Hyping Syria's WMD 'Threat'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012   Published: 2013
    Reading about crimes of state over many years, it is tempting to try to fathom the mind-set of political leaders. What actually is going on in their heads when they order sanctions that kill hundreds of thousands of children? What is in their hearts when they wage needless wars that shatter literally millions of lives? Similar questions come to mind as the US and UK governments once again raise the spectre of ‘weapons of mass destruction’ to demonise a target for ‘regime change’, this time in Syria.
  1228. Wood, Ellen Meiksins
    Resource Type: Article
  1229. Wood, Ellen Meiksins
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Marxist scholar. (Born 1942).
  1230. Ellen Meiksins Wood (1942-2016)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Remembering Marxist scholar Ellen Meiksins Wood.
  1231. Woodstock
    The Oral History

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
  1232. Woodsworth, James Shaver
    Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia

    Resource Type: Article
    Methodist minister, social worker, politician. (1874-1942).
  1233. Word for Word
    Resource Type: Article
    Negative effects of public waste reduction policies.
  1234. Word is Out
    Stories of Some of Our Lives

    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 1977
    Interviews with 26 people, who speak about their experiences as gay men and lesbians.
  1235. A Word to Say
    The Story of the Maritime Fishermen's Union

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1991
    An account of how inshore fishermen, most of them Acadian, came together to take control of their industry and their livelihood and form the Maritime Fishermen's Union.
  1236. A Word Warrior for Freedom
    Word Warrior: Richard Durham, Radio and Freedom

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Book review of Sonja D. Williams' Word Warrior: Richard Durham, Radio and Freedom.
  1237. Words and Deeds
    Canda, Portugal and Africa.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1977
    These essays culminate three years of research by the Toronto Committee for the Liberation of Southern Africa (TCLSAC), an organization working in support of the liberation movement of Southern Africa and on issues which link the concerns of Canadians to these struggles.
  1238. Words have failed
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    The written word is a failure at making tangible to Israeli readers the true horror of the Occupation.
  1239. Words that Count Women In - Review
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1993
    Review of Words that Count Women In. A guide to eliminating gender bias in writing and speech.
  1240. Words to Avoid (or Use with Care) Because They Are Loaded or Confusing
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2002   Published: 2010
    There are a number of words and phrases that GNU recommends avoiding, or avoiding in certain contexts and usages. Some are ambiguous or misleading; others presuppose a viewpoint that GNU disagrees with, and they hope you disagree with it too.
  1241. Words Unchained
    Language and Revolution in Grenada

    Resource Type: Book
    The Grenada Revolution proved to be the most sustained anti-imperialist process as yet to have taken place in an English-speaking country, and it made a significant impression on the struggles and hopes of the Caribbean people. Words Unchained points to the living revolutionary experience of the people of Grenada as expressed orally and in writing.
  1242. Words, words, words...
    Diemer, Ulli

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1978
    The misuse of language implies a failure to think clearly, to analyse correctly, to communicate with others.
  1243. Worede, Melaku
    Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner

    Resource Type: Article
    Ethiopian seed conservationist, winner of the Right Livelihood Award. (Born 1936).
  1244. Work
    Capitalism. Economics. Resistance

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2011
    About work in capitalist society.
  1245. Work (Illustrated)
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1978
  1246. Work and Income in the Nineties Working Paper No. 8:
    Phase One --Income Security Reform

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
  1247. Work and Technical Change
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1981
    Work and Technological Change examines the process of the introduction of new technologies to the workplace.
  1248. The Work Book (Witness to Injustice)
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1982
  1249. Work & Daily Life Intro
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1977
    A forum through which people can communicate what they feel about their jobs and the others things that happen to them every day.
  1250. Work and New Technologies
    Other Perspectives (Volume 3)

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
    Essays covering health hazards, labour concerns, and issues of deskilling related to new technologies in the workplace.
  1251. The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1936
    Even the most perfect reproduction of a work of art is lacking in one element: its presence in time and space, its unique existence at the place where it happens to be.
  1252. The work of authentic journalists is the most important thing for social movements
    How Mercedes Osuna became a rebel with a cause

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Not an activist, social organizer nor a defender: Mercedes Osuna would rather define her work as human labor, something that she has dedicated an entire life to. She was born in a place were true words are heard with the heart and she lived out her convictions at a young age.
  1253. Work Overload: Time for a Union Strategy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Talk to workers in any sector, in any workplace and sooner or later they’ll get to their frustrations with their ever-increasing workloads: ‘I’m struggling’, they’ll lament to fellow workers or anyone ready to listen, ‘to just do the job, never mind do it well’. And yet even though few work-related issues seem to generate more passion, the relentless intensification of every-day work life rarely surfaces as a union priority. Why?
  1254. Work-to-rule: a guide
    Taking industrial action without losing pay by following your work's rules so strictly that nothing gets done

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    Instead of striking, workers with demands that the bosses are unwilling to meet can collectively decide to start a "work-to-rule". Almost every job is covered by a maze of rules, regulations, standing orders, and so on, many of them completely unworkable and generally ignored. Workers often violate orders, resort to their own techniques of doing things, and disregard lines of authority simply to meet the goals of the company. There is often a tacit understanding, even by the managers whose job it is to enforce the rules, that these shortcuts must be taken in order to meet targets on time.
  1255. Worked to the Bone
    Race, Class, Power, and Privilege in Kentucky

    Resource Type: Book
    A provocative examination of race, class and the mechanics of inequality in the United States.
  1256. Worker activism is now the new normal as strikes and protests erupt across China
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    China Labour Bulletin’s Strike Map logged record numbers of strikes and worker protests in the first quarter of 2015.
  1257. Worker Buyouts
    The Role of Trade Unions and Community Organizations

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1983
  1258. Worker Co-operatives
    Working Papers Vol. 2 No. 6

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1984
    An introduction to the principles and practical considerations of forming worker co-operatives.
  1259. Worker Co-operatives
    An Introduction

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1985
  1260. Worker Cooperatives in America
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1984
    A historical background of worker cooperatives as well as a contemporary discussion of small and large co-ops.
  1261. Worker Co-operatives: An Introduction
    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1986
    Inactive/Defunct Organization
    Schnack and Jackson introduce worker co-operatives to a broad constituency of the unemployed, underemployed, precarious workers, community organizations, women's groups, and church members. This is a practical guide that avoids the larger policy and philosophical debates about worker co-operatives.
  1262. Worker Cooperatives and Revolution
    History and Possibilities in the United States

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2014
    Wright believes that the 'solidarity economy', fits within a Marxist understanding of what is needed to bring about a grassroots transformation of the economy.
  1263. A Worker in a Worker's State
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1975   Published: 1977
  1264. Worker Resistance in Telecommunications
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1998
    LABOR RESISTANCE SEEMS to be spreading, capturing public support, and even winning some gains here and there. Such diverse groups as New York cabbies and construction workers, California nurses and transit workers, UPS and GM workers have gone to the streets against the affects of work intensification and industry reorganization.
    Less and less are today's strikes characterized by tiny dispirited picket lines, and more and more by mass actions. Job security, work time, work loads and...
  1265. Worker-Student Action Committees France May '68 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1969
    An account of the May-June 1968 events in Paris. The authors state that "our intention is not to 'clarify' the sequence of events which took place in France in order to make possible a ritual repetition of these events, but rather to contrast the limited views we had of the events at the time we were engaged in them, with the views we have gained from further action in different contexts."
  1266. Worker's Newsreel Unemployment Special, 1931
    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 1931   Published: 1982
    WFPL footage of the first mass demonstration against unemployment and hunger in Union Square, New York City on March 6, 1930.
  1267. Worker-communist Party of Iran
    Resource Type: Website
    To change the world and to create a better one has always been a profound aspiration of people throughout human history. It is true that even the present-day so-called modern world is dominated by fatalistic ideas, religious as well as non- religious, which portray the present plight of humanity as somehow given and inevitable. Nevertheless the actual lives and actions of people themselves reveal a deep-seated belief in the possibility and even the certainty of a better future. The hope that tomorrow's world can be free of today's inequalities, hardships and deprivations, the belief that people can, individually and collectively, influence the shape of the world to come, is a deep-rooted and powerful outlook in society that guides the lives and actions of vast masses of people.
    Worker-communism, first and foremost, belongs here, to the unshakable belief of countless people and successive generations that building a better world and a better future by their own hands is both necessary and possible.
  1268. Workers Against the Gulag
    The New Opposition in the Soviet Union

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1979
  1269. Workers Against the Monolith
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1974
    How the so-called Communist parties became forces of order and counter-revolution.
  1270. Workers and Environmentalists Unite!
    Obama Has Betrayed Both

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    When there are zero jobs available, any job will do. This fact has been exploited by corporations now re-labeling themselves ”job creators,” since being a job creator in a time of depression brings a religious status similar to a rain god during a drought. Democrats and Republicans have lavished eternal praise on the “job creators” and in consequence have created a political atmosphere that is rabidly pro-corporate “job creators” and anti-everything else. In practice this means that ANY new law or regulation that hinders the power or profits of “job creating” corporations is instantly attacked as a “job killer.”
  1271. Workers’ Assemblies: A Way to Regroup the Left?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Herman Rosenfeld is a member of the Canadian Socialist Project and the General Toronto Workers’ Assembly, a new initiative aiming to reinvigorate working class and radical politics in the city. He spoke to Tom Denning about the methods and activities of GTWA and the challenges it faces.
  1272. Workers Battle Automation
    A News & Letters Pamphlet

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1960   Published: 1971
    In the mine, mill or factory, Automation has not reduced the drudgery of labor. The very opposite is the truth. The factory clock is now geared to the pace of the monster machine. The auto worker, the steel worker, the miner -- all workers who battle against Automation know its life-and-death meaning -- its speedup, its inhuman way of work, its death by overwork, its unemployment, its permanently depressed areas, its ghost towns.
  1273. The Workers' Climate Plan & The Federal Climate Consultations
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Government of Canada is leading a process to create a National Climate Strategy, a result of signing the Paris Agreement to limit increasing global temperatures. Over the next 3 months, political leaders will be consulting the public and key stakeholders to propose a new federal climate strategy in October 2016.
  1274. Workers' Control
    A Reader on Labor and Social Change

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1973
    Beginning with a push twoard woerkers' management of the shop and ultimately moving toward control over what is produced, how it is produced and for whom it is produced, workers' control is one of the essential building blocks of a program for social change that would unite the Left and a revitalized labour movement.
  1275. Workers' Control
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1967
  1276. Workers' Control is More than Just That
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1971
    One perspective on workers control is that it will never be won while capitalism prevails and must be fought for precisely for that reason. Gorz shares this view and argues that, when we speak of workers' control, we speak of the capability of the workers' to take control of the process of production and to organize the working process as they think best.
  1277. Workers' Control on the Railroad
    A Practical Example 'Right Under Your Nose'

    Resource Type: Book
    Morgan outlines his philosophy of workers' control. Anthropologists Gail Pool and Donna Young locate Lefty's work in current debates.
  1278. Workers' Council
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
  1279. Workers' Councils 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1941   Published: 1947
    Now the goal becomes distinct; opposite to the stronger domination by state-directed planned economy of the new capitalism stands what Marx called the association of free and equal producers. So the call for unity must be supplemented by indication of the goal: take the factories and machines; assert your mastery over the productive apparatus; organize production by means of workers' councils.
  1280. Workers Councils (1936 article)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1936
    Fighting for freedom is not letting your leaders think for you and decide, and following obediently behind them, or from time to time scolding them. Fighting for freedom is partaking to the full of ones capacity, thinking and deciding for oneself, taking all the responsibilities as a self-relying individual amidst equal comrades. It is true that to think for oneself, to think out what is true and right, with a head dulled by fatigue, is the hardest, the most difficult task; it is much harder than to pay and to obey. But it is the only way to freedom. To be liberated by others, whose leadership is the essential part of the liberation, means the getting of new masters instead of the old ones.
  1281. Workers' Councils and the Economics of a Self-Managed Society
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1957   Published: 1974
    A translation of an essay, "Sur le Contenu du Socialisme," written by Cornelius Castoriadis under the pseudonym "Peirre Chalieu," and originally published in the journal Socialisme out Barbarie in 1957. Castoriadis writes that "the experience of bureaucratic capitalism allows us clearly to perceive what socialims is not and cannot be. A close look both a past proletarian uprising and at the everyday life and struggles of the working class - both East and West -- enables us to posit what socialism could be and should be."
  1282. The Workers' Fight against Fascism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1941
    We do not propose to discuss the 'task' of the workers. The workers have already too long done other people's tasks, imposed on them under the high-sounding names of humanity, of human progress, of justice, and freedom, and what not. It is one of the redeeming features of a bad situation that some of the illusions, hitherto surviving among the working class from their past participation in the revolutionary fight of the bourgeoisie against feudal society, have finally been exploded. The only 'task' for the workers, as for every other class, is to look out for themselves.
  1283. Workers Film and Photo League
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A loosely knit alliance of local organizations that provided independent visual media to people in the United States, Europe and other parts of the world.
  1284. The workers' government
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    The biggest far left organisations in Italy to emerge from the great wave of struggle from 1968 to 1975 changed their strategy to one of focussing on the formation of a ‘left’ government within the existing parliamentary set-up.
  1285. Workers Guarantee the Egyptian Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    The middle class, which sacrificed much in this astonishing revolution, faces the task of choosing an ally at this critical juncture. If these young, educated people choose the army and the Muslim Brotherhood (who are also part of the middle class), the result will be the foreclosure of freedom. However, if they choose their natural ally, the working class, they will discover a powerful partner in protecting the achievements of the revolution and in building a new democracy.
  1286. Workers' Guide to Health and Safety
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Accessible guide to occupational safety. Provides essential tools to support employees, health promoters and union organizers in their efforts to create safer and healthier workplaces.
  1287. Workers have to deal with their own reality and that transforms them
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1997
    I think self-activity is the response of working people to the nature of their lives and work. Sometimes it's good, sometimes it's bad, sometimes it's quiet. Part of the reality is that we're going through a considerable technological revolution, which means that experiences, even jobs, that people depended on and know about, begin to disappear. To expect workers to say, "Yesterday, they automated my factory; today, I know exactly what to do about it," is Utopian. It takes a while. It takes a generation. Workers will learn.
  1288. Workers Hold the Keys
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In a discussion of the history and practice of socialist ideas, Chibber and Farbman discuss precarity and the changing composition of the working class, how socialists should think about unions, and how the Left can get off the college campuses and into the workplaces and streets.
  1289. Workers in a lean world: unions in the international economy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    In a comprehensive study of current labour relations worldwide, Kim Moody surveys both sides of the picket lines. A bracing riposte to the conventional wisdom concerning the irresistible power of globalization, Workers in a Lean World is a definitive account of contemporary labour relations on a global scale.
  1290. Workers in Industrial America
    Essays on the Twentieth Century Struggle

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1993
  1291. Workers Industry
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1983
  1292. A Workers' Inquiry
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1880
  1293. Workers' Liberation and Institutions of Self-management
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    Power can't be "abolished" any more than gravity can be. Rather, building a self-managing society means a shift from hierarchical structures that concentrate power at the top to new structures through which the mass of the people collectively exercise the power to control their work and the society as a whole.
  1294. Workers' Memorial Day: North Dakota deadliest state in US
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Tyler Erickson was a floor hand with Heller Casing in Williston, North Dakota, from 2012 until 2014. He specialised in maintaining the casing, which would be lowered into drill holes in what back then were the state’s booming oil fields. Accidents, he says, were a regular occurrence.
  1295. Workers of America, Unite! Racism is a Trade Union Issue
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The American working class is the most powerful in the world, is the most productive in the world and we operate the largest and most profitable economy in the world. American workers are also represented by national unions that have the most resources, the biggest staffs and the largest bank accounts, greater than any other trade unions in the world. Yet, without question, American labour is politically the weakest in the world among the large economies, largely because we remain so violently divided.
  1296. Workers of the World
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Trade unionists in the 1920s didn't have much reason for optimism. Labour membership, which had shot upwards amid postwar unrest, crested and then plunged. A decade later, strikes were blocking production across the country, and union density was skyrocketing.
    After years of malaise in the labor movement, is a similar upsurge possible today?
  1297. Workers of the World Caress
    An interview with Gary Kinsman on gay and lesbian organizing in the 1970's Toronto Left

    Resource Type: Article
  1298. Workers' Opposition
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A group within the Russian Communist Party that struggled to achieve workers rights and trade union control over industry.
  1299. Workers' Opposition
    Connexipedia: Entry in Encyclopedaa of Marxism Glossary of Terms

    Resource Type: Article
    A group within the Russian Communist Party that struggled to achieve workers rights and trade union control over industry.
  1300. Workers Opposition
    Solidarity London Pamphlet

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1921   Published: 1968
    Published in Soviet Russia in January 1921 and banned in March 1921.
  1301. The Workers' Party and Political Crisis in Brazil: Lula at a Crossroads?
    Against The Current vol. 123

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    In June 2005, the first allegations of a rogue politician in a rightwing party in coalition with Brazil's governing Workers' Party (PT) seemed spurious enough. The politician himself, Roberto Jefferson, had a long history of allegations of corruption, and of narrowly escaping indictment in Brazil's last corruption crisis in 1993. According to celebrity magazines, he had had a makeover, including plastic surgery, before coming forward with the allegations of a "payment for votes" scheme in congress in which the ruling PT doled out a monthly allowance for sympathetic politicians in congress.
  1302. Workers Power and the Russian Revolution
    A review of Maurice Brinton's For Workers Power

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
  1303. Workers Power and the Spanish Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1987   Published: 2006
  1304. Workers Profiles: Below the Minimum Wage
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    An endless supply of alcohol, good music, pool tables, and friendly strangers -- these elements seem like a recipe for a fun time. For those of us who frequent bars and pubs, this kind of environment is exactly what we look forward to at the end of a long day or work week. Imagine working at a bar. It seems natural that bartenders would enjoy their upbeat surroundings at work as much as their customers. Now, imagine being the only worker at a bar. You alone are responsible for cleaning the bar, controlling drunk customers, serving food, buying supplies -- everything all alone during an overnight shift.
  1305. Workers' Revolts of the 1970s
    Against The Current vol. 152

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    In my world as a teenager becoming politically aware in Detroit in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the issues that mattered most were the war in Vietnam and race relations at my school. The events that shaped my high school years included fights between Black and white students, watching the families of white friends leave the city for Ferndale and Oak Park, the racially charged mayoral race in 1969, the election of the city’s first Black mayor in 1973, and my own increasing involvement in the movement to end the war in Southeast Asia.
  1306. Workers and Revolution in Iran
    The Third World Experience of Workers' Control

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
    Industrial workers in Iran played a major role in the overthrow of the Shah. This account of the shuras, or factory councils, they set up throws new light on the Shah's defeat, and the consequent revolutionary impulses Ayatollah Khomeini subsequently crushed so ruthlessly. This and other Third World examples show how uneven capitalist development can create conditions conducive to struggles for workers' control in advanced as well as in backward economies.
  1307. Workers' Self-Management in the United States
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1984
  1308. Workers' self-management
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A form of workplace in which workers themselves make the decisions.
  1309. Workers and Trade Unions for Climate Solidarity
    Tackling climate change in a neoliberal world

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Paul Hampton, a Marxist trade union researcher in Britain, addresses the role of workers in the climate justice movement, as well as the tasks of revolutionaries.
  1310. The Workers United Are Not Always Defeated
    We Should All Learn From It

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Working people around the world are in worse straits than they have been for decades. Unemployment is rampant and real wages are stagnant.
  1311. Workers Unity League
    Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia

    Resource Type: Article
    A national trade union federation that was formed in 1929 on the initiative of the Communist Party of Canada in line with the decision of the Communist International (Comintern) in 1928 that communists break with their previous policy of working inside existing labour parties and labour unions to push for more militant stances.
  1312. Workers' Own
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
  1313. Workers, Capital, And The State In British Columbia:
    Selected Papers

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
  1314. Workfare
    Ideology for a New Underclass

    Resource Type: Book
    Examines workfare programs from across Canada and compares them to the experience in the United States.
  1315. Working 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1972   Published: 1974
    People talk a bout what they do all day and how they feel about what they do.
  1316. Working Teacher
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1979
    Suggestions by Vancouver teachers on how to teach students about South Africa as well as how teachers can affact Canadian political structures by allying with other workers' unions.
  1317. Working -- and Not-Working -- at the Post Office
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1974
    An essay written by a young postal worker in Toronto, Canada.
  1318. Working at Inglis
    The Life and Death of a Canadian Company

    Resource Type: Book
    David Sobel and Susan Meurer look at 108 years of history at the John Inglis plant in west Toronto. With archival and contemprary photos, interviews with workers, the history of gendered work segregation during WW2 and union struggles to organize the plant, the authors tell the story of the rise and fall of one of the city's oldest companies.
  1319. The Working Class and Social Change
    Four Essays on the Working Class

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1975
    A study of "The Working Class," and the complexities of its definition as economic categories diffused from profound bases of social demarcation during the 1960's.
  1320. Working class cinema: a video guide 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Libcom.org's guide to working class films and TV shows, showing class struggles, revolutionary situations and everyday lives.
  1321. Working Class Communism
    A Review of the Literature

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1971
  1322. Working Class Experience 
    Rethinking the History of Canadian Labour, 1800-1991

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1983   Published: 1992
    From nineteenth-century tavern life to late twentieth-century cinema, from rough canallers and the first stirrings of craft unionism to contemporary public-sector strikes, this books provides a sweeping interpretive study of the history of the Canadian working class since 1800.
  1323. Working Class Hero
    A New Strategy for Labor

    Resource Type: Book
  1324. A Working-Class Hero Is Something To Be
    Against The Current vol. 133

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    As a 35-year veteran of union activity in America, I can personally attest that Tony Mazzocchi of the Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers (OCAW) was a rare bird, perhaps the last of his kind.
  1325. Working-Class History
    Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia

    Resource Type: Article
    The story of the changing conditions and actions of all working people.
  1326. Working Class History
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1990
  1327. The Working-Class Majority
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1974   Published: 1975
    Defining the working class and people employed in essentially rote, manual labour, Levison shows that today's woerks are not dwindling in number, are not financially secure, do not enjoy an easy middle-class way of life, and are, for the most part, neither racist nor conservative.
  1328. The Working Class, Reconsidered
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The central narrative of post-election analysis asserts that Trump won the election by riding a wave of white working class resentment; a wave that he'd activated and steered in dangerous directions. The narrative is partly right, but it needs to be subject to critical analysis, specifically regarding how we think about "the working class" and the role that "it" played in this election.
  1329. The Working Class: Saskatchewan's Political Orphan
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    We all suffer from the absence of working class politics. We are smothered in the business-oriented, neoliberal 'consensus' instructing us to reconcile ourselves to 'the new reality' -- rollbacks in social welfare and universal publicly funded programs; huge tax cuts to business and the rich, driving up public debt and enriching finance capitalism; an end to secure employment and guaranteed benefits; surrendering our dreams of home ownership unless we are prepared to accept a lifetime of debt enslavement; a future of uncertainty and endless personal struggle to sustain ourselves and our children. Flippant commentators now tell us the proletariat has been replaced by 'the precariat', and this will define the future of this new capitalism.
  1330. Working Class Toronto at the Turn of the Century
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1973
  1331. The working class, trade unions and the left: the contours of resistance
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Vernell talks about the attacks of the British government to stabilise capitalism, as well as the response of the working class.
  1332. Working Collectively
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1984   Published: 1985
    A handbook for people wishing to form collectives, or established collectives seeking solutions to problems such as power imbalances, conflict meditation, and setting priorities.
  1333. Working for Peace
    A Handbook of Practical Psychology and Other Tools

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1985
    A survey of the attitudes and tools that can be used in working for peace.
  1334. Working for The Man
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The author describes her brief experience at a now infamous language school in London, where she encountered blatant sexism.
  1335. Working For Wages
    The Roots of Insurgency

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1999
    One of the crucial elements of our subject is contradiction. It is the element that is most difficult for traditional social science to comprehend and deal with. As a result, the conclusions and findings of academic research tend to be tentative and conservative.... The ordinary understanding of working-class activity is based on the idea that consciousness leads to, or causes, action. It would seem more valid to say that action leads to consciousness or, more precisely, that activity and consciousness interact in ways that are rarely predictable.
  1336. Working For Women
    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1982
  1337. Working Girls: Prostitutes, Their Life and Social Control
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1991
    An analysis of prostitution laws in Austrailia and a discussion of the need for decriminalisation.
  1338. Working Group On Food Irradiation
    Organization profile published 1988

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1988
    Inactive/Defunct Organization
  1339. Working Group on Minority-Police Relations
    Organization profile published 1980

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1980
    Inactive/Defunct Organization
  1340. Working Hard in America's Twilight Economy
    The Gleaners

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Over in the west side of town, gleaners hustle toward the recycling center on Peralta which will pay them cash for their collected goods. They push and pull their rusty supermarket carts filled with bottles, cans and odd goods toward the building before the steel rollup door rumbles down and ends that day's possibility of cash transactions.
  1341. Working Harder Isn't Working
    A Detailed Plan for Implementing a Four-day Workweek in Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1993
    O'Hara details how the overworked can job share with the unemployed for economic, social, and psychological benefits for all.
  1342. Working Hours
    Resource Type: Article
    In this article written around 1972, Guido Viale, a member of the Italian socialist group Lotta Continua, discusses the struggle for less work and shorter hours.
  1343. Working in a supermarket
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1979
    Observations on working as a carry-out in a supermarket.
  1344. Working in an office -- for a while
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1978
    The first thing that strikes one about working in this particular office is how little actual work ever gets done.
  1345. Working in Canada
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1976
    This book is a collection of experiences written by workers, or based on interviews with them, about what they do and feel on a day to day basis and what they think needs to be done to change their condition and that of other working people.
  1346. Working in Nonprofit Organizations
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    If people want to work in jobs that provide some satisfaction and flexibility, nonprofits jobs can be good for a while. They’re also a way to learn some skills. But don’t have illusions about nonprofit organizations. A job in a nonprofit organization is still a job. A nonprofit job is not a good way to make a contribution to revolutionary change and it’s often not a very good contribution even to smaller scale reformist change.
  1347. Working in Steel
    The Early Years in Canada, 1883-1935

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1988
    Examines the huge steel plants that were built at the turn of the twentieth century in Sydney and New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, and Trenton, Hamilton, and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Emphasizes the importance of changes in the work world for the larger patterns of working-class life.
  1348. Working in the Shadows
    A Year of Doing the Jobs (Most) Americans Won't Do

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2011
    Combining personal narrative with investigative reporting, Thompson shines a light on the underside of the American economy, exposing harsh working conditions, union busting, and lax government enforcement — while telling the stories of workers forced to live with chronic pain in the pursuit of $8 an hour.
  1349. Working Lives
    Vancouver 1886-1986

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1986
  1350. Working Paper on Technology and the Family Farm
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1980
  1351. Working Paper on Technology and the Family Farm
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1981
    This working paper was prepared for presentation at a workshop entitled "The Human Context for Science and Technology" which was held at Saint Mary's University, Halifax in May, 1980.
  1352. Working People
    An Illustrated History of Canadian Labour

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1980
  1353. Working People
    Life in a Downtown City Neighbourhood

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1971
    A description of the Don Vale neighbourhood of downtown Toronto in the 1960s.
  1354. Working People in Alberta: A History
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2012
  1355. The Working Poor
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1977
    "Sixty per cent of Canada's poor derive the greatest part of their income from work."
  1356. Working To Honour Nelson Mandela's Legacy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    As the world mourns the passing of South Africa's first democratically elected president, Nelson Mandela, his close friend and political stalwart Tokoyo Sexwale says much needs to be done to honour his legacy.
  1357. Working Together
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1978
    A report on the effects of unemployment.
  1358. Working Together for Change
    Volume 2: Modules

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1984
  1359. Working Together For Change: Women's Self-Help Education Kit
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1984   Published: 1987
  1360. Working together for peace
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1990   Published: 1991
    Although English and French-speaking Canadians are sometimes at odds, the call for peace is universal. It is a language that all can agree on.
  1361. Working Together Online
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1997
  1362. Working Toward Whiteness
    How America's Immigrants Became White

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2005
  1363. Working Towards Appropriate Development - Report of the Second Eastern Ontario Workshop on Rual Development
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1979
    With the impending termination of their funding the Council on Rural Development Canada put together a second workshop for the people of the Eastern Ontario Planning Region in an attempt to consolidate contributions made by a previous workshop a year earlier.
  1364. Working/Travailler
    Images of Canadian Labour

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1999
    The author, a film and TV producer for programs about Canada's labour movement, chronicles the Canadian labour movement using black-and-white photographs.
  1365. Working with Assaulted Women
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
  1366. The Working-Class Mini-Revolts of the Twenty-First Century
    Low-Level Insurgencies

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    The start of the twenty-first century has seen a continuing decline in union membership and strikes. But it has also seen the emergence of unpredicted mini-revolts.
  1367. Working-Class Politics in the German Revolution
    Richard Müller, the Revolutionary Shop Stewards and the Origins of the Council Movement

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2015
    Richard Müller, a leading figure of the German Revolution in 1918, is completely unknown today. As the operator and unionist who represented Berlin's metalworkers, he was main organiser of the 'Revolutionary Stewards,' a clandestine network that organised a series of mass strikes between 1916 and 1918. With strong support in the factories, the Revolutionary Stewards were the driving force of the Revolution. By telling Müller's story, this study gives a very different account of the revolutionary birth of the Weimar Republic. Using new archival sources and abandoning the traditional focus on the history of political parties, Ralf Hoffrogge zooms in on working class politics on the shop floor and its contribution to social change.
  1368. Workmates: direct action workplace organising on the London Underground
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    An online pamphlet detailing resistance in the late 1990s by London Underground employees to outsourcing via a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) scheme. Workers organized outside the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) to form a new collective, dubbed the Workmates.
  1369. Workplace Democracy
    A Guide to Workplace Ownership, Participation, and Self-Management Experiments in the US and Europe

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1978
  1370. Workplace organising
    A set of tips and advice guides for organising in your workplace

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    A set of tips and advice guides for organising in your workplace. From basic principles and getting started, to making demands, taking action such as strikes, and winning them.
  1371. Workplace Violence: Silent Epidemic
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Workplace violence ranges from threats and curses to murder. Spitting on bus drivers is so common in New York City that their union won them DNA kits last year, to collect saliva.
  1372. Workshop Talks: Do job, get fired
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Under the Affordable Care Act, it’s standard HMO practice to offer patients the opportunity to fill out an advance directive as an exercise in considering one's quality of life, not just its prolongation. Frontline healthcare providers have a concrete reason for quality-of-life care concerns. But in the HMO business campaigns promoting quality of life over quantity, things are not really what they appear.
  1373. Workshop Talks: Reclaim our labor
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Lin discusses the precarious conditions under which healthcare labourers work.
  1374. The World: A Beginner's Guide
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2010
    A comparative/historical sociological review of the world.
  1375. The World According to Monsanto
    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 2008
    An investigation into the United States multinational corporation, Monsanto, uncovers controversial findings.
  1376. The World and Its Particulars
    The Ways of the World

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of David Harvey's The Ways of the World.
  1377. A World at Financial War
    Will Greece Let EU Central Bankers Destroy Democracy?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    The crisis for Greece – as for Iceland, Ireland and debt-plagued economies capped by the United States – is occurring as bank lobbyists demand that “taxpayers” pay for the bailouts of bad speculations and government debts stemming largely from tax cuts for the rich and for real estate, shifting the fiscal burden as well as the debt burden onto labor and industry. The financial sector’s growing power to achieve this tax favoritism is crippling economies, driving them further into reliance on yet more debt financing to remain solvent.
  1378. World at Gunpoint
    Or, what's wrong with the simplicity movement

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    Global warming (or global climate catastrophe, as some rightly call it), as terrifying as it is, isn't first and foremost a threat. It's a consequence. we'll have a better chance of succeeding if we recognize it as a predictable (at this point) result of burning oil and gas, of deforestation, of dam construction, of industrial agriculture, and so on. The real threat is all of these.
  1379. World Bank claims 'sovereign immunity' to escape liability for its crimes against humanity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In arguing against the World Bank's attempt to declare itself a sovereign state that is above the law, Dolack brings attention to the large-scale crimes the World Bank has committed or been involved in over many decades.
  1380. The World Bank Group's Uncounted
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The World Bank has regularly failed to live up to its own policies for protecting people harmed by projects it finances. Over the last decade, projects funded by the World Bank have physically or economically displaced an estimated 3.4 million people, forcing them from their homes, taking their land or damaging their livelihoods.
  1381. World Bank: It's the Pits for the Poor
    Against The Current vol. 87

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2000
    In early May, a National Reparations Conference opened by Njongonkulu Ndungane, the radical Archbishop of Cape Town who succeeded Desmond Tutu, resolved to demand that the World Bank and International Monetary Fund compensate South Africa for apartheid loans long ago repaid. What is the line of argument?
  1382. World Bank Orders Venezuela To Pay Crystallex $1.4 Billion For Gold Mine
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The World Bank's International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) has ordered the government of Venezuela to pay $1.386 billion to Crystallex, a bankrupt Canadian gold mining company, for canceling a 2002 permit to mine for gold in the Imataca Forest Reserve.
  1383. World Bank Projects Leave Trail of Misery Around Globe
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In developing countries around the globe, forest dwellers, poor villagers and other vulnerable populations claim the World Bank -- the planet's oldest and most powerful development lender -- has left a trail of misery.
  1384. The World Center of Hacking is in Washington, Not Moscow or Beijing
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Documents from the U.S. NSA (National Security Agency) unveiled by Edward Snowden show that whole countries, not just a number of sensitive computers, have been hacked by the NSA.
  1385. World Charter of Free Media
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A charter for the democratization of communication.
  1386. The World Citizens Centre
    Organization profile published 1982

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1982
    Inactive/Defunct Organization
  1387. World Council on Religion for Peace/Canada
    A Report and Statement to the Third Assembly of the World Council on Religion for Peace(WCRP) in Princeton, NJ 1979

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1979
    The goal of the World Council on Religion for Peace (WCRP) is the promotion of dialogue between the various world faiths with a view to common action for peace.
  1388. The World Crisis
    Its Economic and Social Impact on the Underdeveloped

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1983
    A reissue of the original edition published in Havana in 1983 under the title: "The World Economic and Social Crisis."
  1389. World Cup 2010: Showcase South Africa
    Against The Current vol. 132

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    September 15, 2007, marked the beginning of a 1,000-day countdown to the 2010 International Federation of Football Associations World Cup hosted by South Africa, the first African nation ever to host the event. President Thabo Mbeki calls the premier soccer tournament “a golden opportunity to showcase Africa to the world” and adds that the South African government is determined to “show that the African renaissance is upon us and Africa’s time has come.”
  1390. The World Cup and the Corporatization of Soccer
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Huge global sporting contests, their boosters promise, will transform the nature of the host country. The billions South Africa poured into hosting the World Cup were touted by some as a form of development. The result? The month-long euphoria of the contests was followed by the hangover of dealing with an expensive unused or underused stadium infrastructure scattered across that developing country. Host countries pay FIFA for the privilege of hosting the competition, then foot the bill for most of the tournament, while FIFA takes most of the revenues.
  1391. World Cup Woes for South Africa
    Against The Current vol. 147

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    The overspending, crony capitalism and increased poverty the majority of South Africans now suffer are taking the fun out of the beautiful game, soccer. According to leading researcher Udesh Pillay of the SA Human Sciences Research Council, in 2005 one in three South Africans hoped to personally benefit from the World Cup, but this fell to one in five in 2009, and 1 in 100 today.
  1392. World Debt: Who is to Pay?
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1987
    The solution of the debt crisis cannot lie in reducing interest rates or juggling exchange rates. As this book shows, merely servicing the swelling mountain of debt means a relentless increase in the physical resources Third World countries must export to the West. This book explores the responsibility of the creditors for this situation, as well as that of the debtors.
  1393. World Development An essential text
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2011
    The ultimate introduction for school students of World Development, Geography and General Studies.
  1394. World evil with its roots in the North
    Resource Type: Article
    Good drugs and bad drugs: the evolution of drugs and government, and implications for those suffering as a result of unfair trade policy.
  1395. The world food crisis: what is behind it and what we can do
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    The World Food Program's description of the global food crisis raises the spectre of a natural disaster surging over an unaware populace that is helpless in the face of massive destruction. With billions of people at risk of hunger, the current food crisis is certainly massive and destructive.
  1396. World Guide to Nude Beaches and Recreation
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1981
  1397. World Human Rights Guide, Third Edition
    A Comprehensive, Up-to-date Survey of the Human Rights Records of 104 Major Countries

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1992
  1398. The World in Review and America Today, 1934
    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 1934   Published: 1982
    WFPL newsreel segments that exposed multiple social current event topics.
  1399. The world is my country
    A Visual Celebration of the People and Movements that Opposed the First World War

    Resource Type: Website
    First Published: 2015
    The First World War centenary (2014-2018) is being accompanied by a tidal wave of events, exhibitions, TV series, books and commemorations. However, one key aspect of the War’s history is receiving little or no attention: the history and stories of the people and organisations that opposed the conflict, and took action to stop it.
  1400. World Military and Social Expenditures 1977
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1977
  1401. World Minorities
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1977
    An account "of the plight today and the problems of some of the world's oppressed minorities".
  1402. The World Must Learn From Cuba
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    On the anniversary of the Cuban Revolution, why has the small Caribbean nation outperformed many capitalist democracies in key ways despite fifty years of attack?
  1403. World Naked Bike Ride
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    International clothing-optional bike ride.
  1404. The World of Burmese Women
    Resource Type: Book
    This is a wide-ranging, frank and sensitively written portrait of women in Burmese society, the first of such studies to be written by a Burmese author. Mi Mi Khaing looks at women in all spheres of life and provides remarkable insights into a Third World country little known in the outside world. This book achieves a rare combination of the sociological with the personal.
  1405. The World of Zines
    A Guide to the Independent Magazine Revolution

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992
    Written for both readers and publishers of small press. Includes information on how to publish your own zine.
  1406. World Orders Old and New
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1994
    Chomsky surveys the international scene since 1945.
  1407. The World Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1923
    Russia is now a horrible picture with its revolutionary double nature. It lies there like a huge wreck on the shore, broken up by its revolution. There was a moment when a small lifeboat was sent out to save Soviet Russia. That boat was the KAPD, the best and largest part of the Spartacus Bund, with its new and really revolutionary policy for the world revolution. But Russia with its Bolshevik Government despised the KAPD and declined its help.
  1408. World Revolution 1917-1936
    The Rise and Fall of the Communist International

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1937
    No major economic or political development in Russia, and few of the minor ones, can be understood, except in relation to the strength of the revolutionary movement in Western Europe, so long dominated by the Third International.
  1409. World Revolution and Communist Tactics
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1920
    World war and rapid economic collapse now make revolution objectively necessary before the masses have grasped communism intellectually: and this contradiction is at the root of the contradictions, hesitations and setbacks which make the revolution a long and painful process.
  1410. World should intervene to end the Israeli Apartheid
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2001
    Transcript of a speech given in South Africa addressing the circumstances of the Palestinians and the Israeli apartheid.
  1411. World Social Forum
    Challenging Empires

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2007
    This comprehensive volume provides a glimpse into the wide-ranging discussions, debates and arguments which have gone into making the World Social Forum (WSF) one of the more prominent platforms of alternative ideas and practices in the present world.
  1412. World Social Forum
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    An annual meeting that defines itself as "an opened space - plural, diverse, non-governmental and non-partisan - that stimulates the decentralized debate, reflection, proposals building, experiences exchange and alliances among movements and organizations engaged in concrete actions towards a more solidary, democratic and fair world....a permanent space and process to build alternatives to neoliberalism".
  1413. The World Social Forum, 2004
    Against The Current vol. 110

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2004
    The fourth annual World Social Forum (WSF), held January 16-21 in the Indian city of Mumbai (what used to be called Bombay), drew 100,000 activists from over 130 countries. For three previous years it had been in the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, to which it returns in 2005.
  1414. World Socialist Movement
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    An international organisation of socialist parties created in 1904 with the founding of the Socialist Party of Great Britain.
  1415. The World Steel Industry
    Dynamics of Decline

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
    This book covers the profound changes undergone by the world steel industry since the mid-1970s oil price rise. Faysal Yachir combines technological explanation, economic argument and awareness of the class implications of the changes in the global steel industry to throw light on what is happening to the world economy. His analysis raises questions about the future of traditional manufacturing sectors, and explores the prospects for Third World countries of developing their own industries.
  1416. A World That Works
    Building Blocks for a Just and Sustainable Society

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1997
    The premise of the book is that an economics constrained by respect for the natural world and human dignity is possible. The ideas presented are grouped around several themes: what works to create real wealth, to democratize science and technology, to link sustainability with justice and to build sustainable livelyhoods and communities. The book presents alternate ideas and experiences on how to achieve this.
  1417. The World Through African Eyes
    Securing the Base: Making Africa Visible in the Globe

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Ngugi wa Thiong'o's Securing the Base: Making Africa Visible in the Globe.
  1418. The World Trade Organization
    A Citizen's Guide

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1999
    Shrybman argues that the WTO not only aggravates envrionmental and social problems, but takes away the tools that governments need to address them.
  1419. World Trade Organization Shrink it or sink it
    New Internationalist May 2001

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2001
    A look at the World Trade Organization and issues surrounding its operation.
  1420. The World Turned Upside Down
    Radical Ideas During the English Revolution

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1984
    Hill looks at radical groups such as the Diggers, Levellers, Ranters, and others, whose ideas threatened to overturn the established order in the mid-seventeenth century.
  1421. World View 1983
    An Economic and Geopolitical Yearbook

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1982
  1422. A World War has Begun: Break the Silence
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    How many people are aware that a world war has begun? At present, it is a war of propaganda, of lies and distraction, but this can change instantaneously with the first mistaken order, the first missile.
  1423. World War I and Afterward: Upheaval, Repression and Terror
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Following the April 1917 U.S. entry into World War I, a massive months-long strike wave occurred as workers in those industries, booming with wartime orders demanded improved conditions and better wages that were rapidly being outstripped by war-bred price increases.
  1424. World War I and Its Century
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Ruff anaylzes the effect that WWI had on the world's imperial powers, shifting the hold on dominance between countries and transforming economies into different forms of war state capitalism.
  1425. World War II and Ethnic Conflict in LA
    Against The Current vol. 144

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    In The Shifting Grounds of Race: Black and Japanese Americans in the Making of Multiethnic Los Angeles, Scott Kurashige provides new insights into the struggle for racial equality in Los Angeles by focusing on collaboration, and competition, between African-American and Japanese American residents of the city.
  1426. A World War is Beckoning
    Break the Silence

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Why do we tolerate the threat of another world war in our name? Why do we allow lies that justify this risk? The scale of our indoctrination, wrote Harold Pinter, is a “brilliant, even witty, highly successful act of hypnosis”, as if the truth “never happened even while it was happening”.
  1427. World War One and the rehabilitation of slaughter
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Damaged by Iraq, ground down in Afghanistan, defeated over Syria, the jingoistic right are determined to rewrite the history of the First World War in an effort to rehabilitate imperialist war in the early 21st century.
  1428. The World We Wish To See 
    Revolutionary Objectives in the Twenty First Century

    Resource Type: Book
    The World We Wish to See presents a sweeping view of twentieth-century political history and a stirring appeal to take political organization seriously. Amin offers provocative analysis of contemporary resistance to neoliberalism,while boldly calling for a new global movement, "an internationalism of peoples," to challenge the current order and fashion a better world.
  1429. World Without Trees
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1979
    Lamb says that "there is one thing of which you can be absolutely certain: if things go one as they are, some day the sun will rise on a world without trees. That day is closer than you think."
  1430. The World Without Us 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2007
    A thought experiment to see what would happen to the planet if human beings simply disappeared.
  1431. World Without War Research and Education Network
    Organization profile published 1988

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1988
    Inactive/Defunct Organization
  1432. Worldchanging: A User's Guide to the 21st Century
    A User's Guide for the 21st Century

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2007
    A User's Guide to the 21st Century is a compendium of everything a generation of environmental activists has to offer.
  1433. Worlds Apart: Economic Relations and Human Rights - Canada - Chile
    Economic Relations and Human rights - Canada - Chile

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1978
  1434. World's Best Economist Tells All!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    If you want to learn real economics instead of neoliberal junk economics, read Michael Hudson’s books. What you will learn is that neoliberal economics is an apology for the rentier class and the large banks that have succeeded in financializing the economy, shifting consumer spending power from the purchase of goods and services that drive the real economy to the payment of interest and fees to banks.
  1435. The World's Most Fashionable Prison
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2012
    Fashion designer Puey Quinones works with inmates in a Philipine prison to teach them how to sew, work with fabrics and see their ideas go from sketch to finished product.
  1436. World's Without Work - Unemployment in Newfoundland and Latin America.
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1981
    Monthly statistics consistently show that the unemployment rate in Newfoundland is higher than in any other province.
  1437. Worldwatch Paper 67
    Conserving Water: The Untapped Alternative

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1985
  1438. Worse Than North Korea
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    The reality is that we are dealing with a pariah state, no better at this point in its respect for international law and basic human rights (where non-Israelis are concerned), than North Korea. And maybe worse. At least the North Koreans fired their weapon at a South Korean military vessel. The Israeli Defense Force attacked a vessel filled with civilian peace activists, including elderly Holocaust survivors, members of foreign parliaments, and young children.
  1439. 'Worse than Slavery': Parchman Farm and the Ordeal of Jim Crow Justice
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1997
    After the abolition of slavery the white rulers of Mississippi developed a new system for keeping the ex-slaves in line: laws were passed to maintain white supremacy, including the system of convict leasing, a system whereby people could "hire" prisoners for physical labour outside the walls of prison.
  1440. 'Worse Than We Thought': TPP A Total Corporate Power Grab Nightmare
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    On issues ranging from climate change to food safety, from open Internet to access to medicines, the TransPacific Partnership (TPP) is a disaster.
  1441. Worst Companies for Union Organizing Highlighted for International Human Rights Day
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2009
    The International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) has released "Working for Scrooge: Worst Companies of 2009 for the Right to Associate," a list of the four worst multinational corporations for union organizing.
  1442. The worst polluters in the U.S. for 1988
    Resource Type: Article
  1443. The worst thing for a journalist is being cut off from his audience
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Slovenian investigative journalist, writes about his experiences of working under pressure while he was investigating irregularities in the organs of repression.
  1444. Worthington provokes election controversy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1984
    The Committee to Defeat Peter Worthington stirs things up in the Broadview-Greenwood election campaign.
  1445. Would as Many as 1 Million Be Alive if the Media Had Done Its Job
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    This is a transcript of John Pilger's contribution to a special edition of BBC Radio 4's 'Today' program, guest-edited by the artist and musician PJ Harvey.
  1446. Would Saul Alinsky Break His Own Rules?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    In the wake of Occupy, some community organizers are interested in questioning the old divide between "movements" and "organizations" — and in harnessing the power of both. On the life and evolving legacy of the late Saul Alinsky, founding father of modern community organizing in the United States.
  1447. Would You Believe That the United States Tried to do Something That was Not Nice Against Hugo Chávez?
    The Plan to Destabilize Venesuela

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Wikileaks releases documents on U.S. efforts to overthrow Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
  1448. The Wrecking Crew
    How Conservatives Rule

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2008
    How Republican conservatives govern in Washington and how they enrich others through their methods.
  1449. Wrenched
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2014
    Wrenched captures the passing of the monkey wrench from the pioneers of eco-activism to the new generation who are carrying Edward Abbey's legacy into the 21st century. The fight continues to sustain the last bastion of the American wilderness - the spirit of the West.
  1450. Wrestling with Ellison
    Against The Current vol. 155

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    Nathaniel Mill's review of Barbara Foley’s Wrestling With the Left (ATC 152, May-June 2011) raises a number of very important issues for understanding the politics of Ralph Ellison’s masterpiece, and by extension 20th-century African-American literature as a whole. In particular, Mills’ criticisms of Foley’s neglect of potentially liberatory moments in the text foregrounds the crucial issue of how revolutionary critics should go about the task of investigating novelistic politics.
  1451. The Wretched of the Earth
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1961   Published: 1968
    Fanon explores the psychological effect of colonisation on the psyche of a nation as well as its broader implications for building a movement for decolonization. He critiques nationalism and imperialism and discusses the role of intellectuals and of language in revolutionary situations. Fanon argues that revolutionary groups should look to non-proletarian strata, especially peasants, to organize against the colonial power.
  1452. Wretched US Journalism on Ukraine
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The most dangerous violation of journalistic principles has occurred in the Ukraine crisis, which has the potential of a nuclear war.
  1453. The Write Stuff
    All you ever wanted to know about letter writing

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1989
    The basics to effective letter writing lies in a little research on the writer's part and their ability to point out weakness in their targets.
  1454. Write to us
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1978
    The Red Menace welcomes writers' and artists' contributions.
  1455. The Write Way
    A Standard Handbook for Writers and Editors

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
    This booklet covers queries, article outlines, deadlines, ethics, copyright, libel, and other issues of concern to editors and writers. A standard writer's contract is included. Some good solid advice and salient anecdotes pepper the text.
  1456. Writers in Prison
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990
    An analysis of the work of imprisoned writers.
  1457. Writer's Union Of Canada
    Organization profile published 1986

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1986
  1458. Writing a Successful Case Study
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2003
    Readers love a good story. That's why these chronicles of success will often stand out on the editor's desk while press releases, media kits and other media communications fight a tough battle just to get noticed.
  1459. Writing for broadcast
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1998
    Avoid the common pitfalls.
  1460. Writing in an Age of Silence
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2007   Published: 2009
    Sara Paretsky explores the traditions of political and literary dissent that have informed her life and work, against the unparallelled repression of free speech and thought in the USA today.
  1461. The Writing on the Wall
    China and the West in the 21st Century

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2007
    The increasing global fear of the rise of China's economic power is misplaced and reflects the parallel rise of protectionist sentiment in a western world that has lost its moral authority to act as a legitimate international trade advocate.
  1462. Writings by Marx and Engels on the U.S. Civil War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1861   Published: 1862
  1463. The Writings of David Roediger
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1997
    Roediger criticizes Marxists for too often reducing racial discrimination to conflicts over resources, such as jobs or housing, that are manipulated by a society's upper classes in order to divert attention from the real sources of inequality. Such a focus, he argues, ignores the manner in which race and racial consciousness is integrally tied to class formation and working-class consciousness.
  1464. Writings of the Vancouver 5
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1984
  1465. Writings on Civil Disobedience and Nonviolence
    Resource Type: Book
    Here in one volume are most of Tolstoy's major writings on conscience and war. Stressing that the process of peace can only begin with the refusal of the individual to participate in state-organized killing, Tolstoy's writings are particularly relevant in an age when warfare is sanitized, packaged, and sold to a populace finding it increasingly difficult to respond in an ethically meaningful way.
  1466. Writings on the Paris Commune 
    Resource Type: Book
    Hal Draper's compilation of all the writings by Marx and Engels on the Paris Commune of 1871, when a working-class-led revolution took power and established a new type of state for the first time in the history of the world - temporarily, in one city.
  1467. Written in Blood: Courage and Corruption in the Appalachian War of Extraction
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2017
    Sociologist Wess Harris further examines the coal industry in Appalachia, and brings attention to how state government and the coal industry have strived to keep its troubling history buried from the public.
  1468. The Wrong Solution To The Wrong Problem
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    What is it to have free press?
  1469. WSAC Newsletter
    Periodical profile published 1986

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1986
  1470. WSF Youth Camp
    Against The Current vol. 116

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    First, a picture of the World Social Forum’s Youth Camp in Porto Alegre, Brazil: Imagine an unending sea of tents and tarps, hammocks hanging from the trees-all of it baking under the sun. Dirt paths divide the camp and are lined by a colorful array of vendors hawking soap, food (“Refri, agua!” was the constant chant), marijuana plants, and jewelry.
  1471. WTO is back. And this time, no more Mr Nice Guy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Overtaken by massive regional trade agreements like TPP, TTIP, CETA and TINA, the World Trade Organisation has slipped into the background. But this week it's back with a vengeance, with its first big meeting in two years. The US's plan is to globalise the investment protection regime set out in the TTP, and open a new era of corporate rule and the eradication of democracy.
  1472. WTO Ruling on Dolphin-Safe Tuna Labeling Illustrates Supremacy of Trade Agreements
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    International trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) need to be carefully examined piece by piece because they can take precedence over a country's own laws.
  1473. The WTO's Nude World Order
    Against The Current vol. 85

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2000
    It got intoxicating that Tuesday (Nov. 30, `99) in Seattle, without chemical assist. That capitalist machine that has looked so mighty and irresistible, for that day was stopped and defeated. Seattle marked the emergence of the next new left, a wildly diverse and creative bunch. And they will be operating on a changing terrain, where not just corporate misbehavior but capitalism appears the problem, and can be fought.