Racism

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Connexions Library

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 ...
Activists Track Down Racist Trolls Who Thought They Were Anonymous and Brilliantly Embarrass Them: A Brazilian group is turning racist social media messages into signs everyone can see.
Holloway, Kali
Article
2015
Recently, the Cleveland Plain Dealer announced it had turned off comments on stories about Tamir Rice because "just about every piece we published about Tamir immediately became a cesspool of hateful,...
Alternative Press Annual 1983, The
Case, Patricia (ed)
Book
1984
Alternative Press Annual 1984, The
Case, Patricia (ed)
Book
The American Crucible: Slavery, Emancipation and Human Rights
Blackburn, Robin
Book
2009
Robin Blackburn, an acclaimed historian of slavery, discusses the emergence of anti-slavery ideas and the important events that paved the way for abolitionist movements.
American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America
Hedges, Chris
Book
2006
Hedges examines the Christian Right's origins, its driving motivation and its dark ideological underpinnings, with interviews and coverage of events such as pro-life rallies and weeklong classes on co...
American Methods: Torture and the Logic of Domination
Williams, Kristian
Book
2006
A damning audit of the US record in underwriting human rights violations around the globe and at home, and about the centrality of rape, racism, and conquest to both the state and US national culture.
American White Separatist Finds Shared Values with Israel
Sheen, David
Article
2015
If America and Israel have "shared values," as their elected leaders often claim, then how can so many Americans reject ethnocracy in their own country, but support what is happening inside Israel?
The Anatomy of A Rebellion: Against The Current vol. 84
Ortiz, Paul
Article
2000
The first time I traveled to Los Angeles with a comrade of mine in the labor movement, I had one of those sharp educational experiences that cannot be replicated in the classroom.
The Anatomy of Racism: Canadian Dimensions
Hughes, Davis R. and Kallen, Evelyn
Book
1974
Militant Native protests, racist responses to third world immigration, relations between French and English are discussed in the context of racial scapegoating in a time of economic recession, and the...
Another World is Possible: Globalization and Anti-capitalism
McNally, David
Book
2002
A call-to-arms for progressive activists. McNally argues that capitalism is synonymous with imperialism and fundamentally incompatible with democracy.
Anti-Semitism and the Beirut Pogrom
Perlman, Fredy
Article
1983
Fredy Perlman tells how encounters with racism in Central Europe, Bolivia and the U.S. heightened his perception and prepared him to denounce "American cheerleaders of Israel." He is astounded that po...
Arizona's Racial Profiling Push: Against The Current vol. 147
Miah, Malik
Article
2010
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is quick to blame the federal government for the economic and social ills of her state. Responding to a growing movement to boycott Arizona for its new “show me your papers...
Assata: An Autobiography
Shakur, Assata
Book
1989
On May 2, 1973, Black Panther Assata Shakur, aka Joanne Chesimard, lay in the hospital, close to death, handcuffed to her bed while local, state and federal police attempted to question her about the ...
Before Color Prejudice: The Ancient Views of Blacks
Snowden, Frank
Book
1991
In this richly-illustrated account of black-white contacts from the Pharaohs to the Caesars, Frank M. Snowden demonstrates that the ancients did not discriminate against blacks because of their colour...
Behind the Confederate Flag Controversy: The Unfinished Civil War: Against The Current vol. 85
Miah, Malik
Article
2000
Some 50,000 people, ninety percent African Americans, marched in Columbia, South Carolina, on January 17, the federal holiday honoring the great civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. The march p...
Being African in India: 'We are seen as demons'
Andre, Aletta
Article
2016
After a year in India, Zaharaddeen Muhammed, 27, knows enough Hindi to understand what bander means. Monkey. But it isn't even the daily derogatory comments that make him doubt his decision to swap hi...
The Best of Enemies: Race and Redemption in the New South
Davidson, Osha Gray
Book
2007
The story of how C.P. Ellis, a member of the Ku Klux Klan, and Ann Atwater, an African American civil rights activist, overcame racial divisions to forge a strong friendship.
The Best of The Nation: Selections from the Independent Magazine of Politics and Culture
Navasky, Victor; Heavel, Katrina Vanden
Book
2000
An anthology of articles from The Nation.
Beyond Black and White: Transforming African-American Politics
Marable, Manning
Book
1995
Marable argues for a new "transformationalist" approach in which there is an emergence of a new black cultural identity which also includes all the poor and exploited in united struggle against oppres...
The Big Lie at the Heart of the Myth of the Creation of Israel: An Interview with Lia Tarachansky
Valentine, Douglas
Article
2015
Lia Tarachansky's heart-wrenching documentary, On the Side of the Road, reveals the Big Lie at the heart of the myth of the creation of Israel.
Bigotry vs. Black Lives, Muslims, Immigrants
Miah, Malik
Article
2016
Donald Trump and other Republican presidential candidates use hate and fear of these "others." Could this strategy win the 2016 presidency?
The Bizarre Compulsion of Black Men to "Reach for their Waistbands": Waistband-Reaching Syndrome Could Get You Killed
Eskow, John
Article
2014
If police accounts are to be believed, there is a bizarre urge among young, unarmed black men to provoke their own murder by "reaching for their waistbands" when cops are aiming service revolvers at t...
Black Like Me
Griffin, John Howard
Book
1960
Black or White? The origins of racism: New Internationalist March 1985
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1985
A discussion of racism as a white problem, including articles on South Africa, New Zealand, mixed-race families and multi-culturalism. The issue looks back at the history of racism, and to the future ...
Blood and Belonging: Journey into the New Nationalism
Ignatieff, Michael
Book
1993
Essays on nationalism in Serbia, Croatia, Germany, Ukraine, Quebec, Kurdistan, and Northern Ireland.
Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story
De Felitta, Raymond
Film/Video
2012
In 1965, African-American waiter Booker Wright spoke out in a television documentary, outraging many white Southerners and resulting in his murder. Years later, the filmmaker's son returns to examine...
Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community
Putnam, Robert D.
Book
2000
Bowling Alone documents the rise and fall of community activity in the twentieth century in the United States and the social changes this reflects. It offers all the evidence, the confirmatory and the...
Building a Solidarity City
Article
2013
A Solidarity City is the creation of a community that rejects a system that engenders poverty and anguish, not solely for immigrants and refugees, but also for other Montrealers confronting these same...
Calling All Radicals: How Grassroots Organizers Can Help Save Our Democracy
Thompson, Gabriel
Book
2007
Thompson argues that we can reclaim our democracy through grassroots organizing.
Canada Since 1960: A People's History: A Left Perspective on 50 Years of Politics, Economics and Culture
Gonick, By (ed.)
Book
2016
An account of the most important developments in Canadian history from the 1960s to today, seen through the eyes of Canadian Dimension magazine.
Canada's 1960s: The Ironies of Identity in a Rebellious Era
Palmer, Bryan D.
Book
2008
A history of social movements of the 1960s, including Canada’s student and anti-war movements, the rise of women’s liberation, labour agitation, and Quebec’s independence movement.
Canada's Pro-Israel Zealots: Racist at Its Core
Engler, Yves
Article
2014
From a left-wing community once at the forefront of struggles against racism, unconditional support for Israel has turned a significant proportion of Toronto Jews into promoters of hatred against "Ara...
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.
Canadian Policy Towards Southern Africa:: An Ecunemical Concensus Paper
Article
1976
Paper presented to government officials detailing position on racial oppression in S. Africa.
Capital Crimes of Fashion: Stitched Up: The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion (Book Review)
McClear, Sheila
Article
2015
Book Review of Tansy E. Hoskins' Stitched Up: The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion.
The Case for Socialism
Maass, Alan
Book
2005
An argument for socialism: a society built from the bottom up through the struggles of ordinary people against exploitation, oppression, and injustice -- one in which people come before profit. A soci...
The Catastrophic International Consequences of the Capitulation of Syriza and the Criminal Responsibility of Mr. Tsipras
Mitralias, Yorgos
Article
2015
Syriza's betrayal comes at a very critical historical moment, when the racist extreme right is advancing almost everywhere in our continent, which already makes immediate and direct the threat that ma...
The changing meaning of race
Malik, Kenan
Article
2011
If the proverbial anthropologist from Mars were to land in Britain today, he would probably regard us as schizophrenics when it comes to the question of race. He would find a population within which t...
Chasing a Mirage: The Tragic Illusion of an Islamic State
Fatah, Tarek
Book
2008
According to Tarek Fatah, "Morality is doing what is right, regardless what we are told; Religious dogma is doing what we are told, no matter what is right." Fatah argues that since Islam's advent, th...
Church Presentation to the Annual Meetings of Three Canadian Banks: Re: Loans to South Africa
Article
1976
A statement questioning the morality of loaning money to a racist South African government.
The 'Civic Death' of Dominicans of Haitian Descent
Mendes-Franco, Janine
Article
2015
Imagine being born in a country and then being told you have no rights as a citizen; that you're not wanted there. That is exactly what has been happening to Dominicans of Haitian descent.
'Civilising' the 'Blacks'; Why Britain needs to Maintain Her African Possessions
James, C.L.R.
Article
1936
Africans must win their own freedom. Nobody will win it for them. They need co-operation, but that co-operation must be with the revolutionary movement in Europe and Asia. There is no other way out. E...
Class and Colour in South Africa 1850-1950
Simons, H.J.; Simons, R.E.
Book
1969
A historical and sociological overview which provides a critical analysis of the Labour and National movements in South Africa and explores how and why the white working class traded its socialist pri...
Clinton Manipulates Language of Intersectionality to Preserve Support from Minority Voters
Chibber, Vivek; Kalek, Rania; Gosztola, Kevin
Article
2016
The presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton has been a master class in how to divorce economic issues from issues of race and gender by pushing the language of "intersectionality," which enables the ...
CLR James, Frantz Fanon And The Meaning of Liberation
Malik, Kenan
Article
2012
A look at the Haitan Revolution and its place in history.
Color of Violence : The INCITE! Anthology
INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence (ed.)
Book
2006
An anthology of critical writings demanding that we address violence against women of color in all its forms, including interpersonal violence, such as sexual and domestic violence, and state violence...
Combatting Racism in the Workplace: A Course for Workers
Thomas, Barb; Novogrodsky, Charles
Book
1983
With the ultimate aim of combatting racism within the labour movement, the Cross Cultural Communication Centre, under the auspices of the Humber Collage for Labour Studies, ran a ten-week, 30 hour pil...
Combatting Racism in the Workplace Readings Kit
Thomas, Barb; Novogrodsky, Charles
Book
1983
Readings and case studies on fighting racism.
Coming Home to the Struggle: Against The Current vol. 134
Thompson, Wendy
Article
2008
I became a political activist at the age of 12, when I marched for open housing in Evanston, Illinois. We lived next to the Black community in Evanston; African-American students made up 40% of my gra...
Common Sense for Hard Times: The Power of the Powerless to Cope with Everyday life and Transform Society in The Nineteen Seventies
Brecher, Jeremy; Costello, Tim
Book
1976
Presents a vision of society as it is and as it could be. Putting the problems of contemporary daily life in historical perspective, it reveals that they have their roots in the way our society is org...
Complicating "White Privilege": Class, Race and Images of Wilma
Gorski, Paul C.
Article
2011
The most heavy-handedly enforced rule, and the one we, in the white privilege brigade, still seem determined to protect with the greatest earnestness, dictates that Nobody shall, during a conversation...
Connexions: Volume 3, Number 5 - September 1978
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1978
Connexions: Volume 7, Number 1 - March 1982
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1982
Connexions Library: Race, Racism, Ethnicity, Multiculturalism Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on race, racism, ethnicity, multiculturalism, identity.
Convict Labor in America: Book review
Ortiz, Paul
Article
1998
Convict labour, like antebellum slavery, was an American way of life, a cultural practice that tied northern capitalists, plantation owners, university-trained social reformers, federal officials and ...
The CPCCA should be reconfigured to combat racism against all peoples
Shannon, Harry
Article
2010
Confronted with evidence of a decline in anti-Semitism, Irwin Cotler creatively claims that it is anti-Semitic to accuse Israel of apartheid. Since this accusation seems to be growing and is being pro...
Crime and Punishment in America: Why the Solutions to America's Most Stubborn Social Crisis Have Not Worked... and What Will
Currie, Elliott
Book
1998
Currie explores why being 'tough on crime' will only serve to exacerbate the problem.
The Crisis of Color and Democracy
Marable, Manning
Book
1992
Essays attacking racist sterotypes and cynical arguments which America's national leaders use to obscure both the roots of today's social problems and their solutions.
Defeat of Reconstruction and the Betrayal of Black Freedom Part Two
Wilde, Alan
Article
2014
During Reconstruction, black people fought to assert their American-ness. Throughout the South, it was blacks and their allies who would march, parade and celebrate the Fourth of July, but not out of ...
Demonizing the Victims of Katrina: Coverage painted hurricane survivors as looters, snipers and rapists
Yassin, Jaime Omar
Article
2005
Hurricane Katrina led many media reporters and commentators to reveal themselves and their deep-seated prejudices.
Detecting Prejudice
Article
1978
This handbook was designed by teachers and students for use at the senior elementary and junior secondary level.
Detroit Politics Embroiled: Against The Current vol. 134
Finkel, David
Article
2008
Detroit is a city entangled in a chain of interlocking crises, all the way from the world economic crisis, to deindustrialization in America, down to the regional and local levels of the housing marke...
Dialogue on racism
Film/Video
1990
Disenfranchisement as Political Repression
Macaray, David
Article
2010
In the U.S., if you're caught boosting cars, robbing liquor stores, or attempting to escape reality by injecting heroin into your veins, you not only go to jail, but you lose your right to vote. And ...
Do Indian Lives Matter? Police Violence Against Native Americans
Loevy, Debra
Article
2015
With all our talk about police violence aimed at poor and minority communities, we have yet to talk about the group most likely to be killed by law enforcement: Native Americans. Native American men ...
Dominican Republic to be 'Socially Cleaned' in two days
gjohnsit
Article
2015
In two days about a quarter of a million people will be made stateless. They will have no homes, no passports, and no civil rights. There are several reasons for this, but the primary reason is racism...
Drugs, Race & the Gulag Industry: Against The Current vol. 153
Kilgore, James
Article
2011
Across the country corrections department officials and captains of the incarceration industry are in crisis. Though the nation’s over bloated prison system is far from breaking, the halcyon days of p...
Easily Led: A History of Propaganda
Thomson, Oliver
Book
1999
From Ancient Sumer to modern Poland, Thomson traces the use of propaganda and its influence on human events.
The Elephant in the Room: Against The Current vol. 136
Miah, Malik
Article
2008
Much of the world is fascinated by the U.S. presidential election. The main reason is that the country may be ready to do something that most developed countries wouldn’t consider: electing a represen...
Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movements: A Radical Democratic Vision
Ransby, Barbara
Book
2003
An insightful biography on one of the leading organizers of the American civil rights movement.
The Enemy of Nature: The End of Capitalism or the End of the World?
Kovel, Joel
Book
2002
We live in and from nature, but the way we have evolved of doing this is about to destroy you. Capitalism and its by-products -- imperialism, war, neoliberal globalization, racism, poverty, and the de...
Environmental racism in the US - black communities fight for justice
Ross, Heather Kathryn
Article
2015
Landfill sites, giant hog farms, incinerators and other 'bad neighbor' industries in the US tend to be situated in African American communities. The Environmental Protection Agency is legally obliged ...
European Unification Divides Europeans: How Forcing People Together Tears Them Apart
Johnstone, Diana
Article
2016
Unification of Europe has brought about radical new divisions within Europe. The most significant split is between the people and their political leaders.
The Everyday Activist: 365 Ways to Change the World
Horton, Michael
Book
2006
A positive, practical guide to healing the world - one day at a time. Packed with ideas and facts from leading campaign organizations, this handbook shows how the smallest actions can make a differenc...
The Expo Files: Articles by the Crusading Journalist
Larsson, Stieg
Book
2012
Collected here for the first time are Stieg Larsson's essays and articles on right-wing extremism and racism, on violence against women and women's rights, on homophobia and honour killings.
Exterminate All The Brutes: One Man's Odyssey Into the Heart of Darkness and the Origins of European Genocide
Lindqvist, Sven
Book
1992
Lindqvist explores European imperialism and explains how and why racism, exploitation and extermination were policies of European colonial administrations.
Facing West: the Metaphysics of Indian-Hating and Empire Building
Drinnon, Richard
Book
1997
From John Endicott's war on the Niantics and Pequots, to the horrors of the My Lai massacre, Drinnon illustrates how Indian-hating in the Americas became a national pastime, and how that same hate was...
Failing the Trump Test: Cops for Fascism
Ramsey, Joseph G.
Article
2015
Donald Trump just picked up his latest big endorsement: from the New England Policeman’s Benevolent Association, “the fastest-growing law enforcement organization in the northeastern United States” (a...
False Prophets of Peace: Liberal Zionism and the Struggle for Palestine
Honig-Parnass, Tikva
Book
2011
Honig-Parnass unearths the central role played by the Israeli Left in laying the foundation for the colonial settler project and its campaign of dispossession.
Feeling Racism
Trimble, Charles
Article
2009
I have found that when a person has faced racism and discrimination, he can never forget it, it stays with him always. Seeing my mother treated with such disrespect and rudeness, only because of her r...
Fighting Lynch Laws in America: Against The Current vol. 143
Meyer, Gerald
Article
2009
Rebecca Hill’s ambitious book highlights a major theme of American radical history. It brings together the history of labor defense campaigns with the concurrent movement to prevent the lynching of Af...
For Black Liberation Through Socialist Revolution! Part Two: How the Liberals and Reformists Derailed the Struggle for Integration
Alexander, Don
Article
2004
There is a lot of talk today about multiculturalism, diversity, whiteness and "racialized subjects" and other liberal jargon that essentially attempts to erase the centrality of anti-black racism and ...
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.
For true liberation, Black Lives Matter is not enough
Williams, Douglas
Article
2015
A movement that held true to a goal of liberation would challenge the fundamental assumptions of social, economic, and political organization under capitalism.
Forced Passages: Imprisoned Radical Intellectuals and the U.S. Prison Regime
Rodriguez, Dylan
Book
2005
The dramatic rise and consolidation of America's prison system has devastated lives and communities, but it has also transformed prisons into sites of political discourse and resistance, as they have ...
40 Reasons Our Jails and Prisons Are Full of Black and Poor People: It's Not Just About Crime!
Quigley, Bill
Article
2015
Quigley provides a list of reasons why the majority of prisoners in US jails are Black and poor people.
Freedom Summer, 1964: An Overview
Oppenheimer, Marty
Article
2014
Oppenheimer provides a historical overview of the events leading up to and surrounding the 1964 Freedom Summer, when organizers worked to register Black voters in segregationist Deep South in the Unit...
Freedom Summer Remembered : Interview with Walter Kaufmann
Finkel, David
Article
2014
Finkel interviews retired community college teacher Walter Kaufmann about his experiences in the Freedom Summer project and teaching in the Freedom Schools.
From Jenner to Dolezal: One Trans Good, the Other Not So Much
Reed, Adolph Jr.
Article
2015
As is ever clearer and ever more important to note, race politics is not an alternative to class politics; it is a class politics, the politics of the left-wing of neoliberalism. It is the expression ...
Gaza Crisis: Far-Right Israelis Chant 'There's No School Tomorrow, There's No Children Left in Gaza!'
Moore, Jack
Article
2014
Right-wing Israelis have been filmed chanting "There's no children left there [in Gaza]" and "Gaza is a cemetery" in celebration of their military's attacks on Gaza.
"Gaza is a graveyard," sing joyful Israeli youths
Abunimah, Ali
Film/Video
2014
This video shows an Israeli mob actually singing in celebration of children’s deaths in the style of a soccer fans’ song: “In Gaza there’s no studying, No children are left there, Olé, olé, olé-olé-ol...
Going up the River: Travels in a Prison Nation
Hallinan, Joseph T.
Book
2001
On the prisons in America, their unprofitable nature, and their ineffectiveness. Hallinan also explores the workings of mostly-white towns that host prisons of predominately black inmates.
Good Girls, Bad Girls: Sex Trade Workers and Feminists Face to Face
Bell Laurie
Book
1987
Looks into issues like racism in pornography, reclamation of the label "whore," the concerns surrounding censorship and the myths and stereotypes that have made sex trade workers outcasts.
Greece's Fascist Threat
Fox-Hodess, Katy
Article
2013
The increasingly bold Golden Dawn party has precipitated a political crisis in Athens whose resolution is far from certain. Golden Dawn, the largest fascist party in Europe and the third largest party...
The Grim Reaping: Patterns of Racism in the Prairie Region
Haverlock, Bob
Article
1978
The text of an address given originally at the institute for Christian Life in Canada. It discusses the ways in which racism is embedded in the politcal economy of the Canadian praries.
The Gulf Within: Canadian Arabs, Racism, & The Gulf War
Kashmeri, Zuhair
Book
The Gulf Within documents the experiences of Arab and Muslim Canadians during the Gulf War. It's about the subtle and not-so-subtle anger and distrust other Canadians and institutions demonstrated tow...
Hirson, Baruch - Writings - Index
Hirson, Baruch
Article
Writings of Baruch Hirson (1921-1999).
The History of Costa Rica
Molina, Ivan; Palmer, Steven
Book
1998
An overview of Costa Rican history with an emphasis on how Costa Ricans have been able to make their own history, "though they do not make it just as they choose."
A History of the Jews - Ancient and Modern
Halevi, Ilan
Book
1987
Starting from a political interpretation of the period when judges, kings and prophets held sway over Israel and Judah, Ilan Halevi traces the evolution of the Jewish identity through its numerous sta...
Hospital pays compensation over 'racism' death
McVeigh, Karen
Article
2010
Harinder Veriah's death helped to expose an ugly truth in Hong Kong: that racism is a serious problem. A report "Hong Kong's big dirty little secret" acknowledged that racism was so ingrained that der...
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.
How Israel Abuses Africans
Blue Pilgrimage
Film/Video
2012
Part 2 of 3 - interview with community activist Rami Gudovitch about state-sponsored Israeli racism towards non-Jewish Africah asylum-seekers.
How Israel Covers Up Its Ugly Racial Holy War
Sheen, David
Article
2015
As the incitement to violence by Israeli leaders ramped up, so did racist attacks by Israeli citizens.
How (Not) to Challenge Racist Violence
Chomsky, Aviva
Article
2017
As white nationalism and the so-called "alt-Right" have gained prominence in the Trump era, a bipartisan reaction has coalesced to challenge these ideologies. But much of this bipartisan coalition foc...
How to Deal with a Racist Incident
Article
1977
Pamphlet prepared to help people act rationally, safely, and sensibly in the face of racist and discriminatory incidents.
Human Rights in Canada: A Focus on Racism
Hill, Daniel G.
Article
1977
A look at the history of discrimination in Canada and suggestion on how to improve the current situation.
I Have Lived Here Since the World Began: An Illustrated History of Canada's Native People
Ray, Arthur J.
Book
1996
Ray shows that Native culture played an important -- and largely unrecognized -- part in Canada's economic development. Rather than being "civilized" by European explorers, the indigenous people were ...
The I.F. Stone's Weekly Reader
Stone, I.F.
Book
1973
An anthology of 20 years of journalism by independent journalists I.F. Stone.
Immigration and Racial Bias
Miah, Malik
Unclassified
2013
The immigrant debate, once again at the center of U.S. politics, was accelerated by the success of president Obama winning more than 70% of the Latino and Asian vote in the 2012 elections. Republican ...
In a Time of Torment
Stone, I.F.
Book
1968
Independent journalist I.F. Stone on the events and issues of the 1960s.
Inhuman Bondage
Davis, David Brion
Book
2008
Looks at slavery in the American South, desribing black slaveholding planters, the rise of the Cotton Kingdom, the daily life of ordinary slaves, the highly destructive slave trade, the sexual exploit...
Inspired by Injustice: Scottsboro in History: Against The Current vol. 144
Mullen, Bill V.
Article
2010
“In many respects this is an archival project,” writes James A. Miller, Chair of the American Studies Department at George Washington University, at the end of his introduction to Remembering Scottsbo...
Introduction to Social Revolution
Article
1976
A Short Introduction to Social Revolutionary Politics, with short articles on ""Capitalism," "War," "State Capitalism," "National Liberation and Imperialism," "Racism," "Sex Roles," "Education," and "...
The Invention of the White Race: Volume One: Racial Oppression and Social Control
Allen, Theodore W
Book
1994
One of the great contributions of Allen's study is a complete debunking of the myth that race and skin colour are the same thing.
The Invisible Empire: Racism in Canada
Cannon, Margaret
Book
1995
Cannon asks how can a tolerant nation like Canada be racist? Several incidents are documented in regard to minorities, employment, the justice system, and immigrants from Third World countries.
Is Israel an Apartheid State?: Rhetoric or Reality? Summary of a Legal Study by the Human Sciences Research council of South Africa
Article
2010
Do Israel's practices in occupied Palestinian territory, namely the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza, amount to the crimes of colonialism and apartheid under international law?
Is there a White Skin Privilege?
Mullen, Bill
Article
2013
The idea that all whites are privileged at the expense of Blacks is popular on the left -- but Bill Mullen makes the case that Marxism offers a better understanding of racism.
Israel/Palestine: Resources for peace, justice, and human rights
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Website
2006
A selection of resources for those looking for a solution to the situation in Isreal/Palestine based on peace, justice, and human rights.
Israeli Apartheid: A Beginner's Guide
White, Ben
Book
2009
A readable introduction to the history and practice of apartheid in Israel.
Israeli Apartheid and Terrorism
Herman, Edward S.
Article
1994
If Jews in France were required to carry identification cards designating them Jews, could not acquire land or buy or rent homes in most of the country, were not eligible for service in the armed forc...
Israeli calls for Palestinian blood ring at fever pitch
Sheen, David
Article
2014
Concerned humanists may have hoped that when a group of Jewish Israelis confessed to kidnapping and killing Muhammad Abu Khudair, a Palestinian teenager in Jerusalem — forcing him to drink gasoline an...
Israelis Shoot Motionless Arab Woman - Video
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2015
In the age of phone cameras, we have become increasingly used to photos and videos of Palestinians in the West Bank being shot by soldiers in unjustifiable circumstances.
Israel's anti-African dragnet tightens
Sheen, David
Article
2014
The past year saw some of the most ruthless Israeli attacks on Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza since the territories were occupied in 1967. Israeli political leaders incited violence against Pa...
Israel's Gaza backlash targets Arab minority
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2014
Israel's large Palestinian minority is facing an unprecedented backlash of incitement and violent reprisals as Israeli Jews rally behind the current military operations in Gaza, human rights groups an...
Israel's New Racism: The Persecution of African Migrants in the Holy Land
The Nation
Film/Video
2013
About 60,000 African migrants have arrived in Israel since 2006, fleeing unrest in their home countries. But upon arrival in the ostensibly democratic country, the migrants have faced intense persecut...
Israel's racist elections
Article
2015
I didn’t expect any good from the elections to the Israeli Knesset. Its results are decided a priori by the definition of the voters’ register.
Israel's Struggle Within: Against The Current vol. 113
Finkel, David
Article
2004
ATC interviews Uri Davis.
Israel's War on Africans
Blue Pilgrimage
Film/Video
2014
72-minute slideshow about Israel's treatment of non-Jewish African asylum-seekers, given at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada on March 9, 2014.
The Jericho `98 March: Amnesty and Freedom for All Political Prisoners
Bloom, Steve
Article
1998
Pushing for justice and freedom for political prisoners in the United States.
Jewish Canadians Concerned About Suppression of Criticism of Israel
Article
2009
We are Jewish Canadians concerned about all expressions of racism, anti-Semitism, and social injustice. We believe that the Holocaust legacy "Never again" means never again for all peoples. It is a tr...
Jim Crow laws: Connexipedia Article
Article
Were state and local laws in the United States enacted between 1876 and 1965.
Keep Out: The case for open borders: New Internationalist October 2002 - #350
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2002
A look at refugees and the challenges they face. Discussion of how the refugee experience differs in different parts of the world.
Kicked a Cadillac (Dented a Daimler)
Faiers, Chris
Article
Poem.
Kill a Black Kid and Get Rich: An American Disgrace
Caccioppoli, Mike
Article
2014
This is America folks. Where you can kill a black kid and justified or not (NOT!) you will then become a millionaire through interviews and book deals and film rights. This is your capitalist system a...
The limits of anti-racism
Reed, Adolph J.
Article
2009
The contemporary discourse of 'antiracism' is focused much more on taxonomy than politics. It emphasizes the name by which we should call some strains of inequality -- whether they should be broadly r...
Little Rock Central High School: Connexipedia Article
Article
The site of forced school desegregation during the American Civil Rights Movement.
Live From Death Row
Abu-Jamal, Mumia
Book
1995
A collection of prison writing by Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was sentenced to death in 1982 for the murder of a police officer after a dubious trial.
Lock 'Em Up: The Prison State
Yates, Michael
Article
2010
Without a doubt, most of those enmeshed in the (in)justice system are not dangers to society and would not have been in it at all in a society that wasn't so racist and so shot through with every kind...
Lockdown America: Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis
Parenti, Christian
Book
1999
Why is criminal justice so central to American politics? Lockdown America not only documents the horrors and absurdities of militarized policing, prisons, a fortified border, and the federalization of...
Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror
Article
2015
A report documenting the lynching of millions of African Americans from the Civil War until the Second World War. The work maintains that America's legacy of racial terror must be more fully addressed...
The Making of Jericho Road: Against The Current vol. 132
Williams, Charles
Article
2008
An interview with Michael Honey. The paperback edition of Michael Honey’s Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King’s Last Campaign is released this January 2008.
The Making of New World Slavery: From the Baroque to the Modern 1492-1800
Blackburn, Robin
Book
1997
Traces the development of slavery in the new world, with its origins in trade and business enterprise.
Malcolm X Speaks
X. Malcolm; edited and with prefatory notes by George Breitman
Book
1965
A series of speeches, seminars and press conferences given by Malcolm X during the last years of his life in 1964 and early 1965.
Malik, Kenan: Connexipedia Article
Article
Writer, lecturer and broadcaster. (Born 1962).
Manoeuvres from above, movements from below: Greece under Tsipras
Jenkins, Gareth; Karayianni, Despina
Article
2015
The Syriza left is at a crossroads. For all the belief that Syriza is a different kind of party, one that transcends the division between reform and revolution and therefore should be the home for the...
A Marxist History of the World part 43: Colonies, slavery, and racism
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2011
Capitalist contradictions were most evident in the 18th century, when the wealth of the merchant-capitalist class of Britain’s port-cities was contrasted with the untold human misery of the slaves, ra...
A Marxist History of the World part 89: 1941-1945: barbarism in a world gone mad
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
The Second World War was characterised by primeval savagery. Nazi Germany, Stalinist Russia and Militarist Japan waged war with unprecedented brutality, but the ‘democracies’ also committed terrible w...
Mass Incarceration and Black Oppression in America: The New Jim Crow and Liberal Reformism
Article
2012
The singular focus on mass incarceration as the embodiment of racial oppression has a purpose: it poses the fight for black freedom as a matter of "dismantling" that system, much as the civil rights m...
Mass Murder at Colfax, The Bloody Death of Reconstruction: Against The Current vol. 144
Caldwell, Robert
Article
2010
On April 13, 1873, white supremacists laid siege to a Black Republican stronghold in rural north Louisiana, brutally slaying freedmen and altering the course of the United States. The Colfax massacre ...
Men's Work: How to Stop the Violence that Tears Our Lives Apart
Kivel, Paul
Book
1992
Helps men understand the spectrum of male violence and contains helpful exercises so they can make alternatives to violence.
Migration and Morality
Malik, Kenan
Article
2013
Paul Collier's book Exodus has been welcomed as a humane and rational intervention in an often toxic debate. It seems to tell us more about the character of the contemporary immigration debate than i...
Mississippi Family Faces Jail Time for Cheering at High School Graduation
Thompson, Juan
Article
2015
When Ursula Miller attended her niece's high school graduation from Senatobia High School in northwestern Mississippi last month, she didn't expect to leave with an arrest warrant. But in a prime exam...
Missouri's Legacy of Violent Racism: Quantrill's Raiders Come to Ferguson
Jacobs, Ron
Article
2014
What is clear about the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri is that the cop murdered Michael Brown pretty much in cold blood. What is also clear is that if Michael Brown was a suspect in thi...
Moral Appeals Aren't Enough
Kelley, Robin D. G.
Article
2015
The wonderful thing about Black Lives Matter is that they're saying you cannot use moral suasion to win this. You've got to disrupt, and make sure that things don't work in order to make the demand fo...
More Than a Few Rogue Cops: the Disturbing History of Police in Schools
Henerson, Mary Anne; Platt, Brian
Article
2016
Another week, another video of police abuse surfaces. This time the video shows San Antonio school resource officer Joshua Kehm body-slamming 12-year-old Rhodes Middle School student Janissa Valdez. V...
The Movement Comes to Jena: Against The Current vol. 131
Dubinsky, Joanna
Article
2007
The humid air felt electric as the sun ascended over the hundreds of buses idling a 20-mile stretch of Louisiana Route 49, the gateway to the rural hometown of the Jena 6. It was 6 AM, September 20, 2...
Multiculturalism or World Culture?: On a "Left"-Wing Response to Contemporary Social Breakdown
Goldner, Loren
Article
1991
Post-modernists are profoundly bored by any questions of economics and technology which cannot be connected to cultural differences. The implicit agenda of the multiculturalists is to present the valu...
My Journey from Racism: And how we can best end it
Balkwill, Jack
Article
2015
A white individual's experience of racism growing up in America in the 1940's and 1950's.
Nature Heals: The Psychological Essays of Paul Goodman
Goodman, Paul; ed. by Taylor Stoehr
Book
1979
Adolescent sexuality, the nature of aggression, ethics, Freud, the psychology of artists, Reich, homosexuality -- large, important, and controversial issues like these fascinated Paul Goodman, and in ...
The Nature of Police, the Role of the Left: Learning From Ferguson
Gelderloos, Peter
Article
2014
Iit would be hard to deny that the police are a racist institution par excellence. They kill young Black, Latino, and Native people at a disproportionately higher rate than white youth, and the instit...
The Nazi Connection: Eugenics, American Racism, and German National Socialism
Kuhl, Stefan
Book
This book shows the eugenic/racist connections between Nazi Germany and the US. Responsibility for the holocaust extends beyond Germany.
Nelson Mandela: The Struggle Is My Life
Book
1990
This is an updated account of Nelson Mandela's speeches and political writings from both his days as leader of the African Congress Youth League in 1944 to his release from prison in 1990. The excerpt...
Neoliberalism and the New Lynching
Brown, Michael
Article
2015
I don't think it's a coincidence that they would raise mass Black and Brown incarceration as being a counterinsurgency tactic. I think we've seen that out there on the streets, out there in Baltimore ...
Neo-Racism in the Southwest: The (Mis)education of the Coming Majority
Mariscal, Jorge
Article
2012
What is taking place in southern Arizona deserves our attention as the most fanatical episode in the war against public education.
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
Alexander, Michelle
Book
2010
Argues that Jim Crow and legal racial segregation have been replaced by mass race-based incarceration as a system of social control.
The New Jim Crow: A talk
Alexander, Michelle
Article
2010
Nothing short of a broad-based social movement can address this problem. Such a movement has to be multi-racial: Latinos and women, especially women of color, are the fastest growing segment of the pr...
A New Way of Life and the New Underground Railroad: Making a Break for Freedom During the Era of Mass Incarceration
Moore-Backman, Chris
Article
2014
This radio documentary is the third segment in Truthout's serialization of Chris Moore-Backman's Bringing Down the New Jim Crow based on Michelle Alexander's book of the same name. The series explores...
Occupation, Colonialism, Apartheid?: A re-assessment of Israel's practicies in the occupied Palestinian territories under international law
The Middle East Project, Democracy and Governance Program
Article
2009
A study of the Israel-Palestine situation from the standpoint of international law.
Of National Lies and Racial America: Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama and the Unacceptability of Truth
Wise, Tim
Article
2008
To some, the horror of 9/11 was not new. To some it was not on that day that "everything changed." To some, everything changed four hundred years ago, when that first ship landed at what would become ...
On Roediger's Wages of Whiteness
Allen, Theodore, W.
Article
2002
An extended discussion and critique of David Roediger's book Wages of Whiteness. Allen writes: "David Roediger's Wages of Whiteness, because of its almost universal acceptance for use in colleges and ...
150 Years Since the Emancipation Proclamation: Finish the Civil War!
Article
2013
The Emancipation Proclamation was a pledge, a promise. It only freed slaves in areas that were not yet controlled by Union armies, true enough. But in that sense it was like the Declaration of Indepen...
Organizing that Changed Mississippi: Book Review of Salter Jr.'s "Jackson Mississippi" and Moody's "Coming of Age in Mississippi"
Chandler, Bill
Article
2014
A review of two books about the Mississippi's civil rights movement in 1965 from the perspectives of an African-American female student and a Native American male professor.
Organizing to Stop Police Brutality in Riverside, California: Organizing for Accountability: Against The Current vol. 83
Feeley, Dianne; Finkel, David
Article
1999
interview with Chani Beeman. Chani Beeman is co-chair of the Riverside Coalition for Police Accountability, whose principles and mission statement can be found at their website (www.ucr. edu/ethnomus/...
The origins of racism
Prasad, Yuri
Article
2011
Racism is so embedded in our society that many people assume it has always existed. But, says Yuri Prasad, it is really a modern phenomenon that developed with capitalism.
The Other Side of Israel: My Journey Across the Jewish/Arab Divide
Nathan, Susan
Book
2005
Explores the unequal treatment of Palestinians living in Israel as "citizens", but as second-class citizens in a theocratic state that discriminates against Arabs in many ways.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 20, 2016: Connexions Enters Its Fifth Decade
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
This issue of Connexions Other Voices falls on the 40th anniversary of the publication of the very first Connexions newsletter, which was published in February 1976. That first issue carried the title...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 12, 2017
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
Class conflict - first and foremost, the relationship between the capitalist class and the working class -- is the fundamental contradiction that defines capitalist society. Class is a reality which s...
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...
Our Movement Is Global: an interview with Alice Ragland
Ragland, Alice
Article
2015
Against the Current interviewed Alice Ragland, who has been central to organizing Black youth in Cleveland against the police murder of Tamir Rice, the 12-year old shot to death two seconds after the ...
Our Way to Fight: Peace-work under siege in Israel-Palestine
Riordon, Michael
Book
2011
Documents the lives and work of grassroots peace activists, Israelis and Palestinians fighting for justice and human rights on both sides of the wall. The book also explore events that stirred people ...
Overcoming Zionism: Creating a Single Democratic State in Israel/Palestine
Kovel, Joel
Book
2007
Kovel argues that the inner contradictions of Zionism have led Israel to a 'state-sponsored racism' fully as incorrigible as that of apartheid South Africa and deserving of the same resolution. Only a...
A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
Solnit, Rebecca
Book
2010
The most startling thing about disasters, according to Rebecca Solnit, is not merely that so many people rise to the occasion, but that they do so with joy. That joy reveals an ordinarily unmet yearni...
Passionate Declarations: Essays on War and Justice
Zinn, Howard
Book
1990
Essays looking at American political ideology.
Patrick Buchanan's Ezola Virus: Against The Current vol. 89
Bandhauer, Carina
Article
2000
Amidst all the turmoil of the Reform Party this summer, Pat Buchanan named Ezola Foster as his running mate for his third bid at the presidency. For a man who has openly questioned the holocaust, and ...
The Pattern (Musically Annotated): From the Annals of Occupation
Rovics, David
Article
2014
The war of words heats up. Israeli and US leaders are all over the airwaves, saying Israel has a right to defend itself and that Hamas is responsible for all deaths on both sides. The news organizatio...
Paul Goodman: Writing on the Web
Website
Writings of the social critic Paul Goodman.
People of Color Talk is Cheap
Podur, Justin
Article
2005
A concept like ‘People of Color’, which obscures privilege and hierarchy within the racial system itself, can often make work harder for antiracists.
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.
The Police and Court System: Neoliberal America's Tax Collectors
Platt, Brian
Article
2015
The criminal justice system has increasingly become the preferred way to fund city governments in the modern neoliberal nightmare that is the United States. The police target the poor for petty infrac...
Police Unions Sustain Police Violence Epidemic: Since when did we decide that police officers should be above the law?
Boardman, William
Article
2015
Two of the biggest police unions in the country are now on record in opposition to free speech. They are on record against constitutionally protected free speech that opposes the epidemic of police vi...
Police Violence Against Native People
Correia, David
Article
2015
In April 1974, three white high school students from Farmington, New Mexico murdered three Navajo men, Benjamin Benally, John Harvey, and David Ignacio. The brutal murders were nothing new in Farmingt...
The Political Economy of Health
Doyal, Lesley
Book
1979
Practicing Hope: He's Just 17
Vermilya, Shelley
Article
2014
It seems like teachers want to do the right thing and, along with most white people, they don’t want to say the wrong thing about race (or class or LGBT or adoption or disabilities) so they just don’t...
Prison Labor: Workin' For The Man: Article in Covert Action Quarterly #54, Fall 1995
Erlich, Reese
Article
1995
Article analysing the roots of prison labour in America.
Prison Nation: The Warehousing of America's Poor
Herivel, Tara; Wright, Paul
Book
2002
Essays on the cruelty and inhumanity of the American prison system.
Race and Class: Busing and Integration, 1975-99: Against The Current vol. 82
Miah, Malik
Article
1999
In the mid-1970s Boston was a major battle ground for equal education in the public schools. Boston's inner-city schools—as in most urban areas—were less-equipped and in worse condition than those in ...
Race and Class: Paris to New Orleans: Against The Current vol. 120
Miah, Malik
Article
2006
It turns out that the city of lights and city of jazz have a lot in common. The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and militant explosions in the suburbs of Paris expose the underbelly of racism and class...
Race and Class: The Agenda of Pure Racism: Against The Current vol. 141
Miah, Malik
Article
2009
There is a sinister aspect of the attacks by the far right against President Barack Obama that does not sit well with me, and with a vast majority of African Americans and other ethnic minorities, no ...
Race and Class: The Wealth Gap: Against The Current vol. 88
Miah, Malik
Article
2000
Politicians and government officials point to the historic low unemployment level in the Black community as signs of a strong economy and a future where whites and African Americans will finally have ...
Race and Class: What the Jena 6 Case Shows: Against The Current vol. 131
Miah, Malik
Article
2007
Some 50,000 people converged on the small Louisiana town of Jena on September 20. The protest shook up not only the two-stoplight town but sent a loud siren across the country. The 85% white populatio...
Race and Racism in China
Article
Discrimination against the minority ethnic groups in contemporary China remains significant.
Race and Class: Brown v. Board of Education 50 Years Later: Against The Current vol. 111
Miah, Malik
Article
2004
I found the headline of the May 17 Business Week article on the 50th anniversary of the famous Brown v. Board of Education landmark Supreme Court ruling, that "separate but equal" schools were unconst...
Race and Class in Civil War Mississippi
Spritzler, John
Article
2009
The poor whites of Mississippi who fought the Confederacy alongside slaves did so because of working class values that they shared with slaves. The fact that poor whites may have believed some racist ...
Race, Incarceration, and American Values
Loury, Glenn C., with Pamela Karlan, Tommie Shelby and Loïc Wacquant
Book
2008
Glenn Loury argues that the extraordinary mass incarceration rate in the USA is not a response to rising crime rates. Instead, it is the product of a decision to become a more punitive society. He con...
Race Obsession harms those it is meant to help
Malik, Kenan
Article
2009
Ethnic monitoring does not just produce misleading data. The process of classification often creates the very problems it is supposed to solve. Local authorities have used ethnic categories not only a...
Race, Religion and Rounding Up Africans in Israel
Sheen, David
Article
2013
Israel has launched a wholesale roundup of African immigrants, whom members of the ruling parties call a "cancer" on the Jewish state. To circumvent court rulings against imprisonment without trial, t...
Race v. Class? More Brilliant Bourgeois Bullshit from Ta-Nehesi Coates
Street, Paul
Article
2017
Coates is either flat-out lying or woefully ignorant when he argues that "the left" is disinterested in the big and significant problems of racial identity and racial justice. The longstanding legiti...
Racial Liberalism: The Case of Interwar Detroit
Miller, Karen R.
Article
2016
The paradox at the heart of contemporary racial politics is what sociologists and political scientists call "colorblind racism:" How is it that the United States is a country where racism is supposed ...
Racism
Shah, Anyp
Article
2010
An overview of racism
Racism and Cultural Discrimination in B.C.
British Columbia Taskforce on Racism
Slide Show
Racism and Responsibility: Against The Current vol. 133
Fish, George
Article
2008
Malik Miah writes in Against the Current 131, “[Orlando] Patterson, and others in Black academia and middle-class civil rights organizations, are right to point to internal problems within the Black c...
Racism and Sexual Violence in Indonesia: Where Fear Stalks the Streets
Vltchek, Andre
Article
2013
Indonesia, since 1965, performed three genocides fully backed by the West.
Racism and Structural Solutions: Against The Current vol. 135
McCarthy, Michael A.
Article
2008
When Barack Obama raised the specter of race in a March 18 speech that went far beyond what one would expect from the Democratic Party, some of us on the left were hopeful. Since the 1970s, race-speec...
Racism in Australia: from 1788 to stopping the boats
Tully, John
Article
2015
When the First Fleet sailed into Port Jackson on January 26, 1788, it carried more than the physical paraphernalia for European settlement. Along with tools, agricultural implements, chains, handcuffs...
Racism in Israel
Sheen, David
Article
2012
Reports of anti-African race riots in Tel Aviv in May finally broke western media silence over one of the most contentious issues facing the state of Israel in recent years: the arrival of tens of tho...
Racist housing? How postwar suburban development led to today's inner-city lead poisoning
Fredrickson, Leif
Article
2016
The lead poisoning crisis in Flint, Michigan is just the tip of a vast iceberg of lead contamination afflicting mainly urban black communities. A rigid 'race bar' on postwar suburban housing and mortg...
Racist of the year, Ian Khama: Not Botswana's finest
Evan, Lewis
Article
2016
General Ian Khama, the President of Botswana, and his frequent outbursts against the Kalahari Bushmen are among the most horrifying instances of racism of recent times. His sentiments are extremely tr...
Racist Outrage at UMass-Amherst: Against The Current vol. 114
Napalitano, Jeffrey; Leiblum, Mishy; Sered, Barak; Luce, Stephanie
Article
2005
Over the past decade, students around the country have fought a conservative backlash on college campuses that has sought to reverse many gains won in the 1970s and 1980s. Along with attacks on labor...
Racist Terror, Then and Now
Oppenheimer, Martin
Article
2015
African-Americans have been murdered by white mobs, vigilantes, and "law enforcement" from the time of slavery to, quite possibly, this morning. The fundamental reason for the killing of African-Ameri...
Racist Terror, Then and Now: Many Ways to Die
Oppenheimer, Martin
Article
2015
African Americans have been murdered by white mobs, vigilantes, and "law enforcement" from the time of slavery to, quite possibly, this morning.
Racist Undercurrents in the "War on Terror": Against The Current vol. 125
Miah, Malik
Article
2006
Although it is rarely mentioned in the so-called war on terrorism, racism is an undercurrent in every action and decision taken by the Bush-Cheney government. It is a dangerous element that has long-...
Racist Universities?: New Rules Favor Former IDF Soldiers
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2010
Measures designed to benefit Jewish school-leavers applying for places in Israeli higher education at the cost of their Arab counterparts have been criticised by lawyers and human rights groups.
Racist Violence is Used to Maintain an Unjust Social Order: From Trayvon Martin to Wall Street
Urie, Rob
Article
2012
While it would be gratifying and is socially necessary to bring Trayvon’s murderer to justice, the continuation of America’s system of racial oppression must also be ended or we just wait for the inev...
Rainbow Capital, Queerness, and Black Lives Matter's Shocking Reformism
Thompson, Mitchell
Article
2016
Though I support BLM’s policy goals and shock-tactics, their lack of analysis of the forces behind the oppression of Black and other people seems to put them in an awkward place. Their use of shock ta...
Rampant Racism in the Criminal Justice System
Quigley, Bill
Article
2010
The biggest crime in the U.S. criminal justice system is that it is a race-based institution where African-Americans are directly targeted and punished in a much more aggressive way than white people.
Reflections After Ferguson
Hansman, Bob
Article
2015
I am a white man with a Black son. I did not have or get him young and fill his head with illusions of diversity and colorblindness, the way some white parents do. I met him when he was a young teen, ...
Religion and the Rise of Labor and Black Detroit: Against The Current vol. 134
Higbee, Mark
Article
2008
Historians and other scholars have given Detroit plentiful attention, including some very important books, yet in this vital new study Angela Dillard manages to approach the Motor City’s past in sever...
Remembering Mississippi, 1964-65: Interview with Claudia Morcom
Feeley, Dianne; Finkel, David
Article
2014
Feeley and Finkel interview Morcom about her work in Mississippi during Freedom Summer 1964 and subsequently from September 1964 through October 1965, as Southern Regional Director for the National La...
Reservations Are For Indians
Robertson, Heather
Book
1970
Describes the vicious circle of dependence created by government policies which ensnare aboriginal Canadians, combining an account of life in four reserve communities with a history of government poli...
Resistance to Reporting on Discrimination in Israel
Sheen, David
Article
2013
To date, I have published over a hundred reports about anti-African racism in Israel. Some of these stories have been widely circulated, including a 10-minute video released last month that has been s...
Resisting State Violence: Justice Or Just Us
Burton, Orisanmi
Article
2014
None of the ambiguities that surrounded Mike Brown’s killing are present in the grotesque spectacle of Eric Garner’s murder. By now the whole world has watched the man die at the hands of police witho...
Response to George Fish: Against The Current vol. 133
Miah, Malik
Article
2008
George Fish raises an important point about the “taking personal responsibility” debate taking place within the Black community, especially at the academic and leadership level. But his criticism of m...
Review: Political War Over Palestine: Against The Current vol. 131
Finkel, David
Article
2007
It has become impossible to review titles like these, or discuss the issues they raise, without reference to the rise of an exceptionally vicious campaign against critical activist voices and academic...
Revolution of Conscience: Martin Luther King Jr., and the Philosophy of Nonviolence
Moses, Greg
Book
1998
Moses explores key ideas about Martin Luther King Jr. and his philosophy in relation to the American civil rights movement, racial equality and nonviolence.
The Revolutionary Answer to the Negro Problem in the USA
James, C.L.R.
Article
1948
The impetus of the Negro movement toward the revolutionary forces, which we have traced in the past, is stronger today than ever before.
Right-Wing Populism in America: Too Close for Comfort
Berlet, Chip; Lyons, Mathew N.
Book
2000
Examines the historical roots and current situation of right-wing populism in the US. Berlet and Lyons highlight the dangers of right-wing populism in affecting the political system and opportunities...
The Riot at Christie Pits
Levitt, Cyril H.; Shaffir, William
Book
1987
The Rise and Fall of California's Radical Prison Movement
Cummins, Eric
Book
1994
A history of California's prison movement from 1950 to 1980, highlighting the role prison reading and writing played in the creation of radical inmate ideology.
The Rise and Fall of the Black Panther Party: A Revolutionary Marxist Analysis
Alexander, Donald
Article
1993
A talk recounting the beginnings and tragic end of the Black Panther Power, a radical black power movement and political organization.
Rising Up Against Police Violence, From the Black Panthers to #BlackLivesMatter
Thompson, Juan
Article
2015
I turned away more than once while watching Stanley Nelson's documentary The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution. I averted my eyes from the screen when FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover's nefarious...
Robot Cops Are Racist, Too
Sperber, Elliott
Article
2016
As an institution, the police is racist through and through -- irrespective of whether or not particular cops harbor racist views. This is because, among other reasons, as an institution the police is...
The roots of Israel's most racist law
Noy, Orly
Article
2016
Israel’s most draconian laws may have been passed by the current right-wing government, but the stage was set long ago by the Israeli Left. With a majority of 65 votes, the Knesset approved last week ...
A Saga of Revolution: Book Review of Reiss' "The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo"
Morrison, Derrick
Article
2014
A review of Tom Reiss' biography of Alexandre Dumas, a largely underemphasized figure in the French Revolution and the slave trade during the 18th century.
Sanctioning Apartheid
Edgar, Robert
Book
1990
A useful guide to the background of apartheid and understanding current developments, particularly the success of the mass democratic movement in weakening racist policy.
The Scramble for Africa: White Man's Conquest of the Dark Continent from 1876 to 1912
Pakenham, Thomas
Book
1991
Describes the brief vicious scramble by Europe's imperial powers to seize colonies throughout the continent of Africa. Pakenham strips the impresarios of imperialism of their veneer of Victorian heroi...
Seven News
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1970
Seven News (7 News) was a community newspaper published in the area of Toronto east of downtown which at the time was known as Ward 7. Seven News was published from 1970 to 1985. Seven News is no long...
Shaping 20th Century America
Ruff, Allen
Article
2015
Stating that "The world must be made safe for democracy,” president Woodrow Wilson asked Congress for a declaration of war against Germany on April 2, 1917. The United States formally entered World Wa...
A Shared Experience: Bridging Cultures, Resources For Cross-Cultural Training
Article
1983
A manual about immigrants and their adjustments to a new environment, addressed primarily to community workers who respond to the needs of immigrants.
The 60-Year Unemployment Scandal
Kroll, Andy
Article
2011
Since the 1940s, the jobless rate for blacks in America has held remarkably, if grimly, steady at twice the rate for whites.
Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II
Blackmon, Douglas A.
Book
2008
An account of how African Americans were forcibly enslaved by a corrupt legal system in the southern States, from the end of the Civil War through WWII.
Slavery and the origins of racism: International Socialist Review
Selfa, Lance
Article
2002
Racism is not part of some unchanging human nature. It was literally invented.
SNCC: The New Abolitionists
Zinn, Howard
Book
1964
An account of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).
The Sochi Games, Homophobia and Western Media Hypocrisy
Stephens, Alastair
Article
2014
Alastair Stephens looks at the hypocritical response of the Western media to the Sochi Games.
Social Determinants of Health: Canadian Perspectives
Raphael, Dennis (ed.)
Book
2004
The social determinants of health are summarized and analyzed by over 30 medical and social academics.
The Socialist Register 1973: Volume 10: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1973
The Socialist Register 1982: Volume 19: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1982
Socialist Register 1991: Volume 27: Communist Regimes the Aftermath
Miliband, Ralph; Panitch, Leo (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1991
Socialist Register 2003: Volume 39: Fighting Identities
Panitch, Leo; Leys, Colin (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2003
Something to Offer
Jones, William P.
Article
2015
Eugene V. Debs was one of the country's most prominent socialists when the socialist movement was a major force in American politics. Unlike many in his party, Eugene V. Debs believed the struggle for...
South Africa's Political Change: Against The Current vol. 90
Bond, Patrick
Article
2001
On December 5, slightly less than half of South Africa's registered electorate went to the polls, and Thabo Mbeki's ruling African National Congress (ANC) emerged with just under sixty percent support...
Still Got the News: Against The Current vol. 84
Esch, Betsy
Article
2000
As a student activist at the University of Michigan in the middle and late 1980s, I was part of a coalition of activists who planned and carried out a democratic takeover of our school's newspaper, Th...
Stirring Up Racism: Against The Current vol. 139
Parker, Mike; Jordan, Margaret
Article
2009
In an attempt to discredit the progressive candidates, the Richmond Police Officers Association (RPOA) put out a flyer which claimed the Latino community and particularly undocumented immigrants were ...
Stolen Continents: The "New World" Through Indian Eyes
Wright, Ronald
Book
1992
A history of the Americas through Native eyes.
Strange Fruit: Why Both Sides Are Wrong in the Race Debate
Malik, Kenan
Book
2008
Malik makes the case that most anti-racists accept the belief, also held by racialists and outright racists, that differences between groups are of great importance. While racialists attribute the dif...
The Survival of Education: Against The Current vol. 134
Olson, Peter
Article
2008
I remember reading Jonathan Kozol’s Savage Inequalities as a student activist, when becoming a teacher was an abstract and somewhat romanticized idea floating around my head. I was moved by the politi...
Targeting Iran
Barsamian, David
Book
2007
A critical analysis of the Bush administration's policies towards Iran.
Texas Tough: The Rise of America's Prison Empire
Perkinson, Robert
Book
2010
A history of imprisonment, race, and politics from slavery to the present, with an emphasis on Texas, the most locked-down state in the USA.
Textbook Tempest in California: Who Speaks for Hinduism?: Against The Current vol. 122
Bose, Purnima
Article
2006
Decades after their arrival in the United States in significant numbers following the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965, Indian Americans are entering the political fray. Like other ethnic c...
Thieving Sons of Bushes: Against The Current vol. 91
Miah, Malik
Article
2001
“Never Trust a Son of Bush” was one of many signs at George W. Bush's presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C. on January 20. Some 25,000 marched in Washington and 15,000 rallied in San Francisco...
Thinking Outside the Box
Malik, Kenan
Article
2007
Ignoring racism on the grounds that all citizens are equal and hence that racial or cultural differences are immaterial is clearly unacceptable. But so is labelling individuals by race, culture or fai...
Toronto's Poor: A Rebellious History
Palmer, Bryan D.; Heroux, Gaetan
Book
2016
Toronto’s Poor reveals the long and too often forgotten history of poor people’s resistance. It details how the homeless, the unemployed, and the destitute have struggled to survive and secure food an...
Transforming Power: From the Personal to the Political
Rebick, Judy
Book
2009
Rebick champions new ways of achieving political goals by emphasizing co-operation and consensus over confrontation and partisanship.
Transpacific Antiracism: Afro-Asian Solidarity in 20th Century Black America, Japan, and Okinawa
Onishi, Yuichiro
Book
2013
This work introduces the social movements in black America, Japan, and Okinawa that formed Afro-Asian solidarities against the practice of white supremacy in the 20th century.
Travails of U.S. Labor: Against The Current vol. 84
Cohen, Sheila
Article
2000
A Short History of the U.S. Working Class is an excellent introduction for the “workers and students” whom Paul Le Blanc commendably defines as its principal audience. The language is clear and access...
Trial of Leonard Peletier
Jim Messerschmidt
Book
1990
An examination of Peletier's role in the American Indian Movement, his struggle to protect the rights and land of his people and the history and role of the FBI. Messerschmidt traces the evolution of ...
Triple Jeopardy and the Struggle: Against The Current vol. 134
Louie, Miriam Ching Yoon
Article
2008
Being bi- and female in the Asian movement also means putting in double, triple, quadruple time. The Third World Women’s Alliance, an offshoot of the Black Women’s Liberation Committee of the Student ...
A Troublemaker's Handbook: How to Fight Back Where You Work -- And Win!
La Botz, Dan
Book
1991
An organizing manual for workers dealing with both major issues and everyday problems in the workplace.
2,500 Years of Class Hatred
Reid Ross, Alexander
Article
2016
Class struggle never existed without hatred of the poor. And neither has racism. Boots Riley's recent article, posted in The Guardian, systematically dispels the myth of black-on-black crime advocated...
"Two State Solution" Equals Racism: Palestinians and Jews CAN Live Peacefully as Equals in One Democratic State
Spritzler, John
Article
2009
The mutual fear and distrust between Jews and non-Jews in Palestine today is no more innate to these people than the belief in anti-black stereotypes so widely accepted by white Americans in the past ...
Ultra-Zionists protest Muslim-Jewish wedding saying miscegenation is 'gravest threat to the Jewish people'
Sheen, David
Article
2014
As even mainstream Israeli politicians threaten the Palestinians of Gaza with ethnic cleansing and genocide, Israel's far-right figures take to the street to rile up racist supporters and to chase Pal...
Uncivil Obedience: The Tactics and Tales of a Democratic Agitator
Borovoy, A. Alan
Book
1991
How to push for social change without breaking the law.
Under Israeli Apartheid, Palestinians Cannot Ride Israeli Buses: Never Equal
Norton, Ben
Article
2014
Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon has officially banned Palestinians from traveling on Israeli-run public transportation in the West Bank. The new apartheid law dictates that Palestinians cannot ...
The Unjust Society
Cardinal, Harold
Book
1969
Attacks Canada's governments for their treatment of Native People and calls for just solutions.
U.S. Labor's Subterranean Fire: Against The Current vol. 131
Post, Charlie
Article
2007
The broad outlines of the crisis of the U.S. labor movement -— sharply declining union density, concession bargaining, failures to organize the growing non-union manufacturing and service sectors, the...
The US v. Trayvon Martin: How the System Worked
Kelley, Robin
Article
2013
Trayvon Martin, an unarmed, teenage pedestrian died and George Zimmerman walked because our entire political and legal foundations were built on an ideology of settler colonialism.
Violent, Genocidal Anti-Palestinian Rhetoric Moving to US?
Sheen, David
Article
2014
Earlier this week the Times of Israel published a post, written by American Yochanan Gordon, titled "When Genocide is Permissible," which concludes with the following question: "If political leaders ...
Vote as the Class You Are, Not the Race You Aren't: Scott, Frank
Article
2010
Many upper middle-professional class members of society who truly wish for a more just nation are either helpless to, totally incapable of, or have little desire to confront real power or create socia...
The Wall, Apartheid and Mandela: Will the Wall Bring Down Israel?
Harley, Peter
Article
2007
During his years of struggle in South Africa, Nelson Mandela offered ideas worth examining closely, especially when considering that he and his followers defeated the very condition that Palestinians ...
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
Wilkerson, Isabel
Book
2010
Wilkerson chronicles the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million p...
Web of Hate: Inside Canada's Far Right Network
Kinsella, Warren
Book
1994
Kinsella asserts that some 40 groups are more dangerous than commonly perceived because of their violence and aggressive recruitment.
Ida B. Wells: A Black Woman's Fight Against Lynch Terror
Martin, Lisa
Article
2014
Born a slave in 1862 in the middle of the Civil War, Ida B. Wells was in the forefront of the fight for black rights in the post-Reconstruction era -- a time of widespread lynch-rope terror when black...
What is Anti-Semitism?
Neumann, Michael
Article
2002
Inflating the meaning of 'antisemitism' to include anything politically damaging to Israel is a double-edged sword. It may be handy for smiting your enemies, but the problem is that definitional infla...
What Is Wrong With Multiculturalism? [Part 1]
Malik, Kenan
Article
2012
Thoughts about iimmigration, identity, diversity and multiculturalism.
What's in a name? In a racist society, everything
Irvine, Richard
Article
2010
In our society refusal to contemplate a relationship with a person from another ethnic or religious background is described and denounced as racism or bigotry. In Israel it is protected by law.
When Does Criticism of Islam become Islamophobia?
Malik, Kenan
Article
2013
Basic points that undergird about the relationship between criticism, Islam and Islamophobia. We should stop being so obsessed by the distinction between legitimate criticism and Islamophobia, and sta...
When Hate Groups Come to Town: A Handbook of Model Community Responses
Williams, Randall; Wells, Lyn (eds.)
Article
1986
A handbook for dealing with hate groups in communities across North America, dealing with the nature of such groups and how they work and how communities can band together to combat them.
When Human Beings Are Illegal: Against The Current vol. 136
Rachleff, Peter
Article
2008
Once the government assumes the task of separating citizens from "impossible subjects," historian Mae Ngai points out, "the border" is everywhere, not just between countries. Thus, the border has come...
When the Prisoners Ran Walpole: A true story in the movement for prison abolition
Bissonette, Jamie
Book
2008
In the months before they took over running the Walople maximum-security facility in 1973, prisoners and outside advocates created programs that sent more prisoners home for good. This account reveals...
Why Black Lives Matter Is Game Change
Miah, Malik
Article
2015
The Cleveland Black Lives Matter Convening was a "game changer" because it made clear the Movement is long term. Whether its next step will add a call for a break with the two-party system, time and s...
Why do we still believe in race?
Malik, Kenan
Article
2007
Races are difficult to define and there are no objective rules for deciding what constitutes a race or to what race a person belongs. People can belong to many races at the same time.
Why is Canada Subsidizing Racist Property Restrictions?: The JNF's Bigoted Land Use Policy
Engler, Yves
Article
2013
In Canada it is illegal to restrict the sale of property to certain ethnic or religious groups but many of our business people and politicians promote an organization that does exactly that in Israel.
Why is Leonard Peltier Still in Prison? : Justice is 33 Years Overdue for America's Most Famous Political Prisoner
Bollinger, Michelle
Article
2009
Leonard Pletier is a political prisoner who has spent more than 33 years in U.S. prisons for a crime he didn't commit.
Why Israeli Anti-Zionists do NOT 'recognize the right of the State of Israel to exist as a Jewish state'
Lowi, Henry
Article
2007
States that define themselves with reference to the domination of one ethnic group cannot claim legitimacy.
Winter Soldier
Winterfilm Collective
Film
1972
A chronicling of the Winter Soldier Investigation - about war crimes during the Vietnam War - that took place in Detroit, Michigan, from January 31 to February 2, 1971.
Wobblies & Zapatistas: Conversations on Anarchism, Marxism and Radical Theory
Lynd, Staughton; Grubacic, Andrej
Book
2008
Wobblies and Zapatistas offers readers an encounter between two generations and two traditions. Staughton Lynd and Andrej Grubacic meet in dialogue in an effort to bring together the anarchist and Mar...
Workers of America, Unite! Racism is a Trade Union Issue
Finamore, Carl
Article
2015
The American working class is the most powerful in the world, is the most productive in the world and we operate the largest and most profitable economy in the world. American workers are also represe...
World Bank: It's the Pits for the Poor: Against The Current vol. 87
Bond, Patrick
Article
2000
In early May, a National Reparations Conference opened by Njongonkulu Ndungane, the radical Archbishop of Cape Town who succeeded Desmond Tutu, resolved to demand that the World Bank and International...
World Minorities
Ashworth, Georgina (ed.); O'Brien, Conor Cruise (preface)
Book
1977
An account "of the plight today and the problems of some of the world's oppressed minorities". ...
'Worse than Slavery': Parchman Farm and the Ordeal of Jim Crow Justice
Oshinsky, David M.
Book
1997
After the abolition of slavery the white rulers of Mississippi developed a new system for keeping the ex-slaves in line: laws were passed to maintain white supremacy, including the system of convict l...
The Writings of David Roediger
Horowitz, Roger
Article
1997
Roediger criticizes Marxists for too often reducing racial discrimination to conflicts over resources, such as jobs or housing, that are manipulated by a society's upper classes in order to divert att...
"You Can't Kill a Revolution": Book Review of Bloom and Martin's "Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party"
Article
2014
A book review of Bloom and Martin's "Black Against Empire" and a look at the interpersonal relationships between the members of the Black Panther Party that allowed the group to gain support.
You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train: A personal history of our times
Zinn, Howard
Book
1994
Zinn tells his personal stories about more than thirty years of fighting for social change, from teaching at Spelman College to recent protests against war.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Against the Current
Bi-monthly magazine oriented toward movements for social and economic justice; radical, socialist and feminist in orientation.
AK Press
AK Press is a worker-run collective that publishes and distributes radical books, visual and audio media, and other mind-altering material. We're small: a dozen people who work long hours for short mo...
Alternative Information Center
A Palestinian-Israeli organization which disseminates information, research and political analysis on Palestinian and Israeli societies as well as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, while promoting coo...
Arusha Cross-Cultural Centre
Stimulate reflection and action by Canadians to promote equitable development of peoples at home and abroad, and communication and understanding among people of different cultures.
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...
Canadian Civil Liberties Association
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association is a national organization that was constituted to promote respect for and observance of fundamental human rights and civil liberties, and to defend, extend, a...
Connexions Archive & Library
The Connexions Archive & Library is Toronto-based project dedicated to keeping alive the rich history of grassroots movements for social justice. Connexions preserves 'alternative' histories that r...
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Connexions provides information and services for advocacy groups, voluntary and non-profit organizations, and individuals, who are working for social and economic justice, environmental responsibility...
Equitas
Equitas - International Centre for Human Rights Education is a non-profit organization that advances equality, social justice and respect for human dignity through innovative education programs in Can...
Institute for Global Communications
Internet provider for social justice organizations; groups five online communities: PeaceNet, WomensNet, EcoNet, LabourNet, and ConflictNet. News, articles, features, links to progressive issues.
International Socialists
The world cries out for change - radical change. The International Socialists reject the world of oppression, war, misery, exploitation and environmental destruction that capitalism has created. We s...
KenanMalik.com
Kenan Malik's home page. See also blog at http://kenanmalik.wordpress.com. Academically, my main areas of interest are the history of ideas; the history and philosophy of science; the philosophy of m...
JoelKovel.org
Featuring the writings of Joel Kovel on social justice, ecology, Zionism and other topics.
Libcom.org
Resource for all people who wish to improve their lives, their communities and their working conditions. We want to discuss with one another, learn from experiences of the past and develop strategies ...
News and Letters
An organization of Marxist-Humanists standing for the abolition of capitalism, both in its private property form and ins its state property form. We stand for the deveopment of new human relations; wh...
Resistance MP3
Left-wing political audio recordings of talks and discussions, primarily from a Trotskyist or neo-Trotskyist perspective, but also including some clips from speeches by people like Martin Luther King ...
Rights Action
A charitable non-profit organization that supports grassroots work financially, technologically and through group networking in the global south, mostly Guatamala, Chiapas (Mexico), Honduras and Hait...
Socialist Worker
Monthly newspaper of the International Socialists in Canada.
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.
Solidarity
A democratic revolutionary socialist, feminist, anti-racist organization which publishes Against the Current magazine. Solidarity is an independent socialist organization dedicated to forming a bro...
Tadamon
A Montreal-based collective of social-justice organizers & media activists, working to build relationships of solidarity with grassroots political movements for social and economic justice between Bei...
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.
Union Art Service
The Union Art Service is a co-operative of Canadian political cartoonists. The trade union and progressive publications across Canada that subscribe to the U. A. S. are sent a monthly package of carto...
Urban Alliance on Race Relations
Identify and analyze patterns of racial discrimination in Canadian institutions and systems and to act as an advocate for racial minorities in overcoming these barriers.
Woodgreen Community Centre
Committed to a comprehensive community approach to enhance the quality of life and self-determination for all people of East Toronto.

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

Article 19
ARTICLE 19, a human rights pioneer, defends and promotes freedom of expression and freedom of information all over the world. Censorship Kills. It starves and it represses. It denies people access to information essential to thei...
Commonwealth Secretariat
The Commonwealth is an association of 53 independent states consulting and co-operating in the common interests of their peoples and in the promotion of international understanding
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...
United Nations Human Rights Council
The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the UN system made up of 47 States responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe. The Council was created by the UN Genera...
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum stimulates leaders and citizens to confront hatred, prevent genocide, promote human dignity and strengthen democracy. A public-private partnership, fe...

Sources Library

Black Codes (United States)
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
The Black Codes were laws passed on the state and local level in the United States to limit the basic human rights and civil liberties of blacks.
The Cost of Free Speech
Lee, Simon
1990
In the wake of the Ayatollah's "fatwah" against Salman Rushdie and in the turbulent context of terrorism in Northern Ireland, free speech really can lead to death, according to the author. This book o...
Ethnic issues in Japan
Details the various racial minorities within the Japanese population, as well as historical and recent issues faced by these groups.
Germany: Confronting the colonial roots of racism
Sharma, Gouri
2017
The Nazis didn't fall out of the sky, there is a deeper racist, xenophobic mindset in German history.
The John Lewis Conundrum: Caring for Justice or Carrying Water
Fikre, Teodrose
2017
What the author is writing about John Lewis is not so much a condemnation as it is a reflection of the very meaning of justice and how we can fight for it.
Journalists Condemn French Crackdown on Roma and Warn Over Rise of Racism
Sources News Release
2010
Journnalists condemn French crackdown on Roma and warn that it will encourage xenophobia and intolerance.
Ku Klux Klan
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Ku Klux Klan, often abbreviated KKK and informally known as The Klan, is the name of three distinct past and present far-right organizations in the United States, which have advocated extremist reacti...
Let's talk about Gaza, Sderot and the racist valuation of lives
David, Ben Lilach
2014
A frank discussion about everything we don’t mention when talking about rockets and bombs and Gaza. Let’s talk about fear, about poverty, about angst and about racism.
Lynching
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Lynching is extrajudicial execution carried out by a mob, often by hanging, but also by burning at the stake and shooting, in order to punish an alleged transgressor, or to intimidate, control, or oth...
Master race
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Media and Minorities
Representing Diversity in a Multicultral Canada
Fleras, Augie; Kuhz, Jean Lock
2001
An examination of the politics of media minority relations in a multicultural Canada.
Mischling
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Mischling ("crossbreed" in German, plural: Mischlinge) was the German term used during the Third Reich to denote persons deemed to not have full Aryan ancestry.
Nadir of American race relations
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
The "nadir of American race relations" refers to the period in United States history from the end of Reconstruction through the early 20th century, when racism is deemed to have been worse than in any...
Racial hygiene
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Racial hygiene (often labeled a form of "scientific racism") is the selection, by a government, of the most physically, intellectually and morally superior people to raise the next generation (selecti...
Racial policy of Nazi Germany
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
The racial policy of Nazi Germany was a set of policies and laws implemented by Nazi Germany, asserting the superiority of the "Aryan race", and based on a specific racist doctrine which claimed scien...
Racial segregation
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Racial segregation is the separation of different kinds of humans (like black and white people) into racial groups in daily life. It may apply to activities such as eating in a restaurant, drinking fr...
Racism
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Racism is the belief that the genetic factors which constitute race are a primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular...
Racism in Asia
2017
Racism in Asia exists for similar reasons that racism elsewhere exists, with roots in events that have happened anywhere from thousands of years ago to the present.
Red Shirts (Southern United States)
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
The Red Shirts or Redshirts of the Southern United States were paramilitary groups in the 19th century, active primarily after the formal Reconstruction era of the United States. They first arose in M...
Red Summer of 1919
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Red Summer describes the bloody race riots that occurred in the United States during the summer and early autumn of 1919. In most instances, whites attacked African Americans in more than two dozen Am...
Redlining
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Redlining is the practice of denying, or increasing the cost of services such as banking, insurance, access to jobs, access to health care, or even supermarkets to residents in certain, often racially...
The Riot That Changed Canada
How rampagers against Asians in Vancouver helped launch a famous PM
Kilian, Crawford
2015
The race riots of September 1907 have been Vancouver's embarrassing little incident for over a century. Most of us know very little about them, and still less about the consequences -- which, Julie Gi...
Scott Walker's False Promise of Racial Unity
Fischer, Brendan
2015
Scott Walker's solution for racial injustice? Ignore it. Acknowledging systemic problems like the documented wave of police killings of unarmed black men, or the racial wealth gap, or disparities in s...
Segregation Had to Be Invented
Semuels, Alana
2017
During the late 19th century, blacks and whites in the South lived closer together than they do today.
Separate but equal
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Separate but equal was a legal doctrine in United States Constitutional law that justified systems of segregation. Under this doctrine, services, facilities and public accommodations were allowed to b...
16th Street Baptist Church bombing
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
The 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama was bombed by violent racists on Sunday, September 15, 1963. The explosion at the African-American church, which killed four girls, marked a turni...
Surrealism Against Racism - Book Review
Lowy, Michael
1999
THE WELL-KNOWN antiracist journal Race Traitor—whose motto is “Treason to whiteness is loyalty to Humanity”—published in the form of a small book a special issue (number 9, Summer 1998, ISBN # 0-88286...
Three Myths of Immigration
Malik, Kenan
2012
Kenan Malik sets out to explain to a Canadian audience, for whom multiculturalism has a very different meaning than it does to a European one, the contours of the European debate, as well as his disag...
23 IFEX members and other organisations raise concerns about proposed mechanisms to combat racial and religious intolerance
Sources News Release
2009
23 IFEX members and other organisations raise concerns about proposed mechanisms to combat racial and religious intolerance.

From the Connexions Archives

Against the Current
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1986
Bi-monthly magazine oriented toward movements for social and economic justice; radical, socialist and feminist in orientation.
Break Their Haughty Power
Goldner, Loren
Website
Articles on capitalism, socialism, and revolution, from a left-Marxist perspective.
Committee Against Racism
Organization profile published 1980
Organization
1980
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)."
FORUM - A Publication of Catholics for Social Change
Periodical profile published 1976
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1976
Calendar, information, communication and support.
New Internationalist
Serial Publication (Periodical)
New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.
News and Letters
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Articles from a Marxist-Humanist perspective.