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The Abolition of the State: Anarchist & Marxist Perspectives
Price, Wayne
Book
2007
Both Anarchists and Marxists believe that it will be possible to do away with the state. But what do they mean by that? What is the state, after all? What institutions, if any, would be necessary ...
The American Socialist Movement: 1897-1912
Kipnis, Ira
Book
1952
A history of the American Socialist Party, which at its height had over 150,000 dues-paying members, published hundreds of newspapers, and won almost a million votes for its presidential candidate.
The bureaucracy remains
Article
1990
The government may change, but the bureaucracy remains, continuing the same short-sighted policies.
A Citizen Legislature
Callenbach, Ernest; Phillips, Michael
Book
1985
Arguing from the premise that the present electoral system is unrepresentative and promotes corruption, the authors propose going back to the Athenian system of choosing representatives: by lottery.
Critical Perspectives on the Constitution: Volume 2
Martin, Robert
Book
1985
This collection includes essays on collective rights, resistance to patriation by First Nations chiefs, and Quebec education reform.
The Deficit Made me do it
Chorney, Harold; Hotson, John; Seccareccia, Mario
Book
Dual Power or Populist Theater? Mexico's Two Governments: Against The Current vol. 125
La Botz, Dan
Article
2006
The Mexican Electoral Tribunal recognized Felipe Calderón as president-elect, while a massive National Democratic Convention has proclaimed Andrés Manuel López Obrador to be the “legitimate president ...
Five Reasons the Super-Rich Need Big Government: The Real Welfare Kings and Queens
Buchheit, Paul
Article
2012
Taxes represent payment for society’s many benefits, which get bigger and better as people get richer.
Government in the Future
Chomsky, Noam
Book
2005
In this classic talk delivered at the Poetry Center, New York, on February 16, 1970, Noam Chomsky articulates a clear, uncompromising vision of social change. Chomsky contrasts the classical liberal, ...
GovernmentSources.ca
Website
A portal with information about government, Canadian and international, with articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and impor...
Inventing the People: The Rise of Popular Sovereignity in England and America
Morgan, Edmund S.
Book
1989
The author makes the case that the United States has remained politically stable because the Founding Fathers invented the idea of the American people and used it to impose a government on the new nat...
Last Stand of the Lubicon Cree
Goddard, John
Book
1991
The Left and the Elections: Against The Current vol. 110
Phelps, Christopher; Luce, Stephanie; Brenner, Johanna
Article
2004
Two electoral paths will be taken by those left of center this year, and all the spilled ink in the world won't affect the choices.
A Painful Struggle for Renewal: Against The Current vol. 87
Feeley, Dianne
Article
2000
Twenty-one years after the Sandinista National Liberation Front's triumph of July 1979, and ten years since the FSLN government lost power in an electoral upset, Nicaragua's political and economic pic...
Parliamentary Names & Numbers Online
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Lists all federal Members of Parliament and Senators, all provincial legislators, federal ministries, federal agencies and Crown corporations, Canadian embassies abroad, provincial and territorial min...
Power To Us All: Constitution or Social Contract?
Woodcock, George
Book
1992
Woodcock calls for a true participatory democracy.
Privatization: Fiction Versus Fact
Article
1992
The corporate sector is the big winner from privatization.
Quelling The People: The Military Suppression of The Beijing Democracy Movement
Brook, Timothy
Book
1992
The author examines what happened on June 3, 1989 when students protested in Tiananmen Square.
Red Emma Speaks: Selected Writings and Speeches by Emma Goldman
Goldman, Emma (edited by Shulman, Alix Kates)
Book
1972
A collection of essays which provide a comprehensive view of Emma Goldman's theories and beliefs.
The Secret Secret: Of Wikileaks and Literacy
Johnson, Jimmy
Article
2010
Only those with proper clearances can participate in discussions that affect significant aspects of our lives. Certain technological achievements, our collective ethical decisions (torture, secret pri...
Seven Public Sector Myths
Finn, Ed
Article
1991
Fact and fiction about the public sector.
The Shape of the Suburbs: Understanding Toronto's Sprawl
Sewell, John
Book
2009
Examines the relationship between the development of suburbs, water, and sewage systems, highways and the decision-making of Toronto-area governments to show how the suburbs spread, and how they have ...
Shell Shock: The Secrets and Spin of an Oil Giant
Cummins, Ian and Beasant, John
Book
2005
The State in Capitalist Society: The Analysis of the Western System of Power
Miliband, Ralph
Book
1969
Miliband argues that the pluralist-democratic view of society, of politics and of the state in regards to the countries of advanced capitalism, is in all essential wrong.
The Ursula Franklin Reader: Pacifism as a Map
Franklin, Ursula; Swenarchuk, Michelle
Book
2006
A prominent Canadian peace activist discusses peace, technology, justice and women's issues in a collection of essays, speeches and unpublished musings.

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Briarpatch
Briarpatch is Saskatchewan's independent alternative newsmagazine committed to building a socialist society. We provide an open forum for disadvantaged peoples and support progressive movements workin...
Caledon Institute of Social Policy
Our work in social policy research, analysis and public education focuses on poverty and social policy, covering areas such as income security, taxation, social spending, employment and poverty analys...
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
To facilitate research on social and economic issues facing Canada and to promote alternatives for business and government.
Citizens for Public Justice
CPJ is a national organization promoting justice in Canadian public affairs, responding politically to God's call for love toward our neighbour and responsibility for our environment. We use research,...
Council of Canadians
We believe that we Canadians should control our natural resources, our energy, our water, and our culture. We believe the important political and economic decisions that decide our future should be ma...
Parliamentary Names & Numbers
Parliamentary Names & Numbers is your guide to governments in Canada. It's an invaluable resource, available online, for anyone who needs information about Canada's politicians, senior bureaucrats, an...
Society for Socialist Studies
The society's purpose to facilitate and encourage research and analysis in Canada with emphasis on socialist, feminist, ecological, and anti-racist points of view.
This Magazine
This Magazine tells you what's happening and why. News across Canada, award-winning investigations, columnists, fiction, poetry, comics, more!
Trotskyist League
Works to build a revolutionary internationalist workers party to fight for socialist revolution.
World Federalists of Canada
We view the world as one society embracing all of humanity in its diversity. We affirm that the ideals and principles of community life which are basic to civilized existence can and must be applied t...

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

Fair Vote Canada
Representing over 55,000 Canadians, Fair Vote Canada is a grassroots, multi-partisan citizens' campaign for voting reform. We promote the introduction of an element of proportional representation into elections for all levels of g...
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate a...
Organization of American States
The Organization of American States (OAS) brings together the nations of the Western Hemisphere to strengthen cooperation on democratic values, defend common interests and debate the major issues facing the region and the world. T...
Parliamentary Names & Numbers
Parliamentary Names & Numbers is your guide to governments in Canada. It's an invaluable resource, available online, for anyone who needs information about Canada's politicians, senior bureaucrats, and the government sector...

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Behind the Headlines
A History of Investigative Journalism in Canada
Rosner, Cecil
2008
Presents the exciting history of investigative journalism in Canada, an account spanning from the nation's earliest newspapers through to the present day.
Government Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to government in the Sources directory for the media.
In The News
The Practice of Media Relations in Canada
Carney, William Wray
2002
Carney gives everyone, from student to seasoned practitioner, a thorough understanding of who the media are, how they work and how to approach them with stories.
State media
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
State media or state-controlled media is media for mass communication which is ultimately controlled and/or funded by the state government.