Third World Issues

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Age of Extremes: The Short Twentieth Century 1914 - 1991
Hobsbawm, Eric
Book
1994
A overview of the history of the years 1914 - 1991.
Alternative Press Annual 1983, The
Case, Patricia (ed)
Book
1984
An Anti-Capitalist Manifesto
Callinicos, Alex
Book
2003
An extended argument about what the anti-capitalist movement should stand for.
Asking The Earth: The Spread of Unsustainable Development
Pereira, Winin ; Seabrook, Jeremy
Book
1992
Periera and Seabrock, using examples from India, argue that Western colonialism destroyed sustainable development in the Third World.
Changing Charity 50 years of OXFAM: New Internationalist February 1992
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1992
This issue uses the example of Oxfam to look at the role of development agencies in the Third World. Subjects discussed include the political agendas of charities, the importance of small-scale local ...
Chomsky.Info
Chomsky, Noam
Website
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
Connexions: Volume 7, Number 1 - March 1982
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1982
The Corporations and the State: Essays in the Theory of Capitalism and Imperialism
O'Connor, James
Book
1974
Essays discussing modern U.S. capitalism and imperialism. Each chapter tries to delineate the relationship between 'economic' and 'political' processes, or at least recognize the unity between them. T...
Debt Bondage Or Self-Reliance: A Popular Perspective on the Global Debt Crisis
Book
1985
Describes the effects of international debt on workers, the unemployed, and peasants who neither asked for or benefit from such debt. It describes the growing number of people's movements in Canada an...
Desertification
Grainger, Alan
Book
1982
A decade ago the Sahel drought killed thousands of people and millions of animals. It focused world attention on the dangers and causes of desertification. This book examines the reasons: overcultivat...
Food, Shelter and the American Dream
Aronowitz, Stanley
Book
1974
Discusses the state of the American economy, the consequences for politics and culture that might arise from the new situation, and possible solutions.
Funu: The Unfinished Saga of East Timor
Ramos-Horta, Jose; preface by Noam Chomsky
Book
The struggle of East Timor is unique. It was recently invaded and occupied not by European colonialists, but by another Third World country. The shocking genocide of its people is being carried out wi...
Getting Started on Social Analysis in Canada: Third Edition
Czerny, Michael; Swift, Jamie
Book
1984
See also CX2933.
Keeping the Rabble in Line
Chomsky, Noam; Barsamian, David
Book
1994
Interviews with Noam Chomsky covering issues such as free trade, health care, global warming, the nature of corporations, human rights, and democracy.
Le Nouvel Ordre Economique International
Article
1975
Une vue d'ensemble du "nouvel ordre economique international."
The Pillage of the Third World
Jalee, Pierre
Book
1965
This book investigates whether, despite the termination of old colonial ties, the metropolitan areas of the world do not continue to exploit the underdeveloped countries of the world by virtue of long...
Power and Need in Africa: Basic Human Needs and Development Policies
Wisner, Ben
Book
1989
Ben Wisner makes a case for giving the poor of Africa the means to develop their own future. He shows how a new African renaissance could spring from a radical basic-needs approach. A renaissance whic...
The Prosperous Few and the Restless Many
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1993
a collection of short commentaries by Noam Chomsky on global issues, drawn from interviews in the early 1990s. Topics include global economics, racism, NAFTA, and hot topics of the day.
The Protectionist Trap: Against The Current vol. 88
Lund, Caroline
Article
2000
In July, the United Nations and some fifty large corporations came to an agreement that the companies would all respect workers' rights and protect the environment in their investments around the worl...
The Rising Seas
Ince, Martin
Book
1990
Rosa Luxemburg, Women's Liberation, and Marx's Philosophy of Revolution
Dunayevskaya, Raya
Book
1981
Part I - Rosa Luxemburg as Theoretician, as Activist, as Internationalist. Part II - The Women's Liberation Movement as Revolutionary Force and Reason. Part III - Karl Marx: From Critic of Hegel to Au...
Small is Beautiful: A Study of Economics as if People Mattered
Schumacher, E.F.
Book
1973
Schumacher argues that mainstream economics is incompatible with the long-term ends of humanity.
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...
The Socialist Register 1983: Volume 20: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1983
Socialist Register 1984: Volume 21: The Uses of Anti-Communism
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1984
The Technological Transformation of the Third World: Strategies and Prospects
Bhagavan, M.R.
Book
1990
Dr. Bhagavan explores how Third World countries have tried to enforce an effective transfer of technology and technological know-how to their citizens. He argues a new strategy is required so that the...
The Third World Debt: The Comforts of Newspaper Pie
Gardiner, David
Article
1991
Canadians are unaffected by the Third World, since most of it arrives in the form of newspaper headlines.
Third World Minerals and Global Pricing: A New Theory
Nwoke, Chibuzo
Book
1989
This study examines the distribution of the enormous wealth inherent in the Third World's mineral resources. Dr. Nwoke criticizes the bargaining model usually used to explain relations between global ...
Third World - Second Sex 2
Davies, Miranda
Book
1989
This sequal to Miranda Davies' successful book Third World, Second Sex, presents first-hand accounts from the 1980's of the concerns and activities of individual women and women's organizations in the...
Third World: Development of Underdevelopment
Slide Show
1973
Multi-media resource kit examines general international development issues with real-world examples.
The Very Future of Third World Agriculture Is at Stake
Sharma, Devinder
Article
2013
Food security is simply a smokescreen to provide a cover-up for the global efforts being made to dismantle the very foundations of Third World agriculture. Putting more income into the hands of Third ...
What is the New International Economic Order?
Article
1975
Overview and critique of the New International Economic Order.
Who do we try to rescue today?: Canada under corporate rule
Finn, Ed
Book
2000
A collection of essays discussing aspects of the role of corporations in late-20th-century Canada.
Women and Global Capitalism: Against The Current vol. 85
Dujon, Veronica
Article
2000
Women are affected in unique ways by current forms of global economic integration. Their experiences, concerns and needs must be a central part of the groundwork for understanding and transforming thi...
World Debt: Who is to Pay?
Schatan, Jacobo
Book
1987
The solution of the debt crisis cannot lie in reducing interest rates or juggling exchange rates. As this book shows, merely servicing the swelling mountain of debt means a relentless increase in the ...
World Orders Old and New
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1994
Chomsky surveys the international scene since 1945.
Year 501: The Conquest Continues
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1993
An examination of the U.S. role in the world placed in the long historical perspective of the 500 years that followed the voyages of Columbus.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Beyond Borders -- Ensuring Global Justice for Children
Beyond Borders, a charitable organization, works to end all sexual crimes against children, especially cross-border crimes including sex tourism and child pornography. Beyond Borders is the Canadian a...
Center for Third World Organizing
A training and resource centre dedicated to building a social justice movement led by people of colour. CTWO works with local allies and community organizations nationally to strategize on how to ...
Chomsky.info
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
New Internationalist
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.
Third World Newsreel
Third World Newsreel (TWN) is an alternative media arts organization that fosters the creation, appreciation and dissemination of independent film and video by and about people of color and social jus...
WaterCan
WaterCan is a leading Canadian charity dedicated to fighting global poverty by helping the world's poorest people gain access to clean water, basic sanitation and hygiene education.

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From the Connexions Archives

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.
Vanguard Magazine
Periodical profile published 1976
Greene, Bonnie (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1976
An independent Christian magazine dealing with social issues.