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  1. Bombing Hospitals: 22 People Killed by US Airstrike on Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2015
    A group of activists living in Baghdad would regularly go to city sites and string large vinyl banners between the trees outside these buildings which read: "To Bomb This Site Would Be A War Crime." We encouraged people in U.S. cities to do the same.
  2. Bringing Books and Seeking Peace in Colombia
    Bringing Peace to a Beleaguered Country

    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2014
    A teacher, two donkeys, and a big pile of books are working to enrich the lives of the children in a small community in Colombia.
  3. Building the Ark - small scale farming in Poland for a green future
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2015
    Poland is the front line for Europe's small scale family farming, under assault from the EU regulations, corporate agribusiness, and a hostile government. A popular campaign is fighting back from its base deep in the Polish countryside, a small organic farm that's developing new green technologies to enhance the sustainability of small farms everywhere.
  4. The Cat Lovers Against the Bomb 1989 Wall Calendar
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 1989
    Courageous cats, cuddly kitties, and far-sighted felines cajole and console their war-resisting humans through another year of peace activism. Cat "faces of the moon" help you track the lunar cycles. Annotations remind you of important dates in the illustrious history of cats -- as well as notable events in human anti-nuclear, feminist, and human rights struggles. And outrageous quotations from "friends of felines" keep you chuckling. Cat Lovers Against the Bomb will help you frisk through your year, with peacemaking on your daily agenda.
  5. Class Struggle
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 1978
    A board game created by Bertell Ollman.
  6. Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2014
    Book examining efforts to achieve economic development by African Americans.
  7. Community Profit
    Community-Based Economic Development in Canada

    Resource Type: Unclassified
    Pell and Wismer look at seven community owned and controlled businesses that reinvest their profits back into their local communities. Resource for community groups, co-ops, credit unions, social organizations, and individuals interested in new approaches to economic development.
  8. Confession to Tsar Nicholas I
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    An excerpt from the 'confession' Mikhail Bakunin wrote in prison to explain his revolutionary goals and his ideas about how to organize a revolution. He writes: "I wanted to transform all Bohemia into a revolutionary camp, to create a force there capable not only of defending the revolution within the country, but also of taking the offensive outside Bohemia....

    All clubs, newspapers, and all manifestations of an anarchy of mere talk were to be abolished, all submitted to one dictatorial power; the young people and all able-bodied men divided into categories according to their character, ability, and inclination were to be sent throughout the country to provide a provisional revolutionary and military organization. The secret society directing the revolution was to consist of three groups, independent of and unknown to each other: one for the townspeople, another for the youth, and a third for the peasants.

    Each of these societies was to adapt its action to the social character of the locality to which it was assigned. Each was to be organized on strict hierarchical lines, and under absolute discipline, These three societies were to be directed by a secret central committee composed of three or, at the most, five persons. In case the revolution was successful, the secret societies were not to be liquidated; on the contrary, they were to be strengthened and expanded, to take their place in the ranks of the revolutionary hierarchy."
  9. CUT - Social Action Training - Atlantic Provinces
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 1981
  10. The Death of a Reporter
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2014
    Serena Shim, who leaves behind a family that includes her two young children, found herself chasing the truth in a highly charged situation.
  11. Disability and History
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2010
    Joan Hume became active in disability organisations in the late 1970s and in the burgeoning disability rights movement, edited and wrote for the magazine Quad Wrangle for several years.
  12. Ecological Agriculture in Manitoba: A Turning Point?
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 1983
  13. Exhausted Noam Chomsky Just Going To Try And Enjoy The Day For Once
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2010
    Noam Chomsky takes a day off.
  14. Fatal Extraction
    Australian Mining's Damaging Push Into Africa

    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2015
    Australian-listed mining companies are linked to hundreds of deaths and alleged injustices which wouldn’t be tolerated in better-regulated nations. The stories are from people across Africa, and are rarely heard outside their communities.
  15. Australian Mining Companies Digging A Deadly Footprint in Africa
    Fatal Extraction: Australian Mining's Damaging Push Into Africa

    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2015
    A pattern of links between mining activities and deaths, disfigurement, environmental destruction and displacement suggests a troubling track record for Australian companies seeking wealth from Africa's minerals.
  16. For Conscience Sake
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 1988
  17. Former Drone Operators Say They Were "Horrified" By Cruelty of Assassination Program
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2015
    U.S. drone operators are inflicting heavy civilian casualties and have developed an institutional culture callous to the death of children and other innocents, four former operators said at a press briefing in New York.
  18. Martin and Jessie Glaberman Collection
    Papers, 1939-2001

    Resource Type: Unclassified
    The papers of the Marxist radicals Martin Glaberman and Jessie Glaberman, now housed at Wayne State University.
  19. Globalizing Gaza 
    How Israel Undermines International Law Through "Lawfare"

    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2014
    At the same time as it engages in repeated massive military assaults on a primarily civilian popuation in Gaza, Israel is also engaged in an ongoing assault on international humanitarian law by a highly coordinated team of Israeli lawyers, military officers, PR people and politicians. It is an effort not only to get Israel off the hook for massive violations of human rights and international law, but to help other governments overcome similar constraints when they embark as well on “asymmetrical warfare,” “counterinsurgency” and “counter-terrorism” against peoples resisting domination. It is a campaign that Israel calls “lawfare” and had better be taken seriously by us all.
    ...

    Israel’s strategy of lawfare rests on repeating illegal acts while continuing to justify them with “new military ethics.” “If you do something for long enough,” says Colonel (res.) Daniel Reisner, former head of the IDF’s Legal Department, “the world will accept it. The whole of international law is now based on the notion that an act that is forbidden today becomes permissible if executed by enough countries…. International law progresses through violations. We invented the targeted assassinations thesis [that extra-judicial killings are permitted when it is necessary to stop a certain operation against the citizens of Israel and when the role played by the target is crucial to the operation] and we had to push it. Eight years later it is in the center of the bounds of legality.” “The more often Western states apply principles that originated in Israel to their own non-traditional conflicts in places like Afghanistan and Iraq,” says Kasher, “then the greater the chance these principles have of becoming a valuable part of international law.”
  20. GUANACO
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 1986
  21. The H-Block Struggle - Book Review
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2013
    Book review of "Smashing H Block: The Rise and Fall of the Popular Campaign Against Criminalization, 1976-1982" by F. Stuart Ross.
  22. H.K. Yuen Social Movement Archive
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    The H.K. Yuen collection is a unique archive of primary materials on social movements of the 1960s and 1970s. The collection includes materials on a wide range of movements internationally, with a focus on Berkeley, Oakland, and the San Francisco Bay Area. The collection features multimedia primary documents from the Free Speech Movement, the Third World College mobilizations, the United Farm Workers, the student strike at San Francisco State University, the Black Panther Party, the American Indian Movement, the International Hotel Mobilizations, Stop the Draft Week, the Women’s Movement, and many more. The collection contains a wide range of media including organization flyers, underground newspapers, photos, posters, and film. But the most extensive and unique aspect of the collection is more than 30,000 hours of audio content. Utilizing some of the earliest reel-to-reel recording technology publicly available, H.K. Yuen documented countless rallies, protests, debates, and meetings. In addition to personal recordings, he also recorded relevant shows off of the Pacifica network and community radio, including documentaries, interviews, and live broadcasts from events for 20 years without missing a single day. Most of this content is unique and not preserved elsewhere.
  23. Immigration and Racial Bias
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2013
    The immigrant debate, once again at the center of U.S. politics, was accelerated by the success of president Obama winning more than 70% of the Latino and Asian vote in the 2012 elections. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s call for all 11 million undocumented immigrants to "self deport" was a significant reason for his defeat. Latinos are the largest ethnic minority in the country -- and growing rapidly -- and more and more of them vote.
  24. Inshore/Offshore - The Struggle for Survival in the Atlantic Fishery
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 1981
    The question of whether the inshore fishermen or the offshore trawlers are going to benefit most from the riches of the Atlantic fishery is an old problem.
  25. An Introduction to Marxist Political Economy
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    This is a response to what the author sees as a gap in modern Marxist literature, especially in the Third World. The nature of exploitation and profit, capitalist development and crises, the periphery's dependent monetary system, imperialism, multi-nationals, underdevelopment, the state, the need for socialist revolution, and the rise of the bourgeoisie in underdeveloped countries are all explained in detail.
  26. Karimlan
    A Simulation Game on Sustainable Development

    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 1990
  27. Labor's Bitter Defeat in Detroit, Book Review
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2013
    Review of The Broken Table: The Detroit Newspaper Strike and the State of American Labor by Chris Rhomberg.
  28. Lessons of the Civil Rights Movement (Part One)
    Police Terror and Black Oppression

    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2015
    Police reform is a hoax and a hustle. Federal investigations go nowhere and the Democrats are simply the soft cops of the capitalist system. There is no road to black liberation and the liberation of all working people short of workers revolution.
  29. Luxembourg Puts Journalist and Whistleblowers On Trial for Ruining Its "Magical Fairyland" of Tax Avoidance
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2016
    Luxembourg istrying to throw two French whistleblowers and a journalist in prison for their role in the "LuxLeaks" exposé that revealed the tiny country’s outsized role in enabling corporate tax avoidance.
  30. The Myth of Peaceful Protest
    The Patronizing Intransigence of Power

    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2015
    Johnson discusses how peaceful protest is depicted as the way to speak out, and any kind of disorder or defiance of authority is presented not only unacceptable, but unnecessary.
  31. No Way To Live
    Poor Women Speak Out

    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 1988
  32. Obama: Human Rights Disaster
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2013
    The presidency of Barack Obama has continued, consolidated and institutionalized the human rights catastrophe of its predecessor. It's frankly impossible to look at the string of atrocities without becoming enraged and it's also critical to understand why they're happening.
  33. Obama Launches an Illegal War in Syria
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2014
    President Obama’s decision to bomb Syria stands in stark violation of international law, the UN Charter, and the requirements of the U.S. Constitution.
  34. Pacifica Radio Archives
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    Chronicling the political, cultural and artistic movements of the second half of the 20th century, Pacifica radio programs include documentaries, performances, discussions, debates, drama, poetry readings, commentaries and radio arts. The Pacifica Radio Archives appraise, collect, organize, describe, and preserve the creative work generated by or produced in association with Pacifica Radio, and we make it available for research and reference use.
  35. Rebellion in India's Heartland - Book Review
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2013
    Review of the "Days and Nights in the Heartland of Rebellion" by Gautam Navlakha.
  36. Rebranding Fascism: National-Anarchists
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2008
    On the organizational and intellectual history of national anarchism.
  37. The Refugee Experience - Perspectives On Refugee Issues
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 1982
    This multi-media kit deals with refugee issues in a manner comprehensible to 9-14 year olds.
  38. Remembering Rosalyn Baxandall
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2015
    Rosalyn Fraad Baxandall was a pioneering figure of socialist feminism in the United States.
  39. Right Woos Left
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 1990   Published: 1999
  40. Ruthless Power and Deleterious Politics
    From DDT to Roundup

    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2015
    The mix of power and politics in the proliferation of pesticides from DDT to Roundup.
  41. Six Media Companies Control 90% of What We Read, Watch and Listen to
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2012
  42. SYC Defends Marxism at Finkelstein Talk
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2015
  43. The Syrianisation of Turkey
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2015
    On 10 October 2015 hundreds of thousands people marching in the streets of Ankara in solidarity with Kurdish people and to stop the civil war were struck with two bombs, which exploded and killed a hundred people and hundreds wounded. In this article the author questions Erdogan's policies over Syria such as finding an excuse to send the Turkish military into Syria, setting up home-grown Islamist militia forces to keep Erdogan in power, to help warring Sunni militia groups in Syria always bear a risk of Syrianisation of Turkey.
  44. Un Canadien errant
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 1842
    A Canadian folk song, lyrics written in 1842, about rebels who were deported, or forced to flee, after the rebellion of 1837-8 in Lower Canada. The song was also adopted by the descendants of Acadians who had been deported from Acadia in 1755-62, changed to 'Un Acadien errant.'
  45. Understand the Israeli – Palestinian Apartheid In 11 Images
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2014
    All the graphics are from the site Visualizing Palestine, a site dedicated to creating informative and impactful graphics about the troubled region.
  46. US: Offensive Cyber-Warfare is Illegal... Unless We Do It
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2013
    The US government declares that cyberwarfare directed against the US would be an act of war -- and, oh, by the way, that it is agressively engaged in cyberwarfare against foreign countries.
  47. Vladimir Putin Is the Only Leader the West Has
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2016
    A Reuters news report under the names of presstitutes Robin Emmott and Sabine Siebold shows how devoid the West is of honest, intelligent and responsible journalists and government officials.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. You Need Imagination in the Hole
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 1969
    An edited transcript of Clay Borris's interview with 18-year-old Charlie Macdougal on his experiences growing up in prison.