Neoconservativism

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Alex in Wonderland
Macdonald, Alex
Book
1993
Alien Invasion: How the Harris Tories Mismanaged Ontario
Cohen, Ruth (ed.)
Book
2001
An examination of the devasting results of seven years of social and economic destruction inflicted the by the right-wing fanatics who ruled Ontario under the premiership of Mike Harris.
Another world is possible if...
George, Susan
Book
2004
Susan George suggests that we can create a new and better world -- if we act together to bring about changes. She discusses the ifs and hows.
Author Donald Gutstein reveals extent of Stephen Harper revolution in new book Harperism
Smith, Charlie
Article
2014
In Harperism: How Stephen Har­per and His Think Tank Colleagues Have Transformed Canada (James Lorimer & Company Ltd.), Gutstein makes the case that neoliberalism is far more sinister than simply havi...
Behind Closed Doors: How The Rich Won Control of Canada's Tax System... And Ended Up Richer
McQuaig, Linda
Book
1987
A stinging indictment of Canada's tax system and the people who shape it.
The Billionaires' Tea Party
Oldham, Taki (director)
Film/Video
2010
Both a journey through a unique moment in American history and a thoroughly researched piece of investigative journalism. Through an examination of astroturfing and disinformation, we see how citizen ...
Bleeding the Patient: The Debt/Deficit Hoax Exposed
Article
1993
An edited transcript of a four-hour discussion held by nine progressive political economists. Discusses the hysteria around the government debt-deficit issue and the difficulty in developing counter-a...
Chomsky.Info
Chomsky, Noam
Website
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
The Competition Myth - The Real Meaning of the Last Twenty-five Years
Article
1997
The problems which working people have suffered in the last twenty-five years are not problems which the ruling elite are trying to solve but weapons they have devised to attack working people in a cl...
Conservative Frank Luntz Has Set a Trap for Progressives -- Here's How to Outsmart Him and Boost the Occupy Movement: Progressives' basic morality needs to be talked about over and over again, in every corner of the country.
Lakoff, George
Article
2011
Luntz doesn't want progressives pointing out that corporations govern our lives far more than any government does - and for their profit, not ours. He doesn't want any discussion of corporate waste, o...
Conservatives have perfected the trick of defending power by attacking it
Monbiot, George
Article
2011
The UK Cameron government is atempting to use a tried-and-proven trick: defending the elite by pretending to attack it.
Contamination: The Poisonous Legacy of Ontario's Environmental Cutbacks
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2000
The story of Ontario's right-wing Harris government, which gutted health and environmental protection polices, leading to the Walkerton water disaster.
The Deciders: The disastrous Iraq policies that led to ISIS were not President Bush's
Hay, John
Article
2015
In May 2003, in the wake of the Iraq War and the ousting of Saddam Hussein, events took place that set the stage for the current chaos in the Middle East. Yet even most well-informed Americans are una...
The Deficit is No Accident
Article
1997
The deficit and national debt were created intentionally by politicians of both parties, to destroy social programs which give working people some protection against unrestrained corporate power
Flatly Outrageous
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2005
The flat earth society is not the equivalent of the Fraser Institute.
Free Trade and the New Right Agenda
Warnock, John
Book
1988
A useful snapshot of the 'free trade' debate at the time of the 1988 Free Trade Agreement between the United States and Canada.
Harper: the Grim Reaper of Canadian politics
Dobbin, Murray
Article
Harper as Prime Minister would be a disaster for Canada.
History is a Weapon: Lockdown America in 22 Minutes
Parenti, Christian
Audio
2001
A talk by Christian Parenti, author of Lockdown America: Police And Prisons in the Age of Crisis, about the thirty year explosion in prisons in the United States, at the Stop The ACA(American Correcti...
How should we remember Ralph Klein?
Fillmore, Nick
Article
2013
Ralph Klein was one of Canada's most aggressive neo-liberals. Klein's true legacy is a string of anti-social policies and programs.
Madness and Ruin: Politics and Economy in the Neoconservative Age
Watkins, Mel
Book
1992
Watkin's book, based on his monthly articles in This Magazine is a scathing attack on the Mulroney government's adoption of neo-conservative economics. With their adoption of Reaganite policies they h...
The Myth of the Good Corporate Citizen: Democracy Under the Rule of Big Business
Dobbin, Murray
Book
1998
Dobbin argues that transnational corporations (TNG's) have power over every nation's government; they are not the good citizens they claim to be.
Neocon con game: First deprive public institutions of their ability to act, then blame them for not acting: Margaret Wente's Chutzpah
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2005
The neocon con game: first deprive public institutions of their ability to act, then blame them for not acting
Now they're going to ruin the economy
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1992
The geniuses who brought us the constitutional debacle are turning their energies to the economy.
Ontological "Difference" and the Neo-Liberal War on the Social: Deconstruction and Deindustrialization
Goldner, Loren
Article
2001
We have today legions of people with a smattering of knowledge turning out reams of books filled with buzz words that could be (and have been) produced by a computer program, and could be (and are) pi...
Parcel of Rogues
Dobson, Ross
Article
A review of the book 'Parcel of Rogues.'
The Poor Must Die: Anglo-American Political Philosophy 101
Floyd, Chris
Article
2010
For more than 30 years, the world-dominating Anglo-American alliance has been under the sway of factions which, for all their internal squabbling and hair-splitting, are strongly united in their stead...
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 Profits of War: Planning to Bomb Iran: Against The Current vol. 125
Hossein-zadeh, Ismael
Article
2006
It is no longer a secret that the Bush administration has been methodically paving the way toward a bombing strike against Iran. The administration’s plans of an aerial military attack against that co...
The Quick and The Dead: Brian Mulroney, Big Business And The Seduction Of Canada
McQuaig, Linda
Book
1991
McQuaig argues that since 1984, there has been a systematic transfer of power in Canada from the democratically elected government to the private sector.
Radical Digressions 3
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2001
Radical Digressions 4
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2006
Radical Digressions 5
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2008
Reform Party
Cardozo, Andrew L.
Article
1992
The 'new Canada' that Reform Party leader Preston Manning is proposing is a mean-minded society based on the survival of the fittest. It simply ignores the fact that the majority of Canadians do not p...
School Reform and the Attack on Public Education
Stratman, Dave
Article
1997
The education reform movement is part of a wider corporate and government plan to undermine democracy and strengthen corporate domination of our society.
Shooting the Hippo: Death by Deficit and Other Canadian Myths
McQuaig, Linda
Book
1995
An examination of how economic policies systematically favour the interests of the rich while pretending to be for the common good.
Slumming It At the Rodeo: The Cultural Roots of Canada's Right-Wing Revolution
Laird, Gordon
Book
1998
Are the Federal Reform Party's Manning, Ontario's Harris and Alberta's Klein the struttin' cowboy champions of direct democracy? Or just sell- outs to the private sector? Laird tackles these question...
The Trouble With Billionaires
McQuaig, Linda; Brooks, Neil
Book
2010
The glittering lives of billionaires may seem to be a harmless source of entertainment, but authors Linda McQuaig and Neil Brooks argue that such financial power not only threatends everyone's economi...
Trust Me: A Handbook of Tory Contortions
Article
2003
Satirical bites from Ontario’s past — 1995 to 2003. They expose the Common Sense Revolutionary backgrounds of some of Canada’s highest-ranking conservatives currently on the scene.
What Do We Do Now? Building a Social Movement in the Aftermath of Free Trade
Diemer, Ulli
Article
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.
Will the real Stephen Harper please stand up?
Article
A citizen's guide to comparing election campaign promises to deeply held beliefs.
Working Class Experience: Rethinking the History of Canadian Labour, 1800-1991
Palmer, Bryan D.
Book
1983
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 sweepi...

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Chomsky.info
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
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Trotskyist-leaning site with a relatively broad range of resources.

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Listeria Outbreak Alarms Walkerton Survivors
Sources News Release
2008
Governments should have learned from the mistakes that led to the tragedy in Walkerton. Food security and public safety should never be placed on the chopping block in the name of cost cutting.
The Myths of Reaganomics
Rothbard, Murray N.
1987
How well did Reagan succeed in cutting government spending, surely a critical ingredient in any plan to reduce the role of government in everyone's life? In 1980, the last year of free-spending Jimmy ...

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Counterpunch
Periodical profile
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Progressive U.S. website/newsletter.
Double Standards
Website
Focusing on double standards in the media and in international politics. "Double Standard 1. a rule or principle applied more strictly to some people more than others (or oneself)."

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