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Blueprint for a Green Economy
Pearce, David; Markandya, Anil; Barbier, Edward B.
A set of practical proposals for financing a sustainable environment.
Building United Judgement: A handbook for consensus decision making
Avery, Michel; Auvine, Brian; Streibel, Barbara; Weiss, Lonnie
Describes the techniques and skills which groups can apply to make the principles of consensus work effectively.
Canada After Harper: His Ideology-fuelled Attack on Canadian Society and Values, and How We Can Resist and Create the Country We Want
Finn, Ed (editor)
Essays documenting the breadth and depth of the Harper government's attack on institutions, policies, and programs that embody values and principles shared by most Canadians: education, health care, w...
Canada Since 1960: A People's History: A Left Perspective on 50 Years of Politics, Economics and Culture
Gonick, By (ed.)
An account of the most important developments in Canadian history from the 1960s to today, seen through the eyes of Canadian Dimension magazine.
Canadian Information Sharing Service: Pilot Copy, February 1976
Serial Publication (Periodical)
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.
Canadian News Synthesis Project - October 1975: Volume III Number 8
Serial Publication (Periodical)
The Canadian News Synthesis Project journal presents current news coverage to show major trends in Canada and Latin America.
Cut and Run: The Assault on Canada's Forests
Swift, Jamie
Examines the crisis in Canada's forest industry and the reasons for the crisis.
The Domination of Nature
Leiss, William
Leiss relates environmental concerns back to the fundamental problem of man's domination of his fellow man. In doing so, he argues for a reconsideration of the relationship between humanity and nature...
Draining Canada Dry: The Continental Thirst for Canada's Water
Holm, Wendy; Gutstein, Donald
The authors examine Canada's water policies and their socio-economic impact on North America.
The Ecological Revolution: Making Peace with the Planet
Foster, John
Argues that the roots of the present ecological crisis lie in capital's rapacious expansion, which has now achieved unprecedented heights of irrationality across the globe.
Keziere, Robert; Hunter, Robert
The Growth Illusion: How economic growth has enriched the few, impoverished the many and endangered the planet
Douthwaite, Richard
Douthwaite argues that strategies used by governments to raise national income often increase poverty and unemployment. Moreover, in the USA, Britiain, Germany and Australia, each increase in national...
Marx and Nature: A Red and Green Perspective
Burkett, Paul
While recognizing that production is structured by historically developed relations among producers, Marx insists that production as a social and material process is shaped and constrained by natural ...
Marxism and the Dialectics of Ecology
Foster, John Bellamy; Clark, Brett
The recovery of the ecological-materialist foundations of Karl Marx’s thought, as embodied in his theory of metabolic rift, is redefining both Marxism and ecology in our time, reintegrating the critiq...
Le Nouvel Ordre Economique International
Une vue d'ensemble du "nouvel ordre economique international."
Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent
Galeano, Eduardo
A political economy, a social and cultural narrative, and a powerful description of primitive capital accumulation.
Our Ecological Footprint: Reducing Human Impact on the Earth
Wachernagel, Mathis ; Rees, William
The authors discuss how to make calculations of the amounts of material required to sustain an individual, a community and a nation.
The Politics of Pachamama: Natural Resource Extraction vs. Indigenous Rights and the Environment in Latin America
Dangel, Benjamin
While many economies and citizens have benefitted from the state’s larger involvement in the extraction of these resources, extractivism under progressive governments, as it had under neoliberalism, s...
Population Growth, Resource Consumption, and the Environment: Seeking a Common Vision for a Troubled World
Searle, Rick
This work looks at the problem of overpoplulation and the environment.
The Question of the Commons: The Culture and Ecology of Communal Resources
McCay, Bonnie J ; Acheson, James M (Editors)
Resource Rebels
Gedick, Al
Like canaries in a mine, native peoples throughout the globe are facing extinction due to the greed of mining and oil companies. Building a multi-racial, transnational movement to drastically limit re...
Sellout: The Giveaway of Canada's Energy Resources
Sykes, Philip
Documents the misdevelopment of Canadian energy resources.
The Socialist Register 1965: Volume 2: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
What is the New International Economic Order?
Overview and critique of the New International Economic Order.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

To provide insightful environmental research and opinion from Canadian scholars, professionals and activists through publishing a quarterly environmental journal.
Ark II - The Animal Rights Kollective
To promote and protect the rights of all animals and foster their individual liberties through direct action, political action, and public awareness campaigns. Our goal is to abolish all forms of crue...
Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility
CCNR is a not-for-profit organization, federally incorporporated in 1978. It is dedicated to education and research on all issues related to nuclear energy, whether civilian or military, including non...
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...
Ecology Action Centre
Promote sustainability in development, protection of environment, its variety of species, through education, advocacy and action.
HighGrader Magazine
ighGrader Magazine is committed to serve the interests of northerners by bringing the issues, concerns and culture of the north to the world through the writings and art of award-winning journalists a...
MiningWatch Canada
MiningWatch Canada is a pan-Canadian organization supported by environmental, social justice, aboriginal and labour organizations. It addresses the urgent need for a public interest response to irresp...
Nature Conservancy of Canada
NCC is a non-profit, non-advocacy group that takes a business-like approach to land conservation and the preservation of biological diversity. Its plan of action involves collaboration with any group ...
SEEDS Canada Foundation
An education support organization for schools across Canada providing environmental education and sustainability education materials.
Western Canada Wilderness Committee
Education of the public, business and political leaders on the value and necessity of preserving Western Canada's remaining wilderness. Support groups working to preserve areas.
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...
World Society for the Protection of Animals -- Canada
A non-profit, international organization working for the prevention of cruelty to, and the protection of, all animals.

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African Union
The African Union (abbreviated AU in English, and UA in its other official languages) is an intergovernmental organization consisting of 53 African states. Established on 9 July 2002, the AU was formed as a successor to the Organi...
East African Community
The East African Community (EAC) is the regional intergovernmental organization of the Republics of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Republic of Burundi and Republic of Rwanda with its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzan...
International Fund for Agricultural Development
IFAD is a specialized agency of the United Nations established as an international financial institution in 1977 as the outcome of a conference organized in response to the food crises of the early 1970s that primarily affected th...
International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges. It supports scientific research, manages field projects all over the w...
Pacific Islands Forum
The Pacific Islands Forum, formerly the South Pacific Forum until a name change in October 2000, was founded in August 1971 and comprises 16 independent and self-governing states in the Pacific. The Forum is the region's premier p...

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Fish, Phosphates and Tomatoes
Morocco Exploits Western Sahara's Natural Resources
Quarante, Olivier
Morocco is making considerable profits from the land and waters of the annexed Western Sahara, and no external power, including the UN, has challenged this.