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Abahlali baseMjondolo: Connexipedia Article
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A shack-dwellers' movement in South Africa.
Alter-globalization: Connexipedia Article
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A social movement that supports global cooperation and interaction, but which opposes the negative effects of economic globalization.
American Anti-Slavery Society: Connexipedia Article
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An abolitionist society (1833-1870) founded by William Lloyd Garrison and Arthur Tappan.
American Indian Movement: Connexipedia Article
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Native American activist organization in the United States which has led protests advocating indigenous American rights, inspired cultural renewal, monitored police activities, and coordinated employm...
Anarchist St. Imier International: Connexipedia Article
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An international anarchist organization formed in 1872.
Anti-nuclear movement: Connexipedia Article
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A international movement against the use of nuclear power and nuclear weapons.
Asamblea Popular de los Pueblos de Oaxaca: Connexipedia Article
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An organization that came together in response to the political situation in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, first meeting in June 2006.
Ausserparlamentarische Opposition: Connexipedia Article
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Was a political protest movement active in West Germany during the latter half of the 1960s and early 1970s, forming a central part of the German student movement.
Back-to-the-land movement: Connexipedia Article
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Refers to a North American social phenomenon of the 1960s and 1970s involving an attempted migration from cities to rural areas.
Black Bloc: Connexipedia Article
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People who engage in protests wearing black clothing and masks and engaging in property damage. The tactic was developed in the 1980s by anti-nuclear activist autonomists, and was subsequently adopted...
Black Panther Party: Connexipedia Article
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African-American organization established to promote Black Power.
Bolshevik Party: Entry in the Marxists Internet Archive Glossary
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The Bolshevik party led the Russian Revolution of 1917.
Bruderhof Communities: Connexipedia Article
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Christian religious communities with branches in New York, Florida and Pennsylvania in the USA, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Australia.
The Bund (General Jewish Labour Bund): Connexipedia Article
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A secular Jewish socialist party in Central and Eastern Europe operating predominantly between the 1890s and the 1930s.
Camisard: Connexipedia Article
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French Protestants (Huguenots) of the Cevennes region of south-central France who raised an insurrection against the persecutions which followed the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685.
Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament: Connexipedia Article
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An organization that advocates unilateral nuclear disarmament by Britain. It also campaigns for international nuclear disarmament and tighter international arms regulation through agreements such as t...
Catholic Worker Movement: Connexipedia Article
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A collection of autonomous communities of Catholics and their associates founded by Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin in 1933.
Chartism: Connexipedia Article
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A movement for political and social reform in the United Kingdom during the mid-19th century between 1838 and 1850 which takes its name from the People's Charter of 1838.
Chipko movement: Connexipedia Article
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Movement dedicated to the conservation, restoration and ecologically-sound use of India's natural resources. Known for practising Gandhian methods of satyagraha and non-violent resistance, such as hug...
Chipko Movement: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
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Movement dedicated to the conservation, restoration and ecologically-sound use of India's natural resources. Known for practising Gandhian methods of satyagraha and non-violent resistance, such as hug...
Christiansbrunn: Connexipedia Article
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The name of two religious communes in Pennsylvania, active between 1747 and 1796.
Committee for an Independent Canada: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
Rickwood, Roger
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A citizens' committee to promote Canadian economic and cultural independence.
Committee of 100 (United Kingdom): Connexipedia Article
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A British anti-war group set up in 1960.
Communist League: Connexipedia Article
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The first Marxist international organization. It was founded originally as the League of the Just by German workers in Paris in 1836.
Communist Workers International: Connexipedia Article
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Founded around the Manifesto of the Fourth Communist International, published by the Communist Workers' Party of Germany (KAPD) in 1921.
Conservation movement: Connexipedia Article
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A political and social movement that seeks to protect natural resources including plant and animal species as well as their habitat for the future.
Co-operative Commonwealth Federation: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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A political coalition of progressive, socialist and labour forces anxious to establish a political vehicle capable of bringing about economic reforms to improve the circumstances of those suffering th...
Co-operative Commonwealth Federation: Connexipedia Article
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A Canadian political party founded in 1932 in Calgary by a number of socialist, farm, co-operative and labour groups, and the League for Social Reconstruction. In 1944, it became the government of Sas...
Correspondence Publishing Committee: Connexipedia Article
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A radical left organization in the US led by C.L.R. James and Martin Glaberman from approximately 1951 until 1962.
Counterculture of the 1960s: Connexipedia Article
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A cultural movement that mainly developed in the North America and England and spread throughout much of the western world between 1960 and the mid-1970s as a reaction against the political conservati...
Critical Mass: Connexipedia Article
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A bicycling event typically held on the last Friday of every month.
Diggers: Connexipedia Article
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An English group of agrarian communists in the 17th century.
Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement: Connexipedia Article
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An organization of African-American workers formed in May 1968 in the Chrysler Corporation's Hamtramck Assembly plant, formerly Dodge Main, Detroit, Michigan.
Doukhobors: Connexipedia Article
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A sect of Russian dissenters, many of whom came to Western Canada.
Doukhobors: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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A sect of Russian dissenters, many of whom came to Western Canada.
Dutch resistance: Connexipedia Article
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Dutch resistance to the Nazi occupation during World War II.
European Social Forum: Connexipedia Article
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An annual conference held by members of the alter-globalization movement (also known as the Global Justice Movement) which aims to allow social movements, trade unions, NGOs, refugees, peace and anti-...
Facing Reality: Connexipedia Article
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A radical left group in the United States which existed from about 1962 until 1970.
FaSinPat (Zanon): Connexipedia Article
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A worker-controlled ceramic tile factory in the southern Argentine province of Neuquén. The name is short for Fábrica Sin Patrones, which means "Factory Without Bosses" in Spanish.
Flying University: Connexipedia Article
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An underground educational enterprise that operated from 1885 to 1905 in Warsaw, the historic Polish capital, then under the control of the Russian Empire, and that was revived between 1977 and 1981 i...
Folk high schools: Connexipedia Article
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Institutions for adult education for working-class and poor people, typically based on a popular education model.
Folkways Records: Connexipedia Article
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A record label that documents folk and world music.
Food Not Bombs: Connexipedia Article
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A loose-knit group of independent collectives, serving free vegan and vegetarian food to others.
Fourth International: Connexipedia Article
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An international Trotskyist communist organisation which opposes both capitalism and Stalinism.
Frankfurt School: Connexipedia Article
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A school of neo-Marxist critical theory, social research, and philosophy associated with the original Institute for Social Research of the University of Frankfurt am Main.
Free Speech Movement (Berkeley): Connexipedia Article
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A student protest which took place during the 1964-1965 academic year on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley after student activists, some of whom had traveled with the Freedom Riders...
Freedom Summer: Connexipedia Article
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A campaign in the United States launched in June 1964 to attempt to register as many African American voters as possible in Mississippi, which up to that time had almost totally excluded black voters.
The Freedom to be Yourself Campaign: Connexipedia Article
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Promotes the right to be naked in public.
Gay Liberation Front: Connexipedia Article
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The name of a number of Gay Liberation groups.
Gay rights movement: Connexipedia Article
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Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender social movements share inter-related goals of social acceptance of sexuality and gender minorities.
Global Justice Movement: Connexipedia Article
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Is the broad globalized social movement opposing what is often known as "corporate globalization" and promoting equal distribution of economic resources.
Global Labor: Socialist Register 2001: Review published in Against The Current Vol. 95
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For all intents and purposes, I discovered the Socialist Register during the early '90s. When I say "discovered" I, of course, do not mean that I was the first to come across it. Rather, having heard ...
Grameen Bank: Connexipedia Article
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A microfinance organization and community development bank started in Bangladesh that makes small loans (known as microcredit or "grameencredit" to the impoverished without requiring collateral.
Herrnhaag: Connexipedia Article
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A communal spiritual center for the Moravian Unity, an early form of Protestantism.
Highlander Research and Education Center (Highlander Folk School): Connexipedia Article
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A leadership training school and cultural centre located in New Market, Tennessee which provided training to Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., and many other organizers and activists.
Hussites: Connexipedia Article
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A Christian movement following the teachings of Czech reformer Jan Hus (c. 1369-1415).
Icarians: Connexipedia Article
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A French utopian movement, founded by Étienne Cabet, who led his followers to America where they established a group of egalitarian communes during the period from 1848 through 1898.
Indian independence movement: Connexipedia Article
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Encompasses a wide spectrum of political organizations, philosophies, and movements which had the common aim of ending British colonial authority in South Asia.
Industrial Workers of the World: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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A revolutionary industrial union founded in 1905. Wobblies were mostly unskilled, low-status migrant workers. The IWW advocated the organization of all workers into one body and supported direct actio...
Industrial Workers of the World: Connexipedia Article
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The IWW contends that all workers should be united as a class and that the wage system should be abolished. They may be best known for the Wobbly Shop model of workplace democracy, in which workers el...
International Brigades: Connexipedia Article
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Republican military units made up of many non-state-sponsored, anti-fascist, mostly socialist and communist, volunteers from different countries who traveled to Spain to fight for the Republic in the ...
International Bureau for the Revolutionary Party: Connexipedia Article
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A political international whose member organisations identify with the Italian left communist tradition.
International Communist Tendency: Connexipedia Article
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An international centralised left communist organisation formed in 1975.
International of Anarchist Federations: Connexipedia Article
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Founded during an international Anarchist conference in Carrara in 1968 by the three existing European federations of France, Italy and Spain as well as the Bulgarian federation in French exile.
International Revolutionary Marxist Centre: Connexipedia Article
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Was an international association of left-socialist parties. The member-parties rejected both mainstream social democracy and the Third International.
International Workers Association: Connexipedia Article
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An international anarcho-syndicalist federation of various labour unions from different countries.
International Working Union of Socialist Parties: Connexipedia Article
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A political international for the co-operation of socialist parties. 1921-1923.
International Workingmen's Association (The First International): Connexipedia Article
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An international socialist organization which aimed at uniting a variety of different left-wing political groups and trade union organizations that were based on the working class and class struggle.
Jewish Combat Organization: Connexipedia Article
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A World War II resistance movement which was instrumental in engineering the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
Joe Hill House: Connexipedia Article
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A Catholic Worker Movement house of hospitality in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Johnson-Forest Tendency: Connexipedia Article
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Refers to an American radical left tendency associated with Marxist theorists C.L.R. James and Raya Dunayevskaya.
Kerista: Connexipedia Article
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A religion founded in 1956 by John Peltz "Bro Jud" Presmont. Throughout much of its history, Kerista was centered on the ideals of polyfidelity (called "responsible non-monogamy") and creation of inte...
Knights of Labor: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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The major labour reform organization of the late 19th century in the United States.
Kommune Niederkaufungen: Connexipedia Article
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One of the largest intentional communities in Germany.
Landless Peoples Movement: Connexipedia Article
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An independent social movement made up of the poor and landless in South Africa formed in 2001.
Landless Workers' Movement: Connexipedia Article
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Social movement in Brazil.
League for Social Reconstruction: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Organization of left-wing intellectuals, founded 1931-32 in Montréal and Toronto.
League for Social Reconstruction: Connexipedia Article
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A circle of Canadian socialist intellectuals formed in 1931 by academics advocating radical social and economic reforms and political education.
Left-wing internationals, list of: Connexipedia Article
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This is a list of socialist, communist, and anarchist internationals. An "International" such as, the "First International", the "Second International", or the "Socialist International" may refer to a...
Levellers: Connexipedia Article
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A political movement during the English Civil Wars on the 17th century which emphasised popular sovereignty, extended suffrage, equality before the law, and religious tolerance.
Liberation News Service: Connexipedia Article
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A leftist alternative news service in the USA from 1967 to 1981.
Libertarian League: Connexipedia Article
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A name used by two American libertarian organisations during the twentieth century.
Life and Labour Commune: Connexipedia Article
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A Tolstoyan agricultural commune founded in 1921 and disbanded as a state run collective farm in 1937.
Lotta Continua: Connexipedia Article
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Italian left-wing organization.
Lowell Mill Girls: Connexipedia Article
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Female textile workers in Lowell, Massachusetts, in the 19th century.
Luddites: Connexipedia Article
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A social movement of British textile artisans in the early nineteenth century who protested - often by destroying mechanized looms - against the changes produced by the Industrial Revolution, which we...
Masterless Men of Newfoundland: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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A legendary outlaw society of men escaping press gangs, Royal Navy deserters and runaway indentured servants from Newfoundland fishing plantations.
Mattachine Society: Connexipedia Article
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One of the earliest lasting homophile organizations in the United States, founded in 1950.
Merry Pranksters: Connexipedia Article
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Group of people who formed around American author Ken Kesey in 1964 and who promoted the use of psychedelic drugs.
Mondragón Cooperative Corporation: Connexipedia Article
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A group of manufacturing, financial and retail enterprises based in the Basque Country and extended over the rest of Spain and abroad which is one of the world's largest worker cooperatives and one im...
Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam: Connexipedia Article
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A large demonstration against the United States involvement in the Vietnam War that took place across the United States on October 15, 1969.
Narmada Bachao Andolan: Connexipedia Article
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An organisation that has mobilised tribal people, adivasis, farmers, environmentalists and human rights activists against the Sardar Sarovar Dam being built across the Narmada river, Gujarat, India.
New Democratic Party: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
Whitehorn, Alan
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A social democratic party and a member of the Socialist International.
New Left: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
Kostash, Myrna
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The New Left was a loose international political movement of the 1960s
Nine-Hour Movement: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Was an international workers' attempt to secure shorter working days.
No Border Network: Connexipedia Article
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Loose associations of autonomous organisations, groups, and individuals in Western Europe, Eastern Europe and beyond. They support freedom of movement and resist human migration control by coordinatin...
Non-cooperation movement: Connexipedia Article
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A series of nationwide people's movements of nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience, led by Mahatma Gandhi and the Indian National Congress.
Norwegian resistance movement: Connexipedia Article
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Resistance to the occupation of Norway by Nazi Germany.
On to Ottawa Trek: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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In 1935, 1500 residents of federal unemployment relief camps in BC went on strike and moved by train and truck to Vancouver, spurred by angry concern for improved conditions and benefits in the camps...
One Big Union: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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In 1919 delegates from most union locals in western Canada met at the Western Labour Conference in Calgary and proclaimed support for the Bolshevik and other left-wing revolutions. They decided to con...
Peace movement: Connexipedia Article
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A social movement that seeks to achieve ideals such as the ending of a particular war (or all wars), minimize inter-human violence in a particular place or type of situation, often linked to the goal ...
Peace Movement (Canada): Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Canada has a long tradition of an active and vocal peace movement. During the late 1950s and 1960s, concern over the dangers of atmospheric testing and the debate over the presence in Canada of nucle...
Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization: Connexipedia Article
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A United States trade union which operated from 1968 until its decertification in 1981 following a strike which was broken by the Reagan Administration.
Religious Society of Friends (Quakers): Connexipedia Article
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A religious movement, whose members are known as Friends or Quakers.
Rochdale College: Connexipedia Article
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An experiment in student-run alternative education and co-operative living in Toronto, Canada. 1968-1975.
Second International: Connexipedia Article
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Organization of socialist and labour parties formed in Paris on July 14, 1889.
Shakers: Connexipedia Article
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The United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing, known as the Shakers, was a Protestant religious sect.
Situationist International: Connexipedia Article
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A group of revolutionaries, founded in 1957, which developed a radical Marxist critque of life under advanced capitalism. They suggested and experimented with the construction of situations: the setti...
Social Gospel: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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The Social Gospel was an attempt to apply Christianity to the collective ills of an industrializing society, and was a major force in Canadian religious, social and political life from the 1890s throu...
Social Gospel: Wikipedia article
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The Social Gospel movement is a Protestant Christian intellectual movement that was most prominent in the early 20th century United States and Canada. The movement applied Christian ethics to social p...
Socialisme ou Barbarie: Connexipedia Article
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A French-based radical libertarian socialist group of the post-World War II period which existed from 1948 until 1965. Socialisme ou Barbarie was critical of Leninism, rejecting the idea of a revoluti...
Socialist International: Connexipedia Article
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A worldwide organisation of democratic socialist, social democratic, socialist, and labour political parties. It was formed in 1951.
Socialist Labor Party of America: Connexipedia Article
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Party advocating "socialist industrial unionism" - a belief in a fundamental transformation of society through the combined political and industrial action of the working class organized in industrial...
Solidarity (UK): Connexipedia Article
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Libertarian socialist organisation and magazine of the same name in the United Kingdom.
Spartacus League (Spartakusbund): Connexipedia Article
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German revolutionary movement.
Spies for Peace: Connexipedia Article
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A group of anti-war activists associated with CND and the Committee of 100 who publicized government preparations for rule after a nuclear war.
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee: Connexipedia Article
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One of the principal organizations of the American Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.
Students for a Democratic Society (SDS): Connexipedia Article
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Student activist movement in the United States that was one of the main representations of the New Left. The organization developed and expanded rapidly in the mid-1960s before dissolving at its last ...
Surrealism: Connexipedia Article
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A cultural movement that began in the early 1920s.
Third International (Comintern): Connexipedia Article
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An international Communist organization founded in Moscow in March 1919, and disbanded in 1943.
Treatment Action Campaign: Connexipedia Article
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A South African AIDS activist movement.
Underground Press Syndicate: Connexipedia Article
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A network of countercultural newspapers and magazines formed in 1967 .
Underground Railroad: Connexipedia Article
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An informal network of secret routes and safe houses used by 19th century Black slaves in the United States to escape to free states and Canada with the aid of abolitionists who were sympathetic to th...
United Farmers of Alberta: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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A farmers' organization established in 1909 as an amalgamation of the Canadian Society of Equity and the Alberta Farmers' Association. The UFA was interested in rural economic, social and political is...
Urban Citizen Movements: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
Higgins, Donald
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Community groups that are often organized around concerns about land use and the way planning decisions are made in local government.
Vietnam Veterans Against the War: Connexipedia Article
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A national veterans' organization.
Waffle: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
Watkins, Mel
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A group established in 1969 as a left-wing caucus within the New Democratic Party.
Weather Underground Organization: Connexipedia Article
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An American radical left organization.
Women's Freedom League: Connexipedia Article
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An organisation in the United Kingdom which campaigned for women's suffrage and sexual equality.
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Founded 1915 in The Hague, the Netherlands, by women active in the women's suffrage movement in Europe and North America. They sought to end the war and seek ways to ensure that no more wars took plac...
Women's Labour Leagues (Canada): Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Women's Labour Leagues emerged in Canada prior to WWI. Their purpose was to defend the struggles of women workers and support the labour movement.
Women's Suffrage (Canada): Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Suffrage campaign in the late 19th century which aimed to achieve votes for all women as a democratic right.
Women's Trade Union League: Connexipedia Article
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A U.S. organization of both working class and more well-off women formed in 1903 to support the efforts of women to organize labour unions and eliminate sweatshop conditions.
Workers Film and Photo League: Connexipedia Article
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A loosely knit alliance of local organizations that provided independent visual media to people in the United States, Europe and other parts of the world.
Workers' Opposition: Connexipedia Article
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A group within the Russian Communist Party that struggled to achieve workers rights and trade union control over industry.
Workers' Opposition: Connexipedia: Entry in Encyclopedaa of Marxism Glossary of Terms
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A group within the Russian Communist Party that struggled to achieve workers rights and trade union control over industry.
Workers Unity League: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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A national trade union federation that was formed in 1929 on the initiative of the Communist Party of Canada in line with the decision of the Communist International (Comintern) in 1928 that communist...
World Social Forum: Connexipedia Article
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An annual meeting that defines itself as "an opened space - plural, diverse, non-governmental and non-partisan - that stimulates the decentralized debate, reflection, proposals building, experiences e...
World Socialist Movement: Connexipedia Article
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An international organisation of socialist parties created in 1904 with the founding of the Socialist Party of Great Britain.
Youth International Party (Yippies): Connexipedia Article
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A youth-oriented radical and countercultural offshoot of the free speech and anti-war movements of the 1960s.
Yugoslav Partisans: Connexipedia Article
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A Communist-led World War II resistance movement engaged in the fight against Axis forces and their collaborators in Yugoslavia from 1941-1945.
Zapatistas: Connexipedia Article
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Revolutionary group based in Chiapas, the southernmost, and one of the poorest, states of Mexico.
Zwiazek Organizacji Wojskowej: Connexipedia Article
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An underground resistance organization formed by Witold Pilecki at Auschwitz concentration camp in 1940.