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The Berkeley Student Revolt: Facts and Interpretations
Lipset, Seymour Martin; Wolin, Sheldon S. (ed.)
Book
1965
An anthology of writings on the Berkely student revolt of 1964.
Berkeley: The New Student Revolt
Draper, Hal
Book
1965
This story of the “free speech” uprising on the Berkeley campus of the University of California was begun in the conviction that an extraordinary event, in an historical sense, had taken place before ...
Can Free Schools Work?
Moffatt, Gary
Article
1985
Before starting on another round of alternative education projects, it might be helpful to try to understand why few of the last round's projects achieved long term success.
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.
Censorship Goes To School
Booth, David
Book
1998
Compass Points: Navigating the Twentieth Century
Chodos, Robert (Editor)
Book
1999
A radical history of the twentieth century by a wide of Canadian authors and essayists grappling with crucial developments in politics, economics, society, and culture in Canada and abroad.
Conflict Resolution in the Classroom: A Curriculum Project
Article
Peer Conflict Resolution Through Creative Negotiation is a curriculum for grades four through six.
Connexions Library: Education, Children Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on education and children.
Criminalizing Truancy: Should Kids be Jailed for Skipping School?
Fuentes, Annette
Article
2012
American jurisdictions are increasingly turning to the criminal justice system to deal with truancy. Students and parents are being fined, and in some cases jailed, for missing school.
The Free Speech Movement and the Negro Revolution
Dunayevskaya, Raya
Article
1965
It is, of course, true that it was contact with the Negro people that inspired the Berkeley revolt. It is, however, also true that the Berkeley revolt, followed by the teach-ins, in turn, changed the ...
Free Speech Movement Archives
Website
Documenting the history of the 1960s Free Speech Movement at Berkeley.
Free Speech Movement (Berkeley): Connexipedia Article
Article
A student protest which took place during the 1964-1965 academic year on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley after student activists, some of whom had traveled with the Freedom Riders...
French Students Speak for Themselves What We Won - and Need: Against The Current vol. 122
Silberstein, Patrick
Article
2006
The following collective interview was conducted for ATC by Patrick Silberstein of Editions Syllepse.
The Great Strike at UNAM: Against The Current vol. 88
Castillo, Christian
Article
2000
The Great Strike of the Mexican National Autonomous University (UNAM), which for more than nine months was occupied by students organized in the Strike General Committee (CGH), started on April 20, 19...
How Ultraleftism Divided UNAM Strike: Against The Current vol. 88
Hearse, Phil
Article
2000
MEXICO CITY -- Commandeered buses flying red and black flags and Che Guevara portraits sped through the city on October 2, ferrying students to a demonstration commemorating the 1968 student massacre ...
In Defense of the Student Movement
Chomsky, Noam
Article
1971
In 1971, Chomsky proclaims the student movement to be the one organized segment of the intellectual community that is genuinely and actively committed to the kind of social change needed. However, he ...
Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution: Volume II: The Politics of Social Classes
Draper, Hal
Book
1978
Draper ranges through the development of the thought of Marx and Engels on the role of classes in society.
Lawsuit Against Google Highlights Mining of Student Data
Telbis, Rozali
Article
2014
Children have become lucrative targets for data mining companies, according to a study by Politico magazine. Just weeks after Google settled a lawsuit for selling student data for advertising, the pub...
Lockdown High: When the Schoolhouse Becomes a Jailhouse
Fuentes, Annette
Book
2011
Schools in the U.S. are increasingly imposed unprecedented restrictions on students' rights, dignity, and educational freedom. In what is being called the school-to-prison pipleline, the police and pr...
Long Way From Home: The story of the Sixties generation in Canada
Kostash, Myrna
Book
1980
An account of the upheavals and transformations experienced by those who came of age in the 1960s, a time when international currents of change intersected with specifically Canadian events and circum...
Make Sure You Don't Fall: Perspectives on the Recent Social Agitation in Chile, Part One
jorgbudrovich
Article
2012
Discontent and rage have always been there, but while Social Democracy was in power, the supporters of the regime -- well placed in the open spaces for action and thought in high schools, universities...
The New Student Left: An Anthology
Cohen, Mitchell; Hale, Dennis
Book
1966
A collection of essays by active participants in the 1960s student movement on American college campuses.
Obsolete Communism: The Left-Wing Alternative
Cohn-Bendit, Daniel; Cohn-Bendit, Gabriel
Book
1968
An account of the May 1968 uprising in Paris, positing a left radical alternative to the encrusted beliefs of the old left and the right. A comment on power, on bureaucracy, and on the paths to libera...
Out of the Driver's Seat: Marxism in North America Today
Article
1974
Outlines the political perspective of the Windsor-based Labour Centre in the wake of divisions in the Centre in 1974. Issues explored include the nature of the working class, women in the working clas...
The Port Huron Statement
Students for a Democratic Society (SDS)
Article
1962
A seminal statement of the New Left, adopted by SDS in 1962.
Power to the Students: How 2 Take an Exam...& Remake the World
Ollman, Bertell
Book
2001
Offers a critique of capitalism and explains Marxist theory in a non-technical manner. This is delivered alongside a guide on how to do do well on exams and in school. The juxtaposition of these two t...
Push Comes to Shove: The Escalation of Student Protest
Kelman, Steven
Book
1970
Diary of Kelman's undergraduate years at Harvard during times of SDS-led student protest.
Reading Lolita in Tehran
Nafisi, Azar
Book
2003
La Revolte des Etudiants Allemands
Bricianer, Serge; Gadu, Anne
Book
...
Rochdale: The Runaway Collage
Sharpe, David
Book
1987
Toronto's Rochdale College began as an experiment in living and learning, and ended as a symbpl of the flower-child Sixties, a financial and social controversy. Sharpe tells the story of the college's...
Savio, Mario: Connexipedia Article
Article
American activist. (1942-1996).
The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage
Gitlin, Todd
Book
1987
One of the best books on the Sixties in the U.S., bringing to life the political and cultural currents, including especially the music, which raged during that decade, and setting them in historical c...
'68: The Year of the Barricades
Caute, David
Book
1988
Caute's book looks at the explosive year 1968 (while situating it in the context of what had led up to it). One of the great strengths of this excellent book is that it looks at what was happening aro...
Skills Mania: Snake Oil in Our Schools?
Davis, Bob
Book
2000
Davis argues that the purpose of education should not be primarily that of teaching skills useful in the job market.
Socialism and Revolution
Gorz, Andre
Book
1967
Representative democracy in every industrially advanced country is in a state of profound crisis. But we have been accustomed for so long to accept democracy in the form of its outward appearances and...
"Solidarity" Beats Austerity: Against The Current vol. 156
Figueroa, Meleiza; Klinger, Julie Michelle
Article
2012
The tumultuous month of November 2011 marked the emergence of a powerful and widespread movement on public university campuses throughout California. Brutal police repression of Occupy encampments at ...
Storming Heaven: 1968 Revisted
Ali, Tariq
Article
2008
The eruptions of 1968 challenged the power structures north and south, east and west. Countries in each continent were infected with the desire for change. Hope reigned supreme.
The Student Movement of the Thirties: A Political History
Draper, Hal
Article
1965
Most of the references one hears to the student movement of the thirties, and most published references too, are quite wrong in one basic respect: they speak as if 'the thirties' represented a single,...
Student Power
Cockburn, Alexander, Blackburn, Robin (ed.)
Book
1969
An anthology of essays.
Student Power and the Canadian Campus
Reid, Tim; Reid, Julyan
Book
1969
A collection of articles about student activism in Canada in the lates 1960s.
Students, Labor Getting Together
Marcus, Sara
Article
1997
The idea that students demanding their rights at work and at school might have a place not just allied with the labor movement, but in the labor movement, is a powerful one that undergraduate activist...
SUPA - Student Union for Peace Action: Connexipedia Article
Stevenson, William
Article
2010
A Canadian student organization active from 1964 to 1967.
The Targeting of Walter Rodney: Against The Current vol. 120
West, Michael O.
Article
2006
On October 15, 1968 the government of Jamaica barred Walter Rodney from returning to the island. A lecturer at the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Rodney had been out of the co...
Ten Days That Shook the University: On the Poverty of Student Life
Article
1966
Published in 1966 at the University of Strasbourg by students of the university and members of the Internationale Situationniste.
"The Backdrop Against Which Everything Happened": English-Canadian Student Movements and Off-Campus Movements for Change
Lexier, Roberta
Article
2007
Examines the relationship between the 1960s' student movements at English-Canadian universities and provincial, national, and international movements for change.
The Truth About Kent State: A Challenge to the American Conscience
Davies, Peter and The Board of Church and Society
Book
1973
An account of the murder of four students at Kent State University by National Guard troops.
Worker-Student Action Committees France May '68
Gregoire, R.; Perlman, F.
Book
1969
An account of the May-June 1968 events in Paris. The authors state that "our intention is not to 'clarify' the sequence of events which took place in France in order to make possible a ritual repetiti...
Young Radicals
Keniston, Kenneth
Book
...

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Bureau of Public Secrets
Articles from a Situationist perspective.
Ontario Public Interest Research Group - Toronto
A provincial organization with seven chapters, OPIRG engages in research education and action projects on a wide variety of social justice and environmental issues.
Quebec Public Interest Research Group - McGill
The Quebec Public Interest Research Group at McGill is a non-profit, student-run organization that conducts research, education, and action on environmental and social justice issues at McGill Univers...
Sources Select Resources
SOURCES SELECT Resources, published by Sources, features articles about and reviews of information resources, research techniques, and other issues of interest to journalists and researchers. SOURCES ...

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Nation (university)
Wikipedia article
Student nations or simply nations (Latin: natio meaning "being born") are regional corporations of students at a university. Once widespread across Europe in medieval times, they are now largely restr...

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The Newsletter
Periodical profile
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1973
Newsletter published in 1973 and 1974 by the New Tendency, a loose collaboration of indepedent leftists primarily based in Toronto, Windsor, Winnipeg, and Kitchener-Waterloo. Articles dealt with workp...