Japan

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Age of Extremes: The Short Twentieth Century 1914 - 1991
Hobsbawm, Eric
Book
1994
A overview of the history of the years 1914 - 1991.
American Power and the New Mandarins
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1969
Chomsky writes about American power and violence, especially in the context of the Vietnam war, and he focuses especially on the complicity of American intellectuals in supporting and enabling the Ame...
Another view: The South takes the pictures: New Internationalist August 2007 - #403
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2007
A look at the states of Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Iran, and South Africa and their experience of change presented in pictures.
Breadking the Grid, Making Our Class
Yang, Mauel
Article
2014
Yang provides a reading of E.P. Thompson's "The Making of the English Working Class" through the lens of contemporary and historical working-class revolutions and struggles.
Canadian Information Sharing Service: Pilot Copy, February 1976
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1976
The first issue of the Canadian Information Sharing Service publication. The name of the publication was later changed to Connexions and then to Connexions Digest.
Cities and the Wealth of Nations: Principles of Economic Life
Jacobs, Jane
Book
1984
Jacobs argues that virtually all economic life, no matter how geographically remote from cities, depends on cities to maintain it or change it.
The Earthscan Action Handbook
Litvinoff, Miles
Book
1990
A compendium of the world's major ills with suggestions for remedial action.
50 Years of Bretton Woods Institutions: Enough
Kothari, Smitu; Pratap, Vijah; Visvanathan, Shiv
Book
1994
This is an analysis of the IMF and World Bank's policies since its inception 50 years ago, and resistance campaigns towards them.
For Reasons of State
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1973
Essays in which Chomsky analyzes the role of the American state and discusses some of the ways in which individuals can respond to its growing power.
Gatekeeper
Film/Video
2016
In 2015, there were 24.025 documented suicides in Japan. A retired police detective dedicates his life to preventing deaths at Japan's suicide cliffs, providing emergency assistance and counseling eve...
How Fukushima gave rise to a new anti-racism movement
Shaw, Vivian
Article
2017
Shaw examines the rise in anti-discrimination social activism in Japan after the environmental disasters in 2011 and lack of support from the government towards its non-Japanese citizens.
Marxism in Japan
Article
Selected documents.
A Marxist History of the World part 58: The Meiji Restoration
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
An event which would shape the history of the Far East until 1945, Japan’s bourgeois revolution ‘from above’ is explored by Neil Faulkner in this week's Marxist History.
The Okinawa missiles of October
Tovish, Aaron
Article
2015
John Bordne, a resident of Blakeslee, Pennsylvania, had to keep a personal history to himself for more than five decades. Only recently has the US Air Force given him permission to tell the tale, whic...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 7, 2016: Depression and Joy
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
It’s a difficult thing to measure, but there are strong reasons for believing that the number of people struggling with depression has increased significantly in recent decades. Despite the evidence t...
A People's History of the United States: 1492 - Present
Zinn, Howard
Book
1995
Zinn's history includes those most ignored by typical American textbook history, including Indians, blacks, women and workers.
A People's History of the World: From the Stone Age to the New Millennium
Harman, Chris
Book
1999
Harman describes the shape and course of human history as a narrative of ordinary people forming and re-forming complex societies in pursuit of common human goals.
Profit over People: Neoliberalism and Global Order
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1999
Chomsky confronts neoliberalsim: the pro-corporate system of economic and political policies presently waging a form of class war worldwide.
The Prosperous Few and the Restless Many
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1993
a collection of short commentaries by Noam Chomsky on global issues, drawn from interviews in the early 1990s. Topics include global economics, racism, NAFTA, and hot topics of the day.
'68: The Year of the Barricades
Caute, David
Book
1988
Caute's book looks at the explosive year 1968 (while situating it in the context of what had led up to it). One of the great strengths of this excellent book is that it looks at what was happening aro...
Socialist Register 1992: Volume 28: New World Order?
Miliband, Ralph; Panitch, Leo (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1992
Towards a New Cold War: Essays on the Current Crisis and How We Got There
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1982
A sobering assessment of American foreign policy from the end of the Vietnam era to Ronald Reagan.
World Orders Old and New
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1994
Chomsky surveys the international scene since 1945.
Year 501: The Conquest Continues
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1993
An examination of the U.S. role in the world placed in the long historical perspective of the 500 years that followed the voyages of Columbus.
The Young Man Was: Part 1: United Red Army
Mohaiemen, Naeem
Film/Video
2012
The start of a film trilogy that traces 1970s ultra left movements' turn to violence; Part One is based on the negotiations of the 1977 JAL hijacking, between the Japanese Red Army members on board th...

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Bureau of Public Secrets
Articles from a Situationist perspective.
Europe Solidaire Sans Frontieres
ESSF est une association de solidarit‚ internationale. Traitant d'un large ‚ventail de questions, notre site pr‚sente une information militante sur de nombreuses luttes et campagnes ; ainsi que des ar...

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

Embassy Row
Embassy Row, published by Sources as part of the Parliamentary Names & Numbers directory, lists all embassies and high commissions to Canada, and all Canadian embassies, high commissions and consulates abroad. Each e...
The Hermitage
The State Hermitage occupies six magnificent buildings situated along the embankment of the River Neva, right in the heart of St. Petersburg. The leading role in this unique architectural ensemble is played by the Winter Palace, t...
Tokyo National Museum
Established 1872, the Tokyo National Museum (To-kyo- Kokuritsu Hakubutsukan) is the oldest and largest museum in Japan. The museum collects, houses and preserves a comprehensive collection of art works and archaeological objects o...
United Nations
The United Nations is central to global efforts to solve problems that challenge humanity. Cooperating in this effort are more than 30 affiliated organizations, known together as the UN system. Day in and day out, the UN and its f...

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Bill to stifle flow of information poised to pass in Japan
Sources News Release
2013
The Committee to Protect Journalists is gravely concerned by a new state secrets bill before the Japanese parliament, which, if passed, would broaden the government's power to determine which informat...
Ethnic issues in Japan
Details the various racial minorities within the Japanese population, as well as historical and recent issues faced by these groups.
Japan Is Getting An Anonymous Whistleblowing Platform, But Will Journalists Use it?
Quigley, J.T.
2015
In a country with a strong anti-whistleblower sentiment and strict state-secret laws, a university professor has created an annoymous whilstleblower website.
Uyoku dantai
Wikipedia article
2015
Uyoku dantai are Japanese nationalist right-wing groups. Uyoku dantai are well known for their highly visible propaganda vehicles – converted vans, trucks and buses fitted with loudspeakers and promin...

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Embassy Row Online
Website
Contact names and numbers for all embassies to Canada and all Canadian embassies abroad.